Tuesday, February 11, 2014


 This is one such item to be a sure hit every time in my house. Name varies from state to state but recipe is almost the same.On a rainy day evening, with a cup of hot coffee/tea ...this would be a perfect combo.

Usually these are prepared for Diwali and other such occasions in south.But do you really think you need an occasion to munch on these?


Rice flour                               2 cups

Roasted channa dal powder/pottukadalai powder/ Dalia    2 tbsp
Roasted urad dal powder       1 tbsp   *( see note)
Red chilli powder                    1  1 /2 to 2 tsp
Hing / Asafoetida                    1/2 tsp
Butter                                    1 tbsp (room temp)
Oil                                         to fry
Curry leaves                           1sprig
Channa dal                            2 tbsp (soaked in water for 15 min)


  • Keep oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • In a wide bowl mix rice flour,roasted channa dal powder, roasted urad powder,red chilli,hing,broken curry leaves,soaked channa dal and salt together.Add butter and hot oil( 1 tbsp) and incorporate well.
  • Now the flour mix should resemble bread crumbs.Slowly add some water and make a non sticky dough.
  • Take a plastic sheet and slightly grease with some oil.
  • Make small balls of dough , keep it on the plastic sheet with enough space around.
  • Cover the balls with another plastic sheet .
  • Press it with a flat bottom bowl/cup.Prick it with fork few times to avoid air pocket formation and fry them.

Store it in an air tight container and enjoy with coffee/ tea.


* If you cannot find urad dal powder , dry roast 2 tbsp of urad on a slow flame and grind it to a fine       powder.Thats what I did here.

*Butter and hot oil  is must . Without these , thattai will be hard to bite.

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