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Maida Thattai | Easy Thattai Murukku

Delicious melt-in-mouth & flaky Maida Thattai Recipe with step-wise pictures. Thattai Murukku is a tasty, quick and delicious tea-time snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Tamilnadu Recipes
Keyword: Festival Recipes, Snacks
Servings: 20 Thattai
Calories per Serving: 30kcal
Author: Ramya


  • Fry Pan
  • Blender


1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml


  • 1 cup Maida/All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tbsp Gram Dal/Pottu Kadalai
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Salt as needed
  • Water as needed
  • Oil as needed for Frying


  • First grind roasted gram dal into a smooth powder in a blender. Heat 2 tsp oil + 1 tsp ghee in a small pan until hot.
  • Add it to the mixing bowl along with maida, red chilli powder, salt.
  • Now add hot oil + ghee into the bowl.
  • Mix the ingredients until they are crumbly.
  • Now add water little by little and knead it into a soft pliable dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal sized balls.
  • Roll a ball of dough as thin as possible, evenly.
  • Using a cookie cutter or a lid, cut into smaller circles. Remove the extra dough from the edges.
  • Prick all over the rolled thattai using a fork. Meanwhile heat oil for deep frying. Once hot, set it on medium flame.
  • Drop 2-3 thattai gently into the hot oil.
  • Fry it on medium flame and turn it to the other side after the bottom is cooked.
  • When both the sides are light golden brown, remove from oil and drain onto a tissue paper.
  • Stack them in an airtight container for upto a week.