Thattai is a south Indian deep fried snack made with rice flour and commonly prepared during Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanthi festival.


  • 4 cups of Rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon of channa daal
  • 1 tablespoon of toor daal
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of urad daal
  • 1/3 cup melted butter


  1. Soak channa daal and toor daal in hot water for about 30 mins or until they are easy to break.
  2. Dry roast urad dall till they turn golden and then grind in mixer to soft powder.
  3. Add this to the rice flour. Add salt to taste for the whole flour mix. Next, pour about melted butter to the flour mixture.
  4. Using fingertips, gently mix up the butter and flour.
  5. Then, add the soaked daals to the flour. Mix up everything well. Take a little of the flour - you could roughly divide the whole thing into 3-4 batches.
  6. Add water a little at a time to one portion of the flour mix and knead gently with fingertips. Cover the rest and set aside so that it does not get dried up.
  7. Knead until you get a soft dough consistency.
  8. Roll lemon sized balls of the dough. Grease a plastic sheet and using fingers make flat round thattais without breaking it.
  9. Deep fry on medium heat till golden brown.
  10. Drain excess oil.

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