Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thattais - A diwali special

Thattais are south indian snack varieties,which is prepared especially during festivals.I remember the days,where my mom used to prepare in in large batches and share it with friends and foes.This is my mom's recipe,which my friend Priya made me to remember,by giving her thattais.This is a spicy variety of thattai,which u wud never feel like eating just one.My H gave me 4 out of 5 immediately consuming it.(Yeah he will never ever give full mark to any dish.Thats his style.)Give it a try,u will love it.

1.Rice flour               -          1 cup
2.Red chillies             -           6
3.Garlic cloves          -            6
4.Turmeric pwdr        -            a pinch
5.Chilli pwdr              -            1/4 tsp
6.Ghee                         -            1 1/2 tsp
7.salt                            -            to taste
8.Chana dal                  -             1/4 cup
9.Ground nut                 -             2 tbsp
10.hing                          -             a pinch

* Soak the chana dal for an hour.
* Grind the red chillies and garlic finely together.
* Brake down the fried ground nut into pieces.
* Take a mixing bowl,add rice flour,ghee,salt,hing,turmeric pwdr,red chilli pwdr,grinded red chilli & garlic,broken ground nut and soaked chana dal.
* Mix them well and form into a soft dough.Apply oil to the dough and keep it ready.
* Take a pan of oil and heat it well.
* Take a zip loc cover,apply oil to it.
* Pinch out a little dough and with ur greased hand, pat it on the ziploc cover into a thin thattai.The thickness shud not be too thin,as it will break easily.And it shud not be too thick,as it will become hard.
* Drop the thattai in hot oil and cook it for a minute or two.Or untill the thattai becomes golden brown.
* Flip the thattai and cook it again ,untill the bubble siezes out.
* Remove the thattais,strain it and store it in air tight containers.

The spice level can be altered to one's taste.Make sure the ghee shud be added only the specified level.If we add too much ghee,then there are chances for the thattai to become brittle.The oil for frying shud be really hot as we do it for appalams.


Unknown said...

Crispy and perfect thattais

Kalyani said...

Wow looks yummy and delicious .... Happy diwali ...

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

sorry m lat in congratulating you with your good news. take care dear. love your thattais. happy diwali.

ஸாதிகா said...

தீபாவளி நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

Suja Manoj said...

Delicious crispy snack..my favorite

Julie said...

Yummy n crispy ones!!
Happy Diwali to you n your family!!

divya said...

looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...
A very Happy Diwali to you & your family !!!

Unknown said...

thatai looks crisp and yummy dear

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