Wednesday, August 17, 2011

THATTAI

I learnt this recipe from my mother in law.It came out perfect.I thought of making this upfront for Krishna Jayanthi. However the whole batch was finished yesterday itself:-) 

Thattai

Ingredients
Rice flour: 1 cup
Urad dal flour: 1 tablespoon
Salt: 3/4 tsp
Asafoetida:1/4 tsp
Grated coconut:2 tablespoons
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Butter: 2 tablespoon
Bengal gram dal/Kadala parupu: 2 tsp
White Sesame seeds: 1 tsp
Oil: to fry
Curry leaves: a sprig (optional)
The above quantity yields around 25 small thattais


Urad dhal flour:
Dry roast the urad dhal until a nice aroma comes out.It should slightly change the color but should not become deep reddish brown
Allow it to cool and powder in mixie
Sift the flour and store in air tight container.


Procedure:
Step1:
Mix rice flour, urad dhal flour, salt, hing and chilli powder well.Sift this mixture well.
Soak the channa dal in water for 15 minutes


Step2:
Add the grated coconut.
If you are using frozen coconut, thaw it before adding


Step3:
Add the butter and mix well 

Step4:
Boil 1/2 cup of water and add salt and asafoetida and allow it to cool


Step5:
Now add salt  water and drained channa dhal  and knead to a pliable dough (Similar to chappathi dough). Add more water if necessary


Step6:
Make the thattai shapes using butter/wax paper
Make small balls and place it on butter paper
Cover it with another butter paper and press the balls with a heavy tumbler
This way it will be easy to make the thattais with perfect round shape
Make sure that thattais are little thin so that it comes out crispy

Step7:
Using a fork make small holes in the thattai (This will avoid puffing like pooris)


Step8:
Pre heat the oil and fry the thattais to golden brown.Use medium to high heat

Notes:

  • Make sure you sift the flour and the sesame seed is free of stones to avoid bursting
  • Dont add too much of urad dhal flour which may result in chewy thattai
  • Fry in medium heat to make sure the inner part is also crispy
  • If using frozen coconut, thaw it before use. Can also roast it slightly.
  • Dry chilli flakes can also be added instead of chilli powder
  • The flavour is enhanced when coconut oil is used for frying.I have tried this using canola oil and also sunflower oil.
  • Make the thattais little thin.If it is too thick, then inner part may not turn crispy
Step by Step Pictures




30 comments:

  1. My fav recipe.. looks really good.. yummy :)
    Indian Cuisine

    ReplyDelete
  2. Perfect snack for this season..Love to munch with cup of tea..

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is very new to me. Looks so crunchy and yummy. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thattai looks so crispy. I bookmark this.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice..we make something like this called chekkalu in andhra...
    Nice pics..

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, perfect crunchy thattais. Beautifully prepared.

    ReplyDelete
  7. ever green snack used in every kitchen crispy yumm

    ReplyDelete
  8. Crispy thattais looks irresistible and crunchy..

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thattais looks super crispy and yumm:) loved it..

    ReplyDelete
  10. hooo classy and authentic one:)
    looks crispy and tempting:)
    ARS Event-E for Egg Recipes

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yum ...I love this ....when I started to munch on ...its unstoppable :) ...looks fab

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very classical one. I love to have few.

    Cheers,
    Uma

    ReplyDelete
  13. Crispy & tempting thattai!!! Will try out this weekend!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love them...looks delicious..:)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have seen a few of these recipes and they look awesome :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. We make the same way except for coconut...Nice cliks

    ReplyDelete
  17. Crispy and crunchy thattais...love them

    ReplyDelete
  18. Crispy & irresistible!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thattai looks perfect and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  20. an authentic recipe..looks great..delicious n crispy..

    ReplyDelete
  21. perfect for the upcoming festive season...They have turned out real crispy

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have had these at my friends place. but never tried them at home :D I have to very soon :D Yours looks yumm

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow looks so delicious and temtpting ...

    ReplyDelete
  24. This would go well with a hot cuppa. Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  25. looks tempting and delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hai Shylaja, you have been tagged in a game, please visit my space for details.

    ReplyDelete