Friday, October 17, 2014

MINI THATTAI (மினி தட்டை)

This snack item usually prepared normal or big sized. This time we shall go for a mini version, like a party snack.
This is a savory dish to serve with tea / coffee. Kids would enjoy this if this is packed in their lunch.

Mini Thattai (மினி தட்டை)

Ingredients Needed:-
1.   Rice Flour (Kozhukkattai Mavu can be used) or else store bought rice flour. 1cup
2.   Urad Dal Flour (Varutha Ulundu Mavu) 2 tsp
      (Roast urad dal in kadai without any oil till golden brown, powder and sieve it)
3.   Dry Red Chillies - 4nos
4.   Grated Coconut 1-1/2 tablespoons
5.   Hing / Perungayam
6.   Ellu (Seasame seeds) 1-1/2 tsp
7.   Salt to taste
8.   Ghee - 3 Tsps. (Thick or Coarse)
9.   Curry leaves - few - optional.
10. Water to knead 

Thattai - Steps

1.   Sieve Rice flour and fry till hot. Measure - 1 cup.
2.   In a broad vessel Mix Rice flour, Urad Dal Flour, Ellu/Sesame seeds and Ghee.
3.   Grind coconut, Redchillies, Hing, Salt, Curry leaves - Use minimum water and make into thick paste (like chutney)
4.   Add this paste to the Rice Flour Mixture and mix well.
5.   Sprinkle little water and make dough .
6.   Spread a white cloth (preferable to check the colour) soaked in water and squeeze dry it nicely.
7.   Leave the left portion of the Cloth free and use only its right side
8.   Make small balls of gooseberry size from the kneaded dough and Place the balls, leaving gap in between them on the cloth.
9.   Flip the left side of cloth over the rice balls.
10. Take any flatten base cup to press these rice balls so that they become flat and thin.
11. Let the thattai dry for some time .
12. Heat oil in a kadai fry these Thattai's few at a time till golden and crisp.
Thattai - In Oil
Thattai is a Any time snack, full of flavour and cannot be stopped with just one !

If using Refrigerated Flour wait until it is brought to room temperature.
Sieving is a must to get the Thattai in its Crispness.
Allow the Thattai to dry for sometime in the cloth. If its still wet and you fry, it will puff like puris and will not be crispy.