Sep 1, 2015

Pepper Thattai Recipe / Milagu 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. I made another version which is spicy and different to this, will share that soon.

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 - 1/4 cup (HOMEMADE)
Chana Dal / Kadalai paruppu - 1 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper - 2 tsp coarsely ground
Curry Leaves - 10 to 12 leaves torn
Salt to taste
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda a pinch
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, pepper, soaked chana dal, baking soda, 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

Start by soaking chana dal
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 lightly

take it in the same bowl

add in torn curry leaves

add in coarsely ground pepper

add soaked chana dal

add in little asafoetida

add in little salt

add little baking soda

mix well

add water

and hot oil

mix well to a smooth dough

divide it into small portion

like this

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 for few mins

now reduce the flame and cook for few more mins

drain them


store it in a air tight container for more than 10 days

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