Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thattai - Diwali Special Snacks / Easy Video Recipe

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crispy thattai

Crispy Thattai

Thattai is a traditional healthy South Indian crispy snack prepared for many festivals like Diwali, Krishna Jayanthi. This tempting and crunchy snack is made with rice and fried gram. Its one of our family favorite snack and I used to prepare frequently as my kids prefer savory snacks for evening. My mom is an expert in preparing authentic crispy snacks and thanks to her for this easy recipe. Try this thattai recipe at home and lemme know your feedback..:)

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  • Boiled rice - 1 cup
  • Fried gram / pottukadalai - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly - 3 to 4
  • Garlic - 4 to 5 pods
  • Toor dal - 1 tbsp
  • Moong dal - 1 tbsp
  • Crushed peanuts - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Hing / asafetida - a generous pinch
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash boiled rice and soak in water for minimum 3 hours.
  2. Wash and soak toor dal and moongdal in 1 cup of water.
  3. Add fried gram (pottukadalai) to blender and grind to smooth pwd. Seive to remove lumps if any.
  4. Drain the rice and add to blender.
  5. Add garlic and red chilly.
  6. Grind to smooth paste by adding little water. (take care only enough water required to grinding to be added. The batter should be in thick consistency)
  7. Transfer the batter to mixing bowl.
  8. Add fried gram pwd.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Add salt, soaked and drained toor dal and moongdal.
  11. Add hing and 2 tbsp of hot oil.
  12. Combine well.
  13. Grease a plastic sheet or banana leaf with oil.
  14. Take a small ball out of the dough and place in the greased sheet.
  15. Grease your fingers with oil and pat it to thin disc.
  16. Repeat the same for the other balls and keep ready
  17. Heat oil in frypan.
  18. Drop the thattais one by one carefully.
  19. Keep the flame in medium and deep fry until the thattais turn golden brown and crispy.
  20. Drain and reserve.
  21. Traditional healthy delicious Thattai is ready.
  22. Once its cooled off, store in airtight container for longer shelf life.
  23. It combines excellent with piping hot cup of chai..:)
crispy thattai


  1. Excellent easy method which the beginners too will try unhesitatingly.. Happy with your long awaited venture knowing your skill. May many benefit by your suggestions

    1. Hy Lakshmi, thanks for your inspiring feedback. Keep trying new recipes..:)

  2. Thattai looking very crunchy and tempting


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