Thattai / Thattai recipe For Diwali


      Thattai is a deep fried crispy dal snack popular in India. This thattai recipe is mainly prepared during festivals especially on diwali and Krishna Jayanthi.This deep-fried, finger licking savory that goes good for evening snack to munch with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

   Ingredients For Thattai

  • 1 Cup of Rice Flour
  • 1 Tbsp of Urad Dal Flour
  • 1 Tbsp of Fried Gram Dal Flour (Pottukadalai Mavvu)
  • 1/4 Tsp of Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
  • 2 Tsp of Urad Dal
  • 2 Tsp of Channa Dal
  • 1 Tsp of Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of Butter 
  • Few Curry Leaves 
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt and Water as needed

Preparation Time : 10 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    |  Makes: 15 thattai

  Method for thattai recipe


  • Dry roast the urad dal in a pan till it turns golden brown color. Switch off the stove. Grind it to a smooth powder. Sieve it and use it as urad dal flour.
  • Soak channa dal and urad dal for 2 hrs.
  • In a bowl, mix rice flour, urad dal flour, fried gram dal flour, asafoetida, salt, butter, sesame and soaked urad-channa dal.
  • Add water to make smooth dough. keep it covered and wait for 10-15 mins.
 Make a equal size balls from dough
  • Make a equally size balls out of the dough. Place it in a greased plastic sheet, flatten it with your fingers.
  • I kept the ball in a greased ziploc bag, placed another greased ziploc on top of it and pressed it with stainless steel bowl or do it with your fingers.
  • Remove thattai carefully from ziploc bag and put gently in hot oil. Cook in medium flame.
  • Deep fry until it turns golden brown on both sides.
  • Keep the oil in medium flame and deep fry all the prepared thattai in the same way. Let it cool down for a while. Then store it an air-tight container.
  • Enjoy thattai with tea / coffee time snack.



  • Adding Urad dal is optional but I used in my recipe because it gives nutty taste to the thattai.
  • You can add peanuts and grated coconut to this recipe.
  • Always cook thattai in medium flame.
  • You can increase the channa dal quantity for more crunchiness.

  Health Benefits of Thattai

  • Protein rich snack.
  • Channa dal are good for people with diabetes, it has low glycemic index.
  • Urad dal enhances digestion and boost heart health.

Recipe source – raks kitchen
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