Friday, January 18, 2008

Thattai (Rice fritters)

Thattai is a very famous snack in South India. I was thinking to make this thattai few weeks back. But somehow i was not able to make it till today. Tried it today and i'm very happy. Because i made my hubby's favourite dish at home. Whoohoooo!!!!

You will need:

  • 2 cups rice flour
  • ¼ cup urad dal flour ( can use coffee grinder to grind it)
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp channa dal
  • 1 tbsp moong dal
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • pinch of asofoetida
  • pinch of baking soda(optional)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp paprika/kashmiri chilli powder(can substitute with chili powder also)
  • 10 curry leaves(finely chopped)
  • salt for taste
  • roasted peanuts finely chopped (optional)
  • less than ½ cup water
  • oil fr deep frying and for flattening
Step 1:

Soak moong dal and channa dal in hot water for 15 mins.

Step 2:

Sieve rice flour and urad dal together in a bowl. In that add melted butter, cumin seeds, salt, baking powder, sesame seeds, asofoetida,curry leaves and mix it. Now strain the moong dal and channa dal. Add it to the above mix. At this stage the dough will look like this.

Step 3:

Now add water to the above mix little by little till you get a stiff dough similar to chapathi dough.

Step 4:

Heat oil in a medium heat. Now divide the dough into 4 parts and work with one by one. Take one part and flatten it. I used cookie cutter to get the shape.While rolling use oil just to stop dough from sticking.Flatten it to a thickness of credit card.

You can also do this without using cookie cutter. Just roll it into small balls(smaller than golf ball) and flatten it using hand or using rolling pin. Use oil to flatten it.
Step 5:

Fry it one by one and drain it in paper towel . Let it cool for 10 mins. Now you can enjoy with a cup of coffee/tea. Store the remaining thattai's in a air tight container.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice presentation a new comer in cooking will feel easy