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Monday, September 28, 2015

Salem thattu vadai set
Thattu vadai set is made by sandwiching thattu vadai with a salad of grated carrot, beetroot, onion along with lemon, chaat masala and chaat chutneys. I saw a video in which they use orange chutney which could be the onion tomato kara chutney and a green chutney. I tried both with kara chutney and red chutney and it was nice. Brought up in Salem, I have had this n number of times!! – is what I wish to write, but no, its not true. I have never seen or tasted this in my life everWorried. Till nowTongue. But I have got many requests to post thattu vadai set for past few years. When I got my first request only I knew there is one such street food existing in Salem. So from that time onwards when I searched, I saw a video in youtube… I have watched it enough but never tried. Whenever I get thattai from India, I will plan to try but I will eat as such before I buy the other ingredients Winking. Then I thought I should make thattai myself and try as the store bought thattai are not photogenic. So did the years pass by. So this time, when my FIL passed these thattais from A2B, I got all the ingredients ready to try and then only opened the pack. I really loved it when I tasted. I should try this somehow when I go to Salem next time.

Thattu vadai set recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time20 mins    |  Cook time: 0 mins     serves: 4


Thattu vadai – 8

Grated carrot – 1/2 cup

Grated beetroot – 1/2 cup

Onion – 1

Lemon juice – from 1/2 of a lemon

Green chutney – 2 tbsp

Red chutney – 2 tbsp

Onion tomato chutney – 2 tbsp

Chaat masala – As needed

Coriander leaves, chopped – 1/4 cup


  1. Finely slice onion. In a mixing bowl, mix carrot, beetroot, onion, lemon juice, coriander leaves. 1-ingredients
  2. Arrange two thattu vadai in a plate. Spread green chutney in one side of a thattai. On another thattai, spread red chutney or orange chutney. 2-spread
  3. Place generous mixture of the carrot, beetroot, onion over one of the thattai with chutney and sprinkle chaat masala generously. Place the other thattai with chutney spread side inside and make a sandwich. 3-ready


    • Add lots of lemon juice as beet root will be tasting bland.
    • Though kara chutney will be good, I miss sweetness in the chaat. So I prefer red chutney over kara chutney.
    • Let the chutneys be spicy.

Enjoy the tasty snack immediately. This can be made with mini sized thattai. It looks pretty and easy to eat too. 

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  1. Looks tempting Raji.... thanks for sharing this. I am from Salem and its my favourite street food.... its one snack that gives same taste no matter how many times you eat it. Please do try once in salem and you'll ask for more .

  2. Reminded of Salem days. Thanks for this post Raji.

  3. Wow ,,My favourite..Yummy

  4. This s new to me.. Quick and yummy snacks.. Love the addition of beets

  5. Thank you so much i love the recipe....it's awesome.....

  6. Reminded me of the thattu vadai from my school canteen in Salem. This was the only place I was allowed to eat outside of home and not with elders. The pictures make it even more enticing.

  7. I feel like grabbing them from the pics..very tempting clicks..

  8. Wow....looks so welcoming :)

  9. Wow Raji so tempting it is.

    Your blog is my guru for cooking passion i say. Infact it was an life saviour after wedding when i first entered kitchen. Now i can make attempt on cooking anything and your blog has helped a lot.

    Learnt lots n lots of recipes from you. Only thing is don't have enough time to click pics and sent to you as i now have my 4 months old baby.

    How come anybody from salem miss this? Tempting they are and u really reminded me of my childhood days.

    I'm too from Salem now settled in bangalore

  10. i used to eat it for 5 rs in my home town ... but that shopkeeper used
    a different receipe ....

  11. Really a tempting snack... I love it as I am from Salem... U can add garlic chutny so that it gives different flavour... Just an idea...

  12. Raks, do they usually add coconut oil a bit to it? When I was small my mom used to get me this in Salem I still remember that hint of coconut smell in thattu vadai...

    1. I dont know, i should taste once :)


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