Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thattai

Thattai is a flat disc shaped attractively delicious and crispy snack, liked by all. It is also called Ellu vadai, Elladai, Thattu vadai, Thattachchu, or thattachu.

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour (Arisi maavu) -2 Cup

  • Fried gram flour (Chutney dal flour / Pottukkadalai flour / Odachakadalai flour) -1/2 Cup

  • Fried Gram -2 tsp

  • Red chili powder -1 tsp

  • Asafetida (Perungayam / Hing) -1/4 tsp  

  • Sesame seed (Gingelly seed / Ellu / Til)-2 tsp

  • Curry Leaves (Kariveppilai / karipaththaa) – a few

  • Butter -1 tsp

  • Edible oil -For frying

  • Salt -To taste


Method of preparation:


  • Put all the ingredients except oil in a pan, sprinkle water and mix well.

  • Make thick dough.

  • Make small balls out of the dough.

  • Flatten the balls one by one on an oily plastic paper with your oily fingers.

  • Heat edible oil in a thick and heavy bottomed pan.

  • Transfer a flattened ball (Disc / Uncooked Thattai) from the paper to your palm and then slowly slide it into hot oil.

  • Similarly repeat this for all thattais.

  • Turn the floating thattais upside down so as to be cooked evenly brown.

  • Remove them from oil, put them on a paper kept in a basket, let them cool and store them in an air tight container.

  • Serve on any occasion, any season with or without tea, coffee or meal.

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