Spicy and crispy thattai is absolutely delicious and a yummy snack.
Chef Gautam Mehrishi's Thattai recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-15-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20 Min


  • 2 to 3 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 to 3 tbsp black gram flour
  • 2 to 3 tbsp porridge flour
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 to 2 tbsp split Bengal gram soaked
  • 8 to 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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Chef Gautam Mehrishi loves a fragrant pot of desi ghee, biking through the Himalayas and adding a twist to Indian food, not necessarily in that order! His grandpa was his earliest fan who urged him to follow his passion and cook professionally, and he’s never looked back! He’s a familiar face on television, including LF where he hosts multiple shows.

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