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.
Thattai is one of the easiest and fastest snack to make across all South Indian snack varieties.
- 1 cup Varagu Arisi (Kodo Millet)
- 1/4 cup Roasted Gram
- 2 tbsp 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
- 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.