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.
- 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.