Written by: 7aumsuvai

Thattai is a famous traditional snack made during festival time in Tamilnadu. A best evening tea time snack.


      • 1 cup - Rice flour
      • ¼ cup - Roasted bengal gram flour( pottukadalai maavu)
      • ¼ cup - Gram flour (Kadalai maavu/besan)
      • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
      • ½ tsp - White sesame seeds
      • 2 tbsp - Roasted peanuts (crushed)
      • 2 tbsp - Bengal gram(kadalai paruppu)
      • 2 tbsp - Freshly grated coconut
      • 1 tsp - Red chili powder
      • ¼ tsp - Asafoetida powder
      • 1 pinch  - Baking soda
      • 1 tbsp - Butter
      • 8 or 9 nos - Curry leaves (finely chopped)
      • Salt as per taste
      • Water as needed
      • Oil for deep frying

Thattai Process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak Bengal gram in water for at least 45 minutes. Keep it aside.
  2. Grind roasted Bengal gram to a fine powder. Keep it aside
  3. Take a wide bowl, add all ingredients in the list along with required water and mix everything well to form a stiff dough(like chappathi dough). Make small balls (gooseberry sized) out of it.
  4. Take a Zip lock bag or plastic cover grease it with oil. Take a ball and flatten it using your palm; carefully take it from the plastic sheet and keep it aside.
  5. Prick flattened dough with a fork to avoid puffing up; before adding it to oil. Heat oil, keeping in medium flame carefully drop them and deep fry until golden brown.
  6. Drain excess oil by placing them over a paper towel and let it cool down completely then store in an airtight container.



  • Always deep fry in medium flame
  • Adding coconut and peanuts are optional.
  • Press or flatten thattai as thinner as possible.


  1. I'm your 10th follower! :) :D I love this Thattai recipe. Amma makes it like this without peanuts. Seems very interesting. I'll add peanuts next time. :)
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    1. Thanks Kavi...Sure you will like the flavour of peanuts.


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