This recipe was contributed by Kavitha from the United Kingdom. Thattai (in Tamil) or Nippattu (in Kannada) is a savoury cracker found in South India. Though not regularly prepared in households they make for a yummy accompaniment for rice-based dishes of South India. Kavitha makes this recipe look so easy even I think I can make it Try this as as one of your evening specials and let us know how it goes.
Updated: January 14th, 2010.
Sankranti / Pongal is round the corner (Jan 14th) and it’s time for a new harvest season all over India.In South India, Pongal signifies planting of new crops and thanking the gods for all the prosperity last year. Another festival celebrated with similar vigour is Ugadi.
The main dish during Sankaranti is the Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal (in Tamil) or Sakkare Pongal (in Kannada) or ChakraPongali (in Telugu).
Sprinkled generously with cashew nuts and a mixed with Ghee, it makes for a delicious start to the New Year.