Thattai | How to make Thattai

By Bethica Das  |  8th Nov 2018  |  
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About Thattai Recipe

These traditional Tamil Nadu special deep fried snack are a great party appetizer / snack.


Ingredients to make Thattai

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tbsp. urad dal (split black gram), dry roasted & ground
  • 1 tbsp. roasted Bengal Gram lentil, powdered
  • 1 tbsp. chana dal, soaked for 2-3 hours
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • pinch of pepper powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • oil to deep fry

How to make Thattai

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the above mentioned ingredients (except oil to deep fry). Add water, little at a time, and knead into a dough.
  2. Divide into small balls. Place each ball on a greased plastic sheet and cover with another greased sheet. Press it gently with the back of a small bowl into a thin disc and prick all over with a fork.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Gently remove the thattai from the plastic sheet and slide it into the hot oil.
  4. Fry in batches on a low flame till all the sides are done. Drain on a kitchen towel and allow it to cool down before storing them in an airtight container.

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