Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thattai(South Indian Snack)

Made this for the first time and happy that it turned out crunchy, tasty and the way I expected. We can make so many pieces as much as we can at a time so that we can have a bite whenever we want with tea.:)

Rice Flour - 6 cups
Urad Dhal Flour - 1 cup
Curry leaves - few
salt - to taste
White Sesame seeds - 2 spoons
Asafoetida - 1/4 spoon
Chilly powder - 2 spoons or to your spice level
Soaked Channa Dal - 2 spoons(soak it for half hour in hot water and use it)

Oil - for deep fry

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, add little water at a time and make a firm dough. Add little oil at the end for smoothness but this is optional.
  • Rest this for 5 mins.

  • Now make small lemon size balls out of it.

  • Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying in a frying pan.
  • Now take a plastic sheet greased with oil. place one ball on it, and press well (by hand or using the base tip of stainless steel cup) to make a small circle. It should not be too thin/thick.
  • Do this for the remaining balls.
  • Grease more oil on the plastic sheet if you feel its sticky.
  • Now deep fry them in oil until brown on both sides.
  • If the sound of frying in the oil reduces rapidly, you can take out the thattais and drain them in paper towel. Check whether they are crunchy and not soft.
  • Once they cool down, place them in a container.
Once stored in a an air tight contatiner,we can use even upto a month.

You can also reduce the amount of flour used to make them less in quantity but the ratio should be 1:6-----Urad Dhal Flour:Rice Flour.

For making Urad Dhal Flour - Just take 1 cup of urad dhal, dry roast in a pan until light brown,cool off and grind into powder.

Sending this to "Deep Fried Snacks" event hosted by Tickling Palates.


  1. this is my fav snack, nicely made! yumm!

  2. Love this crunchy and yummy snack....

  3. You have a grt collection of snacks in here.. following u