Apr 9, 2008

Thattai(Rice Fritters)

As its name says this snack is flat and looks round in shape.I don’t know what they call in other parts of India.This is my hubby's favourite dish and a very popular snack in tamilnadu.Enjoy this with a cup of tea or coffee , great evening snack or we can store it for a week..Here is a simple method to make crispy thattai.


INGREDIENTS:

Rice flour -2 cups
Channa dal (Kadalai paruppu) - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds- 2 tsps
Green chili - 3
Urad dhal flour - 1/2cup
White sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves- few
Soda salt - 1pinch(optional)
Melted butter - 2 tsps
Salt

METHOD:

Soak channa dal for atleast 1 hour/10 mins in hot water.Drain the water and keep aside.Grind urad dhal in a blender, sieve it to get the finest powder.Blend green chili and curry leaves into fine paste.Mix rice flour, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and green chilli paste and salt. Add the soaked channa dal to the mixture .

Add water little by little and make the dough as murukku dough.Make small lime size balls and when pressed the edges should crack.That's the consistency for crispy thattai.Cut two opposite closed edges of Ziploc bag and place the dough on one side and cover it with other side and roll it into a thin layer or press each balls as thin as possible with your hands.Apply little oil so that it won’t stick.

Fry the thattais on medium heat, turning them over occasionally, until they are golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon on to absorbent paper.Serve as a snack with tea or coffee. Store in an airtight tin.

33 comments:

Kalai said...

My favorite!! Love thattais and yours look perfect, Dhivya! :)

Cilantro said...

These look really crispy. They will make a nice snack.

Cham said...

My favo snack too , they are perfect Dhiv!

Divya Vikram said...

This is my fav snack too Dhivya..My mom makes it often..Havent tried yet..will try your recipe sometime..

Meera said...

Haven't eaten them before. look so crispy!!

ranji said...

i never ate this..they look soo crispy and yummy....
i always look fwd to ur recipes..and i never get disappointed:)...thanks for sharing..

kamala said...

My kids favourite snack.Perfect one Dhivya

Trupti said...

hey Dhivya,
I never heard & ate thattais. These looks crispy & delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe

Uma said...

we call them pappu chekkalu in Telugu, dhivya! they are perfect snack for the evening. yours look simply fantastic. nicely done.

Vani said...

I love this! We call it nippattu in Kannada and my grandmom used to make them for us. Looks lovely, Dhivya!

Annu said...

Thats mouthwatering dear.I tried your potato rice,its really tasty,will post it soon:-)......

Divya said...

This is our Fav too ,we buy it from indian store ..now definitely going to make this ..yours look perfect crispy

madhuram said...

It looks so good, like made by a professional bakshanam maker. Good Job.

Lavi said...

This is my fav snack dhivi..looks so crispy..Nicely explained.

jayasree said...

Love thattais... Your thattais has got the perfect color and looks very crisp

Saswati said...

These thattais look perfect tea time snacks....very new to me:)

Kalpana said...

I love this....... I think it is chekkalu in telugu. not sure of the name...... So easy to prep....... WIll try soon....

Rosie said...

Yum - Yum this looks mouth watering good!! I could snack away on some of these right now! :)

Rosie x

SMN said...

never heard of it new to me..

Daily Meals said...

Love the thattai Dhivya! Looks crispy..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!... This is my fav... Love it... Urs is turned out so good and perfect.... Love it....

Archy said...

Wow.. Looks so perfect Dhivya..
We call it 'Nipattu' in kannada.. Never tried making at home.. but now vil try ur Crispy Thattai !!

Madhavi said...

Fritters looks very crispy, perfect tea time snacks huhhh, nice enrty dhivya!!!

Rupa said...

Wow..My favourite snack with tea... definitely must be tasting yummy..
we call it 'nippatu' in kannada.Instead of channa dal we put groundnuts.You can also put cashews :)

mitr_bayarea said...

Dhivya-

the thattais looks smashing and you made it sound so simple (in ur recipe) to do them- will try out sometime.

Dhivya said...

Kalai and cilantro - tahnks u girls for ur nice words

Cham - thanks cham

Divya - Glad these reminds ur mom's divya

meera - thanks meera

ranji - thanks dear..very very happy to see ur words

kamala - thanks dear

trupti - try once dear;;u will like them for sure

vani and uma - thanks for ur comments and the information girls

annu - hooo..thanks dear..hope u enjoyed the fried rice as much as we did

madhu - thanks for ur golden words

Dhivya said...

lavi and jaya - thank u very much

saswati - do try onece:))u will love them

kalpana - thanks dear

rosie and smn - thank u very girl for stopping by

dm and sukanya- glad u girls like my version

madhavi - thanks gils:)

rupa - my favorite too..thank u very much

mitr - would love to hear ur feedback girl

Homecooked said...

Your pic looks so good!!! They look crispy and tasty.

Jayashree said...

Looks crisp and thin....love 'em.

Seena said...

I like this with tea, looks so perfect Div!

AnuZi said...

YUMM! You are incredibly talented...I remember eating these till my stomach hurt!! ahh the good old day of childhood ;o)

Pallavi said...

Dhivya,

These look awesome. We make a similar thing in Andhra (Garelu).. with minor differences in the recipe. I will try this next time. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

- Pallavi @ All Things Yummy
(http://pallavi-foodblog.blogspot.com)

Anonymous said...

Hi Divya

They look yummy...we call them "pappu chekkalu" in Andhra..just perfect teatime snacks..