Thattai By Gautam Mehrishi


Thattai is a spicy, deep-fried snack made from rice flour. This yummy South Indian snack is made during Janmashtami. Chef Gautam Mehrishi shares the detailed recipe that can be easily replicated at home.
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Cooking Time

15-20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

20 Min



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  • 2 - 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 - 3 tbsp black gram flour
  • 2 - 3 tbsp porridge flour
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 - 2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 - 2 tbsp split bengal gram soaked
  • 8 - 9 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter
  • salt
  • oil
  • water
  • split bengal gram soaked
  • white sesame seeds
  • fried curry leaves crushed


  1. 1

    In a bowl take rice flour, gram flour, porridge flour, red chilli powder, salt, white sesame seeds, soaked split Bengal gram, clarified butter and water as required.
  2. 2

    Mix them all and prepare a dough.
  3. 3

    Make small dumplings out of the dough.
  4. 4

    Grease two plastic bags with the clarified butter and roll out the dumplings.
  5. 5

    Using a cutter, carve out a thattai shape.
  6. 6

    With a fork, make tiny holes on the thattai.
  7. 7

    Heat oil and deep fry the thattais till they turn golden brown.
  8. 8

    Set them aside on a tissue paper.
  9. 9

    Deep fry the curry leaves and crush them into a powder.
  10. 10

    Sprinkle soaked Bengal gram on the serving dish and arrange the thattais.
  11. 11

    Sprinkle white sesame seeds.
  12. 12

    Garnish the last thattai with the fried curry leaves powder, white sesame seeds and soaked split Bengal gram.
  13. 13

    Serve hot.

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