Get ready for a treat with all Salty Snacks that the team is going to tempt you with. First in the series is this easy Moong Dal Pepper Thattai by Viji.

Though I prefer par boiled or puzungal rice for rice based snacks this one is exceptional by its taste. We don’t find time to grind and prepare snacks all the time. Need to quick fix at times. Try this one and you will be surprised. The texture and taste are awesome.

 Moong Dhal Thattai

Recipe: Moong Dhal Thattai
Recipe Level: Easy/Beginner
Recipe/Post by: Viji

1 cup rice flour (good quality store bought one)
½ cup moong dhal (cooked till soft)
1 tbsp fresh/dessicated coconut
1 tsp corasely powdered pepper
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
½ tsp hing/asafetida powder
Few curry leaves chopped
2 tsp butter
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

  • Mix everything by hand well and form a pliable dough with enough water.
  • Take a small gooseberry sized balls and pat them in round shapes. You can prepare the size you prefer.
  • Prick them with fork on top to avoid puffing while frying. (I don’t do this normally).
  • Deep fry them in batches till they are crisp. Tasty and healthy one. Kids will love it.

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  1. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal // 2 July 2010 at 08:19  

    Wow, that is a new healthy crunchy snack for me. Will surely try to make it.

  2. Sum // 2 July 2010 at 09:25  

    Interesting! My MIL makes chaklis with green gram dal...

  3. sanjeeta kk // 2 July 2010 at 09:48  

    Beautiful snack. Normally make channa dal tattais but moong dal is exciting. Love to try and see the difference.

  4. jayasree // 2 July 2010 at 16:09  

    Looks so crisp and its different from the usual thattai. Bookmarked.

  5. Rachana // 2 July 2010 at 17:26  

    This Snack recipe is new to me. Looks good with that cuppa!

  6. Adelina // 4 July 2010 at 02:00  

    Love the look of this crunchy delight! - you are so good at savory snacks!

  7. JPT // 7 July 2010 at 04:41  

    I wonder if you can bake these to make them even healthier. Will have to give it a try as it looks yummy.

  8. Ann // 7 July 2010 at 20:21  


    I have a question. Should the dough be a soft dough or slightly tight like roti. I think that will define the crispness of the dish, right?
    BTW this is a great snack for kids with allergies. My daughter cant eat wheat and milk so this is a great snack for kids like her. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Vcuisine // 8 July 2010 at 17:09  

    Glad to hear that you liked this quick and healthy snack.

    JPT - I never tried baking them. Do try and let me know, how it works. Sounds good. Viji

    Ann, if you are experienced in salty snacks, you can just feel the dough and decide. Here we are adding cooked moong dhal (i mean it is not dry). So be careful in adding water. The dough must be soft and easy for you to pat them with greased hand - effortlessly.Hope it helps. Try and send us feedback. Thanks. Viji