Introduction: Thattai( Crispy Snack)

- Thattai also called as ´Chekkalu´ is a popular South indian crispy snack made with rice flour and some spices

- It is completely gluten free and vegan

- These crispy snacks are normally made during festivals in large amount and stored in air tight containers and can be a perfect tea time snack.


- One cup rice flour

- One tablespoon sesame seeds

- One teaspoon split bengal gram(chana dal)

- Two tablespoon cooking oil

- Red chilli powder as per taste

- Salt

- One teaspoon ginger garlic paste

- 1/4 cup of water

- Cooking oil for frying

Step 1: First Step

-Take a cup of rice flour in bowl and add tablespoon sesame seeds and a teaspoon chana dal(split bengal gram)

Step 2: Add Spices

Next add teaspoon Red chilli powder,teaspoon ginger garlic paste and mix everything .

Step 3: Add Salt and Two Tablespoon Oil

- Add salt as per taste and two tablespoon oil and give a mix.

- we can see mixture is little crumbled after adding oil

Step 4: Make a Firm Dough

- Slowly add about 1/4 cup water and make a firm dough.( Adjust water quantity little more or less and make a firm dough)

Step 5: Make Small Balls

- Make small balls from prepared dough and keep ready

Step 6: Rolling

- Take 2 plastic sheets or you can use zip lock bags( cut the ziplock bag in to 2 sheets) which willl be perfect for rolling

- Place one dough ball between two sheets and flatten it thin using roller.

Step 7: Frying

- Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat. Check the oil temperature by dropping a small piece of dough,if it sizzle and rises to surface slowly,without changing the color,oil is ready for frying

Step 8: Repeat Same Process With All Dough Balls

- Gently transfer the flattened dough in to oil.Fry them until they turn golden brown in color on both sides

- Repeat same process with all dough balls.

Step 9: Enjoy

-Thattai should be crisp.After it cools store them in airtight container

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