• Rice flour - 1 1/2 cups
  • Urad flour - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 2 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Water- for kneading
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Peanuts - few, crushed
  • Curry leaves - few, torn into bits
  • Oil - for frying
How to make it:

In an un-oiled pan fry the rice flour until it becomes warm. This gives crispier snack. Do not overheat the flour (when over heated the flour turns brown). Let it cool. Soak the moong dal in water for about 30 minutes. Drain the water. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients and make into a soft dough by adding the right amount of water. On a plastic sheet of paper, take a ball of the dough and press with hands and make it flat. Release the dough from the plastic sheet and drop in oil carefully. Fry on both sides until it turns golden brown. Take on to a paper towel and drain excess oil. This is an easy snack that can be made in batches.

Spicy Peanuts

  • Unroasted Peanuts - 2 cups
  • Chilli powder - as required
  • Salt - as required
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - for frying
How to make it:

Heat oil in a pan. Fry peanuts. Drain excess oil by taking it on to a paper towel. In a bowl, add fried peanuts, chilli powder, salt and fried curry leaves. Mix well until peanuts are nicely coated. And look for the peanuts disappearing in front of your eyes :) Makes a great TV time snack!

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24 Responses
  1. Parita Says:

    Thattai looks crispy and delicious, yummy snack! fried peanuts with spices are my all time fav, we this a lot during fasting!

  2. lovely thattais.. looks so good.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Anu,Thattai looks tempting to me.Havent tried it yet.the ingredients say it all..healthy one.would love to try this.Thank you

  4. sathya Says:

    Thattai looks very delicous anu, love the spiced peanuts.

  5. lata raja Says:

    nice crisp looking thattais. Everytime you post a dish, Ipromise myself to do my long forgotten favourites :)

  6. Thattai looks really good Anu..:)

  7. Srilakshmi Says:

    Perfect looking thattais..

  8. Priya Suresh Says:

    Send me some, both thattai and spicy peanuts looks tooo fabulous!

  9. Kalai Says:

    They both look sooooo crispy and delicious! Awesome snacks, Anu. :)

  10. Both look very delicious...these are my favorite evening snacks :)

  11. Vibaas Says:

    Anu, i want both..yum yumm :)

  12. Saritha Says:

    Both look yummy and delicious :)

  13. Unknown Says:

    enoda fav...kathai pesum pothu pakathula irundha nalla irrukumla? ;)

  14. my fav are tempting me to have it at once.....nice clicks

  15. Anu Says:

    Crispy spicy snacks!!! Tempting me to eat peanuts now.....

  16. Looks very tempting. Crispy yummy snacks.

  17. Srikitchen Says:

    looks so crunchy n delicious!

  18. Sia Says:

    how I wish to be in India, enjoying monsoon rains and savouring these delights!

  19. miss v Says:

    spicy peanuts = yum-o!

  20. Pari Vasisht Says:

    Wow! Thattai. I used to hog on these made by Grand Sweets in Chennai.They put roasted chana dal and lots of asafoetida in the Thattai.I am ready to hog on ur version.
    Do find time to drop by.

  21. Lakshmi Says:

    slurrp...I just can't resist masala peanuts..looks crisp and yummo

  22. anuradha Says:

    First time to your blog. You have very nice blog.

    Thattai looks crispy and delicious... Yummmyyyyyyyyy... Fried peanut is my favorite one... Looks so good....

    Do visit my space when you get free time.