Thattai is a unique snack dish that is prepared during festivals. This recipe is traditional, easy and, a perfect teatime snack. Here is how you could make the thattai snack at home.


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cups roasted chana dal (powdered)
½ cup urad dal (dry roasted and powdered)
1 tbsp ghee
¼ tsp seeds of dried chillies
1 tsp asafoetida powder
Salt as required
2 tbsp roasted chana dal
2 tbsp coconut shards
1 tbsp peanuts (finely chopped)
1 tbsp skin of dried chillies (finely chopped)
¾ cup water
Oil to fry


Wrap the all-purpose flour in a piece of cloth and cook inside a steamer for at least half an hour
Transfer the cooked flour into another vessel and allow it to cool down
Remove any lumps in it
Sift the roasted chana dal powder and urad powder through a sieve
Add this into the flour
Into it,  add ghee and mix together with your fingers
Grind the seeds of the dried chillies, asafoetida powder and salt into smooth paste and add it into the flour mix
Now add the roasted chana dal, coconut shards, finely chopped peanuts and finely chopped skin of dried chillies and mix well
Pour some water and mix into dough
Make gooseberry sized balls from it
Place each ball on a plantain leaf or a plastic sheet and spread it
Fry the thattai snacks until golden on both sides in hot oil.

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