Thattai is a traditional South Indian snacks. This thattai is made with fried gram flour mixed with rice flour. The addition of fried gram flour makes the thattai more crunchy and tasty. I have already posted traditional Thattai recipe. This is a slight variation of traditional one.
Crispy Thattai With Fried Gram
- Rice Flour – 2 cups
- Fried Gram Flour / Pottukadalai Mavu – ½ cup
- Channa Dhal – ¼ cup soaked for 1 hour
- Butter – 1 tbsp. softened
- Salt – as needed
- Cumin Powder – ½ tsp.
- Chilli Powder – 2 tsp.
- Asafoetida – ½ tsp.
- Oil – for deep frying the thattai
- In a wide vessel, add rice flour, fried gram flour, red chilli powder, cumin powder, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
- Now add the soaked channa dhal and mix well.
- Add butter and mix well.
- Add water little by little to this to get a tight dough.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Take a small lemon sized ball and flatten it on a wet muslin cloth or a plastic sheet applied with oil.
- Slowly add this to the hot oil and fry till it becomes golden brown and crispy. Keep in low flame while making thattai to get crispy thattai. You can fry 3 or 4 thattai in a batch.
- Remove from fire and drain in a colander.
- When cooled, store the thattai in an airtight container.
- This is best tea time snack one can have.
- For making fried gram flour, heat a pan and dry roast the fried gram till golden brown and grind it to a fine powder when cooled.