Dec 21, 2010

Lentil and Rice flour Snack

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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  3. Crispy snack looks absolutely fabulous..

  4. Looks crispy, delicious munching snack for the winter.

  5. really crisp n delicious snack with tempting pic..
    Tasty appetite

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  8. My favorite snack.Looks perfect.
    Wishes for a very Happy and prosperous New Year

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  10. I made the savories almost the same way , just there was some cumin seeds too and no curry patta...but it soaked a lot of oil during frying while the ready made one had lesser oil and was i have mentioned.

    I has parboiled the mung daal , so may be that was the culprit...will let you know when i make it again.