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Health Benefits of Spicy Thukkada

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Spicy Thukkada ! Our traditional Spicy Thukkada has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Spicy Thukkada and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Spicy Thukkada lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Spicy Thukkada maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy - 319 cal
  • Protein - 5 g - 10%
  • Carbohydrates - 38 g - 13%
  • Fiber - 5 g - 18%
  • Fat - 17 g - 23%
  • Cholesterol - 2 mg - 1%
  • Vitamin A - 154 mcg - 5%
  • Vitamin B1 - 0.2 mg - 17%
  • Vitamin B2 - 0.1 mg - 8%
  • Vitamin B3 - 2 mg - 13%
  • Vitamin B9 - 15 mcg - 4%
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg - 0%
  • Vitamin E - 0.3 mg - 2%
  • Calcium - 40 mg - 3%
  • Iron - 2 mg - 11%
  • Potassium - 132 mg - 3%
  • Sodium - 10 mg - 0%
  • Magnesium - 54 mg - 13%
  • Wheat is rich in fiber and helps with digestion and improves gut health.
  • Minerals like phosphorus and calcium help in maintenance and development of body tissues and strengthening of bones.
  • The potassium content helps in lowering blood pressure levels and promotes a healthy heart.
  • It contains a good amount of B vitamins that are healthy for pregnant women. It helps in the growth of body cells, improve metabolism and increase energy levels.
  • Garlic is one of the best options to boost the immune system. The vitamins and other nutrients help with curing common illnesses. A regular consumption of a significant amount of garlic may also help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer.
  • Antioxidants in garlic support brain health and help in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.


  • Regular consumption of wheat can help in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Kala Kala biscuits is a similar Indian sweet treat with a few variations to Spicy Thukkada and it is also popular throughout the country.
  • Wheat is a largely grown crop and its trade worldwide is greater than all other crops combined.
  • Garlic has antibacterial properties and can fight infections. The nutrients in it also help improve the skin health.
  • India is one among the top 5 largest producers of wheat in the world.
  • Spicy Thukkada is similar to a popular namkeen of North India, known as Namak Para. It is also a Diwali special snack.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant quantity of one small bowl can be consumed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • It is perfect as an evening snack.

Eat along with:

  • It can be enjoyed alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea.
  • It can be eaten with its sweeter version.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • Not advisable to consume often as it is a deep fried snack.
  • People with gluten intolerance shall avoid.



Story/History of recipe

Spicy Thukkada / Kara Thukkada is a Tirunelveli special crunchy bites. It is one of the common household snacks that is simple to prepare and favorite for everyone. Among other sweets and snacks this is also prepared for Diwali. Sweet alternative of the same is also available which is covered with sugar syrup.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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    The following are the ingredients needed for preparing Spicy Thukkada,

    • Wheat flour - 1 cup
    • Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon or as preferred
    • Garlic paste - 1/2 teaspoon
    • Asafoetida/ hing - 1/4 teaspoon
    • Salt to taste
    • Water as required
    • Oil for deep frying

    Preparation Steps

    1. In a bowl, mix wheat flour, garlic paste, red chilli powder, asafoetida and salt.
    2. Pour water little by little and knead it into a non sticky tight dough. Let it rest for a few minutes.
    3. Divide the dough into small balls by taking lemon sized amounts of dough and rolling it.
    4. Flatten each ball using a rolling pin by dusting the surface and dough with wheat flour so that it doesn't stick.
    5. Cut the flat dough into any desired shapes like diamonds or squares using a knife or pizza cutter.
    6. Repeat the same process for remaining dough.
    7. Heat a pan with oil for deep frying at high flame.
    8. Lower the flame and fry the pieces. Give it a stir occasionally to fry well.
    9. Fry them batch by batch as per the capacity of the pan.
    10. Make sure to cook every batch uniformly for better taste.
    11. Once it has puffed up and fried well take it in a strainer or tissue cloth to remove excess oil.
    12. Prepared Spicy Thukkada can be stored in an airtight container and can stay fresh for over 10 days.
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