Sep 3, 2015

Kara Thattai Recipe / Spicy and Crispy Thattai Recipe - Krishna Jayanthy Recipes

Thattai is one snack which i was planning to make for quite a while, since krishna jayathy is around the corner i thought it is the perfect time to share it. So i made it today and here is the recipe. 

This is a version which my mom gave me and it worked like a charm. It turned out crispy and flavourful. Loved it..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 2 min per batch
Makes : 10 thattai


Rice Flour - 1 cup (HOMEMADE)
Urad Dal Flour - 2 tblspn (HOMEMADE)
Roasted Gram Dal / Pori Kadalai - 1/3 cup powdered
Chana Dal / Kadalai paruppu - 1 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Garlic - 1 tblspn grated finely
Curry Leaves - 10 to 12 leaves torn
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tblspn + for deep frying
Water - 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup


Take rice flour in a dry pan and roast it little, Remove to a bowl.

Take urad dal flour in the same pan and roast it little. Remove to the same bowl.

Add in salt, powdered gram dal,chilli powder, grated garlic,soaked chana dal, curry leaves, asafoetida and water to make a smooth dough.

Heat oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, the 1 tblspn of oil and add it to the dough.

Divide it into 10 equal balls. Spread a plastic sheet, place a ball in the center, cover with plastic wrap and press the top with another flat bowl.

Prick the top with fork, drop in hot oil and fry for 30 sec or so, now reduce the heat and cook on low heat for a min or so till it gets crispy.

Drain it and cool it down completely. 

Store it in air tight container and set aside.

This keeps well for more than 10 days.

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Take all your ingredients

Soak Chana dal in water

In a dry pan, add in rice flour

roast it little

remove to a bowl

in the same pan add in urad dal flour

roast it lighty

take it in the same bowl

add in roasted gram dal powder also known as pori kadalai or dalia

add it in

add in salt

add in chilli powder

add in asafoetida

add in grated garlic

and some curry leaves

add in soaked chana dal

mix well

slowly add in water

mix well

add a tblspn of hot oil

mix well

take a small portion

roll it into smooth ball

i shaped all the balls

take a  plastic sheet, i used my oil cover, place
the ball in the center

cover it up

press the top using a bowl

like this

prick top with fork

remove it carefully

drop in hot oil

let it fry on high for few mins

now reduce the flame and cook for few more mins
Drain and cool down, then serve


  1. I make this lovely snack without garlic . Eat it with hot tea 😀

  2. can we use store bou8 rice flour??

  3. really love ur recipes.. you are a great inspiration to try out new dishes :)


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