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Varagu Thattai

by Praveen Kumar
A delicious and nutritious variation to the tastiest South Indian crunchy snack.
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Varagu Thattai is a wholesome and healthy variation of the classic South Indian snack.  Varagu Arisi or Kodo Millet is a nutritious grain with high protein and rich source of anti-oxidants.

Varagu is known as Kodo Millet in English, Harka in Kannada, Arikelu in Telugu and Kodra in Hindi.

Like Samai Thattai, Varagu Thattai is a healthy alternative to the usual snack and is quite easy to make.

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Thattai is one of the easiest and fastest snack to make across all South Indian snack varieties.

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Varagu Thattai Recipe

A delicious and nutritious variation to the tastiest South Indian crunchy snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients for Varagu Thattai

  • 1 cup Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet)
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Gram
  • 2 tblsp Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1/4 cup Grated Coconut grated
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • as required Oil
  • as per taste Salt

How to make Varagu Thattai

  • Soak the varagu arisi for an hour or two.
  • Drain well, add some salt and grind to a thick paste.
  • Soak the bengal gram dal for 30 minutes. Drain well and keep aside.
  • Grind the roasted gram to a fine powder.
  • Combine the varagu batter, roasted gram powder, bengal gram dal, coconut, red chilli powder, salt and asafoetida powder.
  • Sprinkle little water and mix well.
  • Make small balls and flatten them on a plastic sheet.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
  • Fry the prepared thattais until golden brown.
  • Remove, drain excess oil and serve as a snack.

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