Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Edible flying disc

Aaa Aaa Aaaaaa choum! That should the latest sneezing melody that you should be hearing around you perhaps. Yes, the autumn welcomes not only color & weather changing to the nature. Some unwanted cold virus grips you suddenly.
As the flu season emerging all over, we just run to get our flu shot. Even with all those precaution, every year, I get my dose of cough, some flu symptoms….
Finally the bright scorch sun disappeared and the foggy chill morning is just welcoming you. You don’t feel anymore kicking up your morning with bowl of cold milk with your favorite cereal brand! No more cold power packed smoothies makes you feel super energetic. Hmm, after all I like the autumn color and cool breeze :) Just grab a hot cuppa of tea and take a deep breath in your patio or balcony, perhaps that is the main reason why I am catching up some cold each year at this season.
Coming to my snack recipe, it has nothing to do with cold season but taste good with cuppa of tea. One of Diwali snack, I bet it is not the easiest thing to whip up in a minute in your kitchen. Very very time consuming but the snack worth all the sweat. The recipe is not from Tamil nadu! my Andra-ite neighbor shared this one.



Thattai
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Ingredients:

Rice flour: 1 cup
Salt: 1 tsp + a pinch (could be less or more for You)
Hot oil/ or butter soften: 2 tbsp
Channa dhal/Bengal gram: ¼ cup (Soaked for at 30 min in water)
Peanut: ¼ cup (crushed)- I didn’t add it (personnaly I don’t like it)
Red chili powder: 1 tsp (totally optional as you are grinding already chilis)
Water: enough to make the dough


To be grind coarsely:
Curry leaves:
5 leaves
Red chillies or green chillies: 3 more or less
Garlic clove: 1 or 2
Hing/asafetida: a pinch (optional)

To press into disc shape:
Chapati/roti press or flat bottom vessel.
Ziplock bag (sandwich): open both side or wax paper


To deep fry:
Oil: enough to deep fry

Method:
Heat the oil
Mix the dry ingredients well
Add the coarsely ground ingredients and the 2 tbsp of hot oil or soft butter. Mix well with dry ingredients
Sprinkle little by little some water and bring the mixture together.
Take a small lemon size ball.
Keep the ziplock bag in chapatti press. So the disc will slide easily in oil.
Put the small dough and press it
Deep fry in oil in medium heat, when u put the disc in oil, press slightly so it won’t puff and hold the round shape.
Once the sizzling oil sounds comes down, time to take it out the tattai and drain in paper towel.
Once cooled can be stored in airtight container.

Tips: If you re trying for the first time try to make small disc, it doesn’t fall apart when you pull apart from the ziplock bag.
If you don’t have a chapatti press, try with wax paper and flat bottom vessel. Cut two pieces of wax paper. Tuck the small lemon size ball in between and press with flat bottom vessel.
You can even add some crushed black pepper by omitting chilli
The slide show might get an idea How easy is it :)

How to make thattai


This Andra version of Thattai is very crispier and comes out extremely thin compare to T.N version using urad dhal.

Two different thank you note:

1. Couple of fellow bloggers shared their awards (hope to acknowledge sooooooooooo )
2. My blog has been selected as Best General Blog of all time, check out here. Thank you Linq.in guys!
Thanks for your enormous support and feedback readers :)

52 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

I just love thattai..Amma makes them every year during Diwali!I do not know how she makes it though! I love the name edible flying disc..Ha ha! And congrats on the win Cham! You rock!!

Usha said...

Nice post...cute name for thattai..looks delicious, I was surprised to see crushed peanut in the ingredient list..have never tried thattai that way.. other than that this is exactly how I make it too :-)

srikars kitchen said...

Looks perfect.. Crispy...

anudivya said...

Ha ha ha. Flying disc?? LOL. Hope that lands right on my mouth!

kamala said...

Flying to your place on seeing the name...So crispy Cham..This is nandhu's fav..I make it through the lengthy process..Urs luk so simple..definitely I will try ur way..Congrats on ur award Cham..

ranji said...

now this is very new to me!!!thattai huh!!would love to try it..looks really crunchy.perfect to have with coffee or tea!!!

Pearlsofeast said...

Very nice post and I just fell in love with ur flying disc.It looks awesome and ur slide shows are great idea.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Hmmmm.. everytime I see Thattai recipe, I get reminded of how I failed to make thattais by using corn flour and oil spilled all over my kitchen :) I still crave for these thattais.. yours look so good Cham. Addition of garlic should add lot of flavour to the thattais.. love garlic in anything! and you have not used urud flour.. which is even more better(no need to take that extra effort of grinding!) please send me a some over.. hehehe.

sowmya said...

thattai looks perfect..was wondering what would the edible discs be after reading the title..

