Rice flour - 2 and 1/2 tumblers [400 grams] 
Urid dhal flour (Ulutham paruppu flour) - 1 and 1/4 tablespoon
Butter (Vennai) - 50 grams
Salt - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilly powder - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
White Sesame (Ellu) - 1/2 teaspoon
Sunflower oil - For frying

Peparation of Urid dhal flour

  1. Heat 50 grams of urid dhal in a dry pan
  2. Roast till it turns brownish red
  3. Put this in a mixer grinder container and grind it nicely
  4. Use this urid dhal flour as per the above quantity


  1. Grind raw rice - pachcharisi - in nearby flour mill
  2. Take the above quantity of rice flour
  3. Heat rice flour in a dry pan for 2 minutes
  4. Put the rice flour in a basin
  5. Add the urid dhal flour
  6. Add salt
  7. Add sesame, asafoetida
  8. Mix thoroughly
  9. Add butter
  10. Mix thoroughly
  11. Add water in small quantities and mix. Do this until dough is formed
  12. Take a small ball from the dough
  13. Touch hand with sunflower oil and spread the ball to form a round shaped thattai
  14. Put the thattai in hot oil for frying


  1. At last I found the recipe for preparing Thattai the traditional way. I tried it out and it came out exactly the way I wanted. Thank you very much. Looking forward for more such Bakshanams. :)

  2. Thanks Hema. Glad that the thattai came out nicely

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