Monday, August 11, 2014

Thattai/Gokulashtami snacks/Crispy fried Snacks

                                                               Thattai is a flat crspy fried snack made during Gokulashtami festival.I remember my mom used to prepare the rice flour at home few days before the gokulashtami by soaking the rice then drying it under the fan in a large white veshti and then powdering it in the flour mill to make the seedai,murukku and thattais.That is the traditional way of making rice flour.I have used the store bought one and it came out pretty good.I am sure the traditional way has its own taste.You can check out this recipe for home made rice flourUppu seedai

You will Need

  • Two cups of Rice flour
  • One tbs Soaked Channa Dal
  • One tbs Pottukadalai Podi
  • One tbs Urad dal Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Two tbs Butter
  • One tsp Seasame seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • Oil to deep Fry

How to
Soak the channa dal(kadalai paruppu)for one hour.Bring the butter to room temperature and if you do not have store bought urad dal flour roast the urad dal in a plain kadai and powder it fine when it cools down.
1.Gather all the ingredients in a large wide bowl,add water and make it in to a dough.
 2.Let the dough be non sticky.
  3.Make small size goose berry sized balls and keep it covered.
 4.Take 2 zip loc covers apply oil on the surface place a ball and cover with another cover which also has oil on that surface and then press with a flat bottomed vessel.
 5.You can do it with your fingers also but this gives a proper shape and it is faster.After pressing with the bowl flatten further with your finger to make it thinner.
 6.Heat oil in a kadai and peel off the dough from the cover and glide it in to the oil.Let the oil be hot.
 7.Drop two or three at a time lower the flame and cook till they become golden brown and the noise stops.
 8.If you want a uniform colour please keep a watch on the temperature of the oil.drain it in to tissue paper.
Once it cools down store in a air tight dry box.


  • Some people add curry leaves you can if you wish to.Adjust the chilli powder to your taste.
  • You can prick the thattais with a fork before dropping it in oil for even cooking.
  • Remember to soak the channa dal.
  • If you are trying for the first time try doing it with small quantity(one cup flour) and then when you get the hang of it you can do in large amounts.

1 comment:

RENU said...

happy janmashtami