Curry Leaf said...

Nice post and nice disc,I am used to the tamil version,this is a bit different.Well I agree with you-all coughs and colds are part of winter.The slide show is really good

LG said...

Congratulations and those flying discs are simply delicious. Missing Nippattu Cham..will be going to India soon :) so I have listed this down ..

Viki Xavier. said...

I am a great fan of thattai. your demo is very good and useful.
Nice recipe.

Rachel said...

Thattai is flying disc??? Good one!!!

jayasree said...

Loved the flying disc title. I'm a big fan of thattai. Shall try ur version soon.

Andhra Flavors said...

looks perfect and yummy.

Swati said...

Delicious ..

Congrats on the Best Blog selection.. :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Thanks for this recipe, Cham! I've been hesitating to make thattai - you've inspired me, I'll think it'll soon be done...

Ramya said...

Thattai looks so cute, Cham. Congrats on winning the title :)

Vij said...

Lolz gr8 namin! looks perfect.. tempting too! :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

LOL! Love ur Heading:)
I have an award for you,Pls Accept:)

Sireesha said...

Its my all time favorite...Love the name edible flying disc...Looks perfect and crispy ...Love to have with a hot cup of tea

Kayal said...

A new name to thattai hahahaha!!!! Still I couldn't stop admiring the picture. Mouth watering...Yummy!!! Great work and congrats on winning the award...you deserve it.

Priya said...

Wow thats a cute name..was wondering wat it must be..curiously i came to ur blog, was surprised to see thattais..haha, hope they will land safely..COngrats on the win..keep on rocking dear..

homecooked said...

These look so good!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Thattai looks so thin and nice. Missed it this diwali. Adding crushed peanuts in thattai was new to me. What a innovative name?

Happy cook said...

Even without the cold season i would love to have them

Jaishree said...

I just love thattai.looks delicious &crispy.I love the name edible flying disc.

Adlak's tiny world said...

oh such a new and catchy name given to thattai. looks crispy and delectable dear.

I have an Award waiting for u in my blog. check out dear.

Laavanya said...

I love thattai.. this sounds like a delicious, crispy version.

DEESHA said...

looks sooo lovely cham .. very similar to nippattu .. N a Big congrats on your win .. Hugs to you

Sunshinemom said...

Catchy title - literally!! Pass me the frisbee - you won't get back that thattai! This recipe rocks!

Soma said...

Flying disc!! funny.. but yummy looking snack. I remember hearing someone call idlis "flying saucer".

My first time here... u have a nice place here.

thanks for sharing. this seems pretty easy to make, i have neer had this before.

raaji said...

hey cham this is exactly the same way i prepare too.....flying disc sounds catchy....

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

rightly said, this weather is bringing cold a lot. Thattai w/coffee,tea as a snack will be super. Thanks for sharing, as always.

srikars kitchen said...

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Curry Leaf said...

Thanks Cham,for mentioning the MEC event.I have sent it now.Thanks again

karuna said...

these would make a perfect snack, morning, eve or even nite. just bookmarked it. will try it out for sure.

Kalai said...

Delicious!! I love thattais! Yours look perfect. I've had a problem with the thattais getting soggy after cooling down. Will have to try your recipe! :)

Dibs said...

Frisbee tattae...hee hee.

Nice slide show!

Sujatha said...

ah, thattai.. good one, cham! I wanted to do it for Diwali, but as you mentioned because its a time consuming recipe, I dropped that idea.. Looks very crispy and awesome, Cham! All that time is worth is definitely..

Yasmeen said...

Spicy edible flying disc just right for the breezy autumn weather:)

Viki Xavier. said...

Thank you cham for informing me about the JFI contest.
Have a nice day dear.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi cham
thank you for passing by my blog..the words helps ...hey, just a little difference..here summer is around and all cold things are welcome but even then this thattai will go very well with an evening coffe after coming back home from office..it looks very crispy and would disappear from the plate in seconds, isnt it !

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Congratulations!!! thatai looks crisp n yummm!!!

Uma said...

OK. I am ready here to catch those yummy flying discs, throw them with full force. Lovely name for the yummy snack Cham! We call them as Pappu Chekkalu in telugu.

Uma said...

BTW, Congrats on your achievement!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Slide show is a gr8 idea. Congrats on that award dear. Name is very innovative. Disc's look yummy.

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Cooking Lovers said...

nice post..look delicious...i'll try this recipes..thanks for the share..

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Roopa said...

wow my fil makes these and thats the first time I had thattai :) yours is come out perfect:)

Madhavi said...

WOW this is delicious, looks crispy and divine. Greattttt entry and very nice recipe!!!