Thattai (Traditional Tamil Nadu Snack)

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Thattai (Traditional Tamil Nadu Snack)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :2 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 2 Hr 15 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 tbsp. urad dal (split black gram), dry roasted & ground

  • 1 tbsp. roasted Bengal Gram lentil, powdered

  • 1 tbsp. chana dal, soaked 2-3 hours

  • 1 cup rice flour

  • 1 tbsp. oil

  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp. pepper powder

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida

  • 2 cups oil to deep fry


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Gently remove the thattai from the plastic sheet and slide it into the hot oil.
  • 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.
  • Relish it as a tea time snack or when ever desired. I like to have mine with some hummus, mayo or any homemade dip. They taste great.