Beef Chatti Pathiri


Beef Chatti Pathiri also termed ‘Adukku Pathiri’ is a famous North Malabari snack made during festival occasions like Ramadan and other festivities. This is a popular Muslim snack, a favorite one throughout Kerala. Though a snack, the dish is a bit more heavier and filling. Preparing the dish is a bit tedious, you need some patience and a perfect vessel too for layering the beef filling. Beef Chatti Pathiri is unique and special with chappatis or pancakes layered alternatively with a spicy minced meat masala. This is a must try dish in your kitchen. The specialty of the dish is that the layered pancakes or chappathis are pan fried together in one kadai. In North Malabar, Beef Chatti Pathiri is quite popular with its close relative ‘the sweet version without beef’ running almost parallel. Sweet versions are prepared with a mixture of coconut, sugar and other ingredients. The dish resembles ‘lasagna’ with thin sheets of pancakes and stuffing. Serve Beef Chatti Pathiri with hot Masala Chai.

Beef Chatti Pathiri is a delicious and complete meal by itself. The protein rich snack is healthy and very wholesome too. I came to know about the recipe from a Muslim friend of mine settled in Malabar region. This recipe is unfamiliar in other regions of Kerala. It requires some of your time for preparation but its worth the effort. It tasted all so yummy and we skipped our dinner for the night. You can replace atta for maida if you like it that way. But I am a hater of maida and I stay away from it. Especially I do not like my kids savoring maida that is not good for health. Beef is rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well illustrated Beef Chatti Pathiri recipe here.


Beef Chatti Pathiri

Beef Chatti Pathiri

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • For preparing the dish, first marinate the beef in red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt as required. Cook it in a pressure cooker for 5-6 whistles or until cooked.
  • Mince the cooked beef and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add crushed ginger, garlic and curry leaves.
  • Then add sliced onion and saute for few minutes. Finally add minced beef, chopped coriander leaves and combine well.
  • Turn off the flame and keep it ready.
  • Whisk 3 eggs with 1/2 tsp pepper powder and required salt. Dip a cooked chappathi in the egg mixture and place it on a greased saucepan as a first layer. Spread the beef filling evenly over the chappathi.
  • Dip the second crepe in the egg, Place it over the Beef filling. Repeat the process till 6 chappathis (the top layer should be a chappathi) are arranged. If you have beaten eggs remaining, pour it over the topmost crepe layer. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of ghee over the top layer. Cover the pan with its lid and cook over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Cook till the bottom layer has turned light golden in color. Flip it over and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Spicy and delicious Beef Chatti Pathiri snack dish is ready.


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