This is everyone's favorite snack at our house.
It is quite simple too. I don't make it too often since it is deep fried, but when i make it, it disappears in nanoseconds ;-)
Rice flour - 1 Cup
Urad flour - 2 spoons (heaped)
Hing - a pinch
Butter - 2 spoons
Red chilli powder - 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Pottu Kadalai (Roasted channa daal) - a handful
Curry leaves (optional)
Peanuts (optional) - I dont like with peanuts.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
Mix all the ingredients listend above and add water little by little and mix them into a pliable dough. You should be able to roll them into balls and pat them flat.
Divide the dough into equal size balls. Take a ziploc cover or a plastic sheet and apply some oil on it. Pat the balls into flat circles (like cookie, but not very thick). It should be as thick as marie biscuit (if that helps! :)) This is where it gets the name thattai. Thattai means flat in tamil.
Deep fry them in oil till they are golden brown. Reduce the heat if they become darker in colour.This is a very poor qualtiy and outdated picture that i have in my pc. Will upload a better quality pic later - if and whenever i download the photos from my camera ;-)
I would like to thank Hema for passing the butterfly award again.
Sending this to Pallavi's Yummy Festival Feast event.