THATTAI|THATTU VADAI|THATTU MURUKKU
Thattai is an authentic snack of Tamilnadu to celebrate the festival occasions. It is available throughout the year in almost all snack stalls.
Store-bought Raw rice flour 250 gms
Fried gram 100g
Dried Red Chillies 3 pcs
Salt 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida one pinch
Curry leaves 25+10 torn curry leaves
Chana dal 2 tsp
Water to knead
Groundnut OIl/any oil you prefer: 400 ml
Hot Oil @deep fry temperature 1 Tbsp
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Yield 35 Thattais
Wash and soak chana dal in little water for 30 minutes
Dry roast the raw rice flour on low to medium heat without changing its colour for a while.
Grind the fried gram, red chillies to a fine powder.
Add some (25)curry leaves and run the mixie for a second.
In a mixing bowl, add roasted raw rice flour, ground fried gram contents, asafoetida, salt, 10 torn-curry leaves.
Mix to combine.
Add water little by little and knead the contents to form a soft non-sticky dough.
Make a small pit in the centre and add hot oil 1 tbsp @deep-fry temperature
Apply a few drops of oil over the dough to prevent dryness.
Make equal sized gooseberry sized balls.
Take a square size Aluminium foil and smear with oil.
Place the ball on aluminium foil and cover it and press gently using a bowl.
Open the foil and flatten into a thin disc using your fingers.
Make 9-10 discs on aluminium foil-squares.
Heat the oil to a deep-fry temperature.
Once the oil reaches the deep fry temperature, reduce the heat to low-medium level.
Now remove the discs one by one and lower them into the hot oil carefully, one by one.
Let them deep fry until the oil bubbles subside.
Collect them and place on oil absorbent paper.
Crispy and crunchy Thattais are ready to be served.