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August 10, 2010

Salem Thattuvadai Set/Nippat Sandwich

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Thattuvadai set is a most popular street food in Salem,Tamilnadu.Being a Salem girl,I used to have this snack at least once in a week before my marriage.Last week i went to my mom's place and bought few thattuvadai set for my family.I captured the making at that time and added a video here.I asked the guy about the chutney ingredients.He told the recipe roughly & he said this chutney stays good only for 3 hours.So make it fresh and serve.Based on his recipe,i tried it on my own. It came out well. If u buy a packet of readymade thattu vadai , making this set would be very easy and quick. But I prepared everything by my own including thattu vadai. So i found it a bit time consuming. Finally i was very much satisfied with the outcomeHappy

Salem Thattu Vadai Set Recipe

Salem Thattu Vadai Set Recipe How to make Salem special thattu vadai set with video !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup (optional,He told to use only mint leaves)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Tamarind – Small berry size OR use few drops of lime juice
  • Salt & water – As needed.
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato - 3 nos
  • Red chilly – 5 nos
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – As required.
  • Roasted gram – 1 tbsp (pottukadalai),optional
  • Finely chopped onions – as needed
  • Grated carrot – as needed
  • Grated beetroot - as needed ( i din't use as it was out of stock)
  • Chopped coriander leaves – a handful
  • Grated mango - as needed ( used during mango season)
  • Lemon – 1/2 no

  • Saute the tomato,red chilly adding salt in a tsp of oil.Grind it to a thick paste adding required water.Add pottukadalai/fried gram if u wish.You can also saute one big onion and 4 garlic cloves along with tomato.
  • Prepare the green chutney by grinding all the ingredients given under “ Green chutney” to a fine thick paste.
  • Grate the onions,carrots,beetroot and chop coriander leaves.Mix well and set aside.Cut the lemon and keep it ready.
  • Take 2 thatta vadai/Nippat for making one set.Apply red chutney on one side of thattai and green chutney to one side of other thattai.
  • Keep little filling in between like a sandwich.Sprinkle lemon juice and close the sandwich.
  • Serve immediately. I enjoyed it with coffee :)
Enjoy !


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  1. Mouthwatering pics... This is completely new to me i.e the idea of a sandwich with thattai.

  2. Looks awesome...delicious....

  3. That's very new to me, looks so yummy.
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  4. Thanks for the quick comments ladies :)

  5. Actually I have never tasted this before,heard for the fist time through you,sounds so yumm and looks very tempting too!

  6. that looks so tempting..very creative

  7. even this is new to me.never tasted or heard this before.looks very crispy and yum.best teatime snack.

  8. Perfect evening snacky...nice clicks

  9. this makes me highly nostalgic ... I used to have this before marriage atleast once in a week but now its become almost forgotten .. now u have reminded me this and given the recipe too .. what more i can get .. urs looks so perfect ...

  10. OMG! chitra , you always make me crave:) Sandwich with thattai is a cute idea and I absolutely love this.

  11. Sounds really interesting.. looks yummy and delicious.. beautiful presentation :)

  12. I think now one can resiste those dabba snacks and these are just delicous looking.

  13. looks sooo delicious n inviting ...beautiful presentation too


  14. we make similar kind but I dont keep another one like sandwich ,we eat it as it is with the topping..lloooks really yummm

  15. Makes me feel nostalgic. Absolutely yumm. I think it very South Indian thing isn't it.

  16. That's very innovative of you..... Very yum stuff & a surprise too.... :P


  17. I have never tasted your recipe before. I love its presentation, a great and very good looking proposal.
    Wishing you a great week ♥

  18. Loved the first snapshot; very tempting!

  19. sandwich looks cute and colourful dear...

  20. Thanks a lot friends.. Ur comments made me feel proud..Do try this & let me know to make me more happy :)

  21. Oh my!!!! Chitra the filling, the chutneys all are so delicious. I have never tried this...even eating before now I shall get to make some thattais just to have them sandwiched.

  22. wow...thats a gorgeous click da...! interesting recipe..!

  23. chitra - looks so good! I am drooling here...

  24. Yup!, I have eaten this in Bangalore!, near vishweshpuram circle, God!, the road is full of these kinds of stuff!, I had completely forgotten about this!, I should try this out sometime, I used to break this nipattus into pieces and use it in making Bhelpuris!, Lovely click chitra!!, thankx for sharing!

  25. This is a very new dish to me...looks so tempting! A very interesting recipe!

  26. the name itself is really interesting very yummy sandwich..

  27. My fav snack too. I used to have in my hometown Salem, before marriage.Now I shall try your version also....Thanks for this wondeful recipe.

  28. This is new to me but, looks absolutely mouthwatering..

  29. Even though thattai is a part of our traditional food, I have never come across this way of eating it. Looks most interesting.

  30. very innovative and colourful!

  31. Awesome click....Loved the idea of sandwich....
    Hamaree Rasoi

  32. sooooooooooo yummy food... i used to have tis often.. all time favourite snackie.... tis is a special thing where u get in every streets of SALEM, TAMILNADU where i live...

  33. @ Indira , Me too from salem only :)

  34. @Chitra.. I have started a fan page for "Thattuvadai Set" in Facebook. I am using your image in the cover page of the community. Please let me know if you have any concerns.


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