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Spicy Thukkada | Wheat Flour Snack | Nellai Thukkada

Thukkada is one of the easiest snack made using Wheat Flour. It's crunchy, spicy even begginers can do this easily. This recipe can also be made using all purpose flour, but this recipe is made using wheat flour.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: India, Nellai, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 200 grams
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam



  • 1 cup Wheat Flour 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder adjust to your spice level
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • ¾ tsp Salt adjust to your taste
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying


  • Mix the wheat flour along with water,chili powder, Salt and hing and make this into a tight dough like chapati dough. 
  • Make small balls out of the dough and keep it aside. Take the rolling pin and keep 1 ball of the wheat flour dough and roll it like a chapati
  • Using a knife cut the wheat flour dough into small diamond pieces. Place the diamond shaped pieces in a paper and allow it to dry. Repeat the above steps for the remaining balls and allow all the diamond shaped pieces to dry completely. 
  • In a pan, heat the oil and when the oil is hot, gently add handful of dried diamond shaped thukkadas 
  • Fry the thukkada until it becomes crisp. Turn them frequently using a spatula to fry them evenly in both the sides. When the thukkada are crisp and turns to golden brown color, take the crisp thukkadas and keep it in a bowl with a paper tissue to dry the excess oil.
  • The delicious Thukkada (Spicy Thukkada) is ready for serving.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 10g