Salem Thattu Vadai Set Recipe

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Salem Thattu Vadai Set is a spicy, tangy and tasty street food from Salem in Tamilnadu, India> Fresh and tangy beet, carrot and onion filling is sandwiched between crispy thattu vadais, smeared with spicy chutneys, for a crunchy and spicy bite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • 20 readymade Thattu Vadais/Rice Flour Spicy savory Crisps or homemade
  • For the beet-carrot filling:
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup grated beetroots
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced onions
  • Juice of half a lemon/lime
  • 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves/cilantro
  • Salt
  • 2 finely chopped green chillies/jalapenos optional
  • For the green chutney:
  • 1 cup coriander leaves/cilantro
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • 3 to 4 green chillies/jalapenos
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of half a lemon/lime
  • Salt
  • For the red chutney:
  • 1 medium onion cubed
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic or ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 small marble size tamarind or ½ teaspoon tamarind paste
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoon of cooking oil
  • Optional toppings or fillings:
  • Spicy roasted peanuts
  • Spicy khara boondis deep fried chickpea flour batter balls
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Instructions
 

  • To make the green chutney: In a blender jar, place chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, garlic or ginger, salt to taste and blend to a fine paste. Remove to a bowl, add lemon juice, mix well. Keep aside
  • To make the red chutney: In a small saucepan, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes till slightly soft. Add red chilli powder, tamarind/tamarind paste, tomatoes and fry again for about 2 to 3 minutes more.
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  • When cool, transfer to blender jar and make a fine paste. Remove to a small bowl. Add salt to taste and keep aside. Now, the chutneys are ready.
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  • To make the filling: Wash, peel and grate beetroots and carrots. Finely slice onions. In a bowl, mix grated beets, carrots, onions, finely chopped coriander leaves, green chilles and lemon juice. Add salt to taste and mix well.
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  • Assembling the Salem sets: Apply red chutney to one side of half of the thattu vadais.
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  • Place a teaspoon or two of the filling (be generous) over the crispies. Top with few kernels of spicy peanuts and some boondis (optional). Smear the rest half of the savory crisps with green chutney.
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  • Gently top the filled thattu vadais like a sandwich and serve these crispy and spicy savory sandwiches immediately.
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  • If you cannot get thattu vadais, you can try using papdis (a north Indian deep fried flour crispy normally used in chaats) or even some salty crackers like Monaco biscuits or even Ritz crackers!
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  • Do try this unique but simple and tasty south Indian street food, popular in my hometown, Salem, and treat your family and friends to this spicy, crunchy and refreshing unique snack called Salem Thattu Vadai Set or Sandwich at your next party or with

Notes

  •  For a more north Indian flavor, you can use tamarind chutney instead of the tomato-onion chutney.
  • Play around with different types of chutneys (normally used for dosas and idlis) etc. or even ketchup or any hot sauce like Sriracha sauce, chilli sauce etc. and you have a different flavor to relish every time

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