>> July 18, 2010
Thattu vadai is a snack from Tamilnadu. I tried to bring out a cheesy version to use a little amount of paneer (cottage cheese) that was left in the refrigerator. This is almost a left over special bcoz the paneer was added to the idiyappam / sevai dough that was left over from the morning’s breakfast. The dough had turned dry by evening so added some oil to make it smooth.
rice flour – ½ cup
boiling hot water – ½ cup
asafoetida – ¼ tsp
chilli powder – ¼ tsp
salt – ¼ tsp
cottage cheese (paneer), grated – 3 tbsp
dal - few grains
oil – to fry
Mix rice flour with asafoetida, chilli, dal and salt. Add the boiling hot water and stir it to form lumps. Leave it to cool. Sprinkle the cottage cheese and knead the rice flour mixture into a stiff dough. Make gooseberry sized portions of the dough. Grease the palm with oil and gently flatten the dough to make round shaped thattu vadais. Fry it in oil. Savour!!
The recipe is contesting in the event Letz Relishh – Paneer hosted by Jay