These crisp and spicy circles make a very interesting tea time snack. The crunchy whole pepper in every bite gives a fiery taste. Very common in South India, these are called Tattai in Tamil. Easy to make these snacks stay good for many days.
- 1 cup of Rice flour
- 1/4 cup of De husked Black gram flour (urad dal)
- 1 tbsp de husked Green gram (Moong dal)
- 3 tsp. of whole black pepper
- 2 tsp. of Sesame seeds
- 1/2 tsp. asafoetida
- A few sprigs of Curry leaves
- salt as desired
- Water to knead dough
- Oil for deep frying
Method: Wash and soak the green gram for 10 minutes. Take a large vessel and add both the flours into it. Mix in salt, black pepper, curry leaves, sesame seeds (til) and asafoetida (hing) with it. Make a well and add 2 tbsp. of oil into it, and rub the whole mix together.
Add about 3-4 tsps. of water and start kneading the dough. The dough should be little hard in texture.
Take a plastic sheet and grease it lightly with oil. Take a marble sized dough and keep it on the plastic sheet. Dip your fingers in water and press the ball lightly to make a small circle. The circle will not have even edges as the dough is hard and brittle. Make all the circles using the remaining dough.
Heat oil in a wok and deep fry these circles one by one. Drain it on a tissue paper and store them in an air tight container.
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