Friday, October 24, 2014

Baked Thattai /Indian Spicy WaterCracker

I am a Big Fan of Thattai ,but i couldn't eat it for a long time because its a fried snack.I was sitting at home for Diwali and wondering if i could be able to have thattai without any guilty ,then i saw this gluten free water cracker recipe which is almost same as thattai recipe ,so i thought may be i can use this method to bake thattai instead of frying,so i gave it a go with little modification in baking temperature and replaced the recipe with thattai recipe,surprising to me the outcome was awesome and now i am having baked thattai without guilt ,so i thought why don't i share with you guys if you are avoiding thattai for the same reason as i am so you can also enjoy it.
Ok this thattai will be crunchier but not crispier.To describe both Biscuit is crunchier and potato chips are crispier.

Nutritional Info:

For 1 thattai:

Total Fat
Sat. Fat


Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
Pottukadalai/ Fried Gram Dal - 1 tbsp
Coconut Pieces cut - 1 tbsp 
Curry Leaf - 1 sprig ,chopped finely
Pottukadalai Flour - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup for mixing and for basting on thattai while baking.
Salt - as needed


1.Preheat oven  to 350 degree.
Add 1/4 cup of water to channa Dal and microwave it for 2 min and keep it aside.
 2.Chop curry leaf and coconut pieces into fine pieces.
 3.Add Rice Flour ,Pottukadalai Flour ,chilly Pd , Salt and mix with a whisk.

 3.Add Curry Leaf and Soaked dal and add water and mix them to for my dough,as shown in the picture.Add a little bit around 2 tbsp of oil to prevent dough from sticking and to bake uniformly and crunchily.

4.Take a baking sheet or use a silicone baking sheet which helped me so much ,because i made thattai directly on the sheet and put it directly to the oven .No need to transfer from patting sheet to baking tray.But if you don't have silicone sheet  use regular parchment paper and dont forget to grease the sheet and you can place the parchment sheet on a baking tray and make thattai directly on parchment paper and place it on the oven.While making thattai use oil to prevent it from sticking to your hands.So basically take a roundules of dough in hand and flatten it to thin about 1/8 th of an inch and make it into circle.MAke all thattai and spray them with oil on top.Put them in oven in middle rack and bake them for 15 min.Keep an eye on thattai time may differ according to thickness of thattai.

 5.Remove thattai from oven once its crunchy and baked .Then remove from baking sheet and place it in a seperate tray.Dont leave them in baking tray it will get darker with the residual heat of tray.

So delicious thattai with just 50 calorie each is ready to serve on diwali.

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