Thattai – Easy Thattai Recipe

October 19, 2016 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  4 comments

Thattai is a savoury snack that can be made for Diwali or as a tea time snack, though I make it only during Diwali. Savoury snacks are always a hit at home. As I am the only sweet toothed here 🙂 So these kind of snacks will be finished in no time. This Thattai recipe is an instant one that can be made with store bought rice flour. This is yet another full video recipe for Diwali 🙂

Here is the full video….


Now to the recipe..



[Preparation Time-15 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]


  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Urad Dal Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Roasted Gram Dal powder – 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Melted butter – 1.5 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tsp (soaked for 30 mins)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – to fry




  • Take rice flour, urad dal powder, roasted gram dal powder, salt, chilli powder, melted butter, curry leaves, soaked chana dal in a wide bowl. Mix well to resemble crumbles. Add water little by little to make a soft dough.

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  • Take a zip-lock bag and grease it with some oil. Make equal sized balls. Place a ball on the zip-lock bag. Place another zip-lock on top of it.

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  • Use a flat based bowl to press it. Remove the upper sheet and press it evenly with your hands.

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  • Prick it with a fork. Meanwhile heat a pan with oil enough to fry. Drop the thattai in the hot oil.

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  • Flip and cook on the both the sides until golden brown. Drain it in paper towels.

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Thats it!! Thattai is ready!!

Transfer to an air tight container once it completely cools down.





  1. Soaking the chana dal is very important. Soak atleast for 30 mins. Do not add as is without soaking.
  2. The soaked chana dal gives an extra punch to the Thattai.
  3. Pricking the thattai randomly helps it getting cooked evenly.
  4. Check the oil before dropping the Thattai. It should be hot enough so that that Thattai floats immediately after dropping it in. Cook in medium flame for even cooking.
  5. U can replace butter with oil.
  6. Make the thattai as thin as possible to get crispy ones.
  7. I have used store bought urad dal powder. For Roasted gram dal powder, u can grind pottu kadalai in a mixer, sieve it without any lumps and use it.



4 comments to Thattai – Easy Thattai Recipe

  • Veena Theagarajan  says:

    Very Nice Sundari.. Your video came out perfect.. keep rocking. Thattai looks crisp and Same here only Savoury flies as only husband has sweet tooth and these days he is trying to avoid.

  • Nalini somayaji  says:

    wow..crispy, crunchy and yummy thattai..we call it as nippattu..perfect for celebration..beautiful video for guiding

    • Sheila John  says:

      I thought so, as nippattu. from Bangalore.

  • R Anand  says:

    Thank u so much for such posts. You are helping people staying far away from home land and yet could still stir the nostilgia in us only through such snacks.

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