Monday, July 12, 2010


South Indian snacks are very popular in whole India. The verity of snacks items are made with rice here since rice takes major part of diet here. I love Murukku, Thattai, and Athirasam but before wedding I didn’t know how to make these. After wedding I started learning all these from my MIL and I am still learning. Recently got chance to learn from her how to make Thattai and it came out very well. Here is what my MIL has thought me:-


Preparation time: 15 minutes (Approximately)

Cooking time-45 minutes-1 hours (Approximately)

Makes-50 medium size numbers of Thattai


Rice Flour-2 cups

Black Gram (Urad Dal) Flour-4 tabs

Grated Coconut-6 tabs

Toor Dal or Gram Dal-4-6 tabs (Soaked in water before one hour)

Sesame Seeds-2 tabs

Coconut Oil-2 tabs

Unsalted Butter-2 tabs

Crushed Pepper Corn-4 tabs

Red Chilli Powder- 2 tsp or as you required

Salt- to taste

Asafoetida powder- 1 tsp

Curry leaves-few

Oil- for deep frying


• Take a mixing bowl.

• Put rice flour, black gram flour and salt. Mix well.

• Now add grated coconut, soaked dal, sesame seeds. Butter, crushed pepper corn, red chilli powder, curry leaves and asafoetida powder.

• Mix all this well.

• By sprinkling some water to flour, make soft dough from it but it should not be watery.

• Now heat a pan and put oil in this for deep frying.

• Take a thin cleaned cloth or plastic paper.

• Wipe your fingers with a drop of coconut oil.

• Take a small lemon size ball of prepared dough.

• Keep this on the one side of edge of cloth or plastic paper and closed it with other side of edge.

• Now press this by your hand or a wide base vessel to make small circle.

• Fry this in hot oil in medium heat till it is cooked well.

• Remove on kitchen tissues for excess oil.

• Cool and store in air tight container.


• For making black gram dal flour take 5-6 tabs of whole or split dal and dry roast in a pan and make fine powder in mixer.

• I have used pepper and red chilli powder for this you can use any of these as you like.


Indian Khana said...

Looks so perfect and spicy...yum

Swathi said...

Thattai looks good.

Unknown said...

Lovely and cripsy looking dear.

Priya Suresh said...

I wont pick some from the click rite now, very tempting crispy thattais, my fav..

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

perfect tea time snack about to give a try tomorow...!!

kitchen queen said...

looks very crispy and nice.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

I absolutely love this snack..thanks for sharing the recipe..will try some day...

Kiran said...

Crispy and delicious looking thattai.

Unknown said...

luks so perfect and colourfull...thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

they looks the traditional snacks..which we rarely get to eat nowadays..

PranisKitchen said...

really crispy and delicious ..very best snack for tea..

Sanjeeta kk said...

Very crispy and tempting snack.

Neetz said...

yuumy yumm..nice one :)
thnks so much for ur comment on mine dear..since u said u r on diet... i would like to know what diet u following i m too on one :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

perfect snack for tea time

Madhu said...

Thattai....I think its called Adia in Tamil Nadu. looks so nice Vidhya.

Madhu said...

Sorry Subhashini....I got the name wrong. I was talking to my colleague and wrote her name instead of your. Sorry dear.