Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thattai - A crunchy south indian snack


Since Diwali is coming, i thought i will post something for diwali in advance.


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 ;-)



Ingredients :


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.


Method :

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This is a very poor qualtiy and outdated picture that i have in my pc.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.


32 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks great vibaas! keep posting more recipes for diwali.

slk said...

Looks so yummy.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Right posting on the right time vidya. yr thattai looks crispy and yummy.

jeyashrisuresh said...

i havent tried thattai so far.I thought it is so difficult.
this looks very easy.will try it .my son loves that

Vibaas said...

Thanks Mahima, slk, hema and jeyashri.

Jeyashri, it is quite easy. Butter makes it melt in the mouth crunchy, so don't compromise on that :)

Mahima, i will definitely try to post more Diwali recipes.

Uma said...

oooh, delicious. I love these.

jayasree said...

My favorite snack. I use chana dal in place of pottukadalai.

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy thatai.came out well.Thank u so much.Only thing i dont have patience to do more quantity.

Priya said...

Vibaas, wat a coincidence, i prepared sterday thattai too..mines is quite different from urs...looks great..

Vibaas said...

Thx uma, jeyasri and priya.

JayashriSuresh, thx for trying the recipe and giving me the feedback immediately. I appreciate your feedback.

Priti said...

Yummy snack for Diwali..looks nice...will wait for your new pic ;)

Vibaas said...

Thx Priti! Will try to get that pic soon :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks gr8. Simple and easy to make also. Thanks for sharing.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow they are in perfect shape they look crispy and yummy too.

Usha said...

Your thattai looks perfect...very tempting...

Vibaas said...

Thx Lubna, Ramya and Usha.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Vibaas, it's a nice idea to do a-z series.. but i think, people will get bored of it soon...

Aparna said...

THis is a favourite here too. ACtually, all traditional snacks tend to disappear in no time.:)
Like Jayasree, I also make thattai with chana dal.

anudivya said...

Diwali snacks! Yay! I will mostly be seeing them. Looks great.

vandana rajesh said...

Looks nice vibaas. With diwali coming it would be a nice recipe to try.

Vibaas said...

Thx aparna, anudivya and vandana.

Sia said...

gosh, talk abt going on strict diet. one look at those thattai and i start to drool.

Nidhi said...

Never tried this. Looks very yummy and crispy!

Vaishali said...

Dear Vibaas, this thattai looks great- I am definitely going to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

Vibaas said...

Thx Sia, Nidhi and Vaishali.

Sia, it's hard for me to stay on diet too. I give in to temptations very easily :-)

Madhuram said...

It's long time since I have used oil to deep fry. Since my mother is here this time for Diwali, she is preparing some bakshanams and am enjoying it.

The thattai looks very good. My grandmother used to make it for me always.

Vibaas said...

thx Madhu. Enjoy the diwali with your mom. It's always hard to stay on diet when mom is here ;-)

Vandana said...

Hi!
Your Thattai looks yummy! Thanks for dropping by on my blog. Your blog is great too!
Vandana

Akal's Saappadu said...

Hi Vibaas,

First time in your blog. You've got a lovely set of inspiring vegetarian recipes. I 'm thankful for the comment you left;
Those thattais look crunchy crunchy!! The first snack (other than the sweets, breakfast items etc etc)I buy as soon as I reach India is a packet of those Thattais (I call it Elladai)... should try it atleast once.. I'm afraid it'll be finished as soon as I do, we are 4 gourmets at home. You're doing a great job.

Vrinda said...

Hi first time here,this dish is new to me ,will try soon,nice blog will visit again..

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indian recipes in hindi said...

Tasty and easy! I had trouble with the patty not sticking together very well, so perhaps I'll take @forestdweller's recommendations. I would perhaps have added onions to the mix, but the recipe is definitely good as is. The quantities above made 18 medium-sized patties for me. - See more at: http://www.bhaskar.com/recipes/

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