Saamai Thattai

Snacks, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Navratri 0 comments

Thattai is one of the most famous snacks in South India. A crispy and crunchy snack, they are perfect for any occasion whether it is a party, teatime or a festival. This Saamai Thattai variation is made using Saamai flour (Little Millet flour).

thattai saamai - Saamai Thattai
image is only for illustration purposes and not that of the actual recipe


  • Saamai Flour – 1 cup
  • Urad Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Fried Gram Flour – 1/4 cup
  • Bengal Gram Dal – 2 tblsp
  • Black Sesame Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Sieve the urad dal flour and keep it.
  2. Soak the bengal gram dal in water for an hour.
  3. Take a bowl, add all the ingredients except oil and mix well.
  4. Add water little by little and knead them to a dough consistency.
  5. Take a banana leaf and place medium size ball of the dough and flatten them.
  6.  Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  7.  Fry the prepared thattais till light golden brown.
  8.  Drain excess oil and store in an airtight container.


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