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Samai Thattai

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Thattai is a crispy and crunchy snack made with this healthy and nutritious ancient grain.

Samai Thattai is a healthy and nutritious alternative to the popular South Indian snack.

Samai or Little Millet is a nutritious and ancient grain of India. Often used to make pongal, pulao or khichdi, samai is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians.

Samai is rich in magnesium so it is good for heart health. It also contains Vitamin B3 (Niacin) that helps in reducing cholesterol levels.

Because of it’s nutritional benefits, it is often used in baby food.

Samai Thattai

Samai is known as Kutki in Hindi, Little Millet in English, Sava in Marathi, Same in Kannada, Samalu in Telugu and Gajro in Gujrati.

Thattai is one of the most popular South Indian snack. Ideal for all occasions, they are a crispy and crunchy snack. The original recipe uses rice flour as the main ingredient and this variation uses little millet flour.

Whether it is for evening tea time snack, festival or weekend party snack, try this healthy samai thattai.

Samai Thattai (Little Millet Thattai)
5 from 2 votes

Samai Thattai

Thattai is a crispy and crunchy snack made with this healthy and nutritious ancient grain.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian


  • 1 cup Samai Flour
  • 1/4 cup Urad Dal
  • 1/4 cup Fried Gram Flour
  • 2 tbsp Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1 tsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • as per taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • for deep frying Oil


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


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Kirti patel Kirti patel August 7, 2020 - 4:37 pm

I want all recipes

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