Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thattai - Crispy Snacks

Diwali is really approaching fastly, most of the South Indian's love to prepare Murukku else Thattai to celebrate each n every year Diwali..i love to ate these thattais whenever my mom prepare them also as evening snacks..this savoury snacks will be very crispy with an amazing choice of flours and with handful of channadal n peanuts..i prepared them at home this weekend, just followed my mom's way of preparation..if we have everything at home, these thattais will take half an hour to of the easiest n tastiest snacks, also my all time favourite..

2cups Rice flour
1/2cup Gram flour
1cup Roasted Chick peas (dalia , pottukadalai)
1tsp Peppercorns
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2tsp Butter(room temperature)
1tsp Red chilly powder
2tbsp Channa dal
20nos Peanuts (raw)
1tsp Asafoetida powder
Oil for deepfrying

Grind finely the roasted chickpeas(pottukadalai) into need to sieve it..just grind them as fine powder is enough, the grounded powder r flour will be approximately one n half cup ...grind coarsely peppercorns n cumin seeds..keep aside..Soak channadal n peanuts separately atleast for an hour..peel the skin of the soaked peanuts..drain both channadal n peanuts...

Take a large bowl, add the rice flour, gram flour,grounded roasted chick peas flour, grounded peppercorns n cuminseeds, butter, red chilly powder, soaked channadal n peanuts, asafoetida powder, salt n mix everything well with enough water as a smooth dough..this dough wont be sticky, u dont even need oil to make small balls out of this dough..make small golf size balls from the thattai dough..

Take a small ball from the thattai dough also take 2 zip lock bags, grease both ziplock bag with a ball as sandwich in between the greased bag, place them inside the poori press...i used poori press to make my thattais easily..its quite easy to make them fast n quick..can also rolling pins to make the thattais..just give a gentle press n make them as small pooris...

Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying, once the oil get hot, drop the uncooked thattais one by one to the hot oil...fry them in medium hot flame, once u drop the thattais the oil will bubble vigorously, cook both sides of thattais,until they float on the top of the oil, take them out from oil n drain the excess of the oil with a papper towel..dont overcrowd..fry them as small batches...dont taste them immediately they wont be crunchy, let them cool for few minutes..tastes them to check for salt n for crispyness..if everything ok, fry all the ball as thattais n finish them...Arrange them in an air tightened box..

Crispy Thattais, My All Time Favourite!!!!!

Sending this crispy thattais to: JFI - Festival Treats
On the way to: Srivalli's Rice Mela


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow... looks nice & crispy priya... kalakunga!!!nice entry priya...

ST said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya ,they are my and my family favorite too.Looks very perfect and crispy...

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

priya,it looks really yummy,can i take one thattai from ur plate...

Bombay-Bruxelles said... Reply To This Comment


I've not done anything savoury yet and this seems perfect! thanks for this recupe

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

yum yum yummy we call this as pappuchekkalu looks so crispy nice entry priya

Pallavi said... Reply To This Comment

They are my alltime favorite too :) We call them "appalu/gaarelu" in telugu and the ingredients are a little different but pretty much the same. I have not had a chance to blog about them yet.. May be soon.. :) Thanks for sharing..

Suganya said... Reply To This Comment

This is my fav snack. Looks so good. Turned out perfect for u. YUM!

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Sangeeth said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Priya They have come out just right!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I am going to make today, looks perfect Priya :)

viji said... Reply To This Comment

crispy thattai superb ingredients are tempting to prepare

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

This thattai makes me nostalgic..Amma used to make these often..

Abhimuthu said... Reply To This Comment

Apdiye diwali smell varudhu.. great thattais my favorite diwali snack.

anudivya said... Reply To This Comment

Love thattais and murukku and the whole lot. I don't know if I will be making them, but they sure look good.

raaji said... Reply To This Comment

You know i used to choose the ones with a lots of peanuts and fried dal in the appam....i love its crunchy taste....

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Can guess these thattais r not only my favourite one, also for many of us..glad..

Thanks a lot friends, for stopping by n dropping ur kind comments, am happy to see u all here...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the lovely dish..this is my favorite..wish I could have it now!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

hello priy

nice one . i wiil b trying out tis 2day.
thanx a lot for sharing. its my hubby favorite!!