Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thattai - Diwali Prep week

Thattai, crispy and flat, deep fried savory snack made for Diwali . It's a famous snack in South India known by different names like Paruppu Villai/ Nippatti/ Nippattu/ Nippattlu .

Makes : 30

  • Par-Boiled Rice - 2 cup
  • Urad dal flour - 1/2 cup
  • Channa dal - 2 tbsp
  • Split Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves - 5
  • Curry leaves - 2 strand
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil


  1. Soak rice for 2 hrs and grind to smooth paste by adding little water. 
  2. Soak channa dal and split moong dal in water for 30 mins.
  3. In low flame slightly roast urad dal flour
  4. Grind garlic to paste and set aside
  5. Chop curry leaves 
  6. Mix ground rice, urad dal flour, garlic paste, curry leaves, sesame seeds, soaked channa dal, moong dal, red chilly powder, salt to taste
  7. Add melted butter, little water and form smooth dough
  8. Place greased ziploc sheet in a plate
  9. Make lime size balls of the dough
  10. Grease finger with oil and flatten the dough to form small flat dis
  11. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry thattai till its golden brown and flip it to cook both side
  12. Store in air-tight container


  1. yummy combination of flavours looks wonderful

  2. Yumm... Beautiful pics......
    I landed here from Food Gawker....


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