Rice flour                             1 cup

Water                                     ½ cup

Jeera                                      1 spoon

Salt                                         as required

Chilly powder                   1 spoon

Peanuts                                3 tbsp

Butter                                     1 tbsp

Cooking oil                          as required to fry


  • Grind peanuts coarsely and mix with rice flour.
  • Boil water and add jeera, salt, butter and chilly powder.
  • When it starts boiling well, switch off burner, add rice flour little by little and stir continuously to form a thick dough without lumps.
  • Make a small ball, flatten it as thin as possible using a plastic sheet or any other tool of your convenience (see pic for the shape).
  • Make 10 such for one frying.
  • Heat oil, drop the flattened thattais.
  • Adjust heat, turn side once done and take out once golden.
  • Repeat for remaining dough.

Excellent evening time snack.

Thanks to Mrs. Leela Pratapa, my flat friend for sharing the dish and also the recipe.

My mother’s method:


Boiled rice                           1 cup

Urad dal flour                   2 tbsp

Chana dal                            1 tbsp

Red chilly                             5

Salt                                         as required

Hing                                        liberal pinch

Cooking oil                         as required for frying


  • Wash and soak boiled rice for 5 hours.
  • Soak chana dal for an hour.
  • Grind rice with red chilies, salt and hing as a very fine paste.
  • Add soaked chana dal and urad dal four.
  • Mix well and wrap in a cloth to remove excess water.
  • Prepare thattais (as shown in above method).

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