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Salem thattu vadai set | thattai sandwich recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

Thattu vadai set | thattai sandwich is a popular snack in Salem, a small town big city in Tamilnadu. My sister introduced me  this thattu vadai set as after her marriage she was staying in Salem for 8 years. My brother in law , is now in salem on an official transfer. My sister was insisting me to post this thattu vadai recipe here for a long time. I am bit lazy to make thattai and post this recipe. Last week when my mom came here she sent a packet of Salem thattai and finally i made it at home. I loved it very much and my kids too loved this. Instead of giving them the thattai for snack, for a change we can give this one as it has carrot and beetroot. If you have the chutneys and thattai ready you can make this snack quickly. I referred here for chutney recipes

Thattu vadai set

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 Mins |Serves: 2

     Thattai | Milagu thattai         6
      Beetroot  grated       1/4 cup
      Carrot    grated        1/4 cup
      Onion       1
      Coriander leaves      few
      Salt       as needed
      Oil     1 tsp
For Green chutney
     Coriander leaves     1/4 cup
     Mint leaves     1/4 cup
     Sugar     a pinch
     Green chili    half
     Salt     as needed
     Lemon juice    few drops
For Red Chutney
    Onion        1
    Tomato      1
     Red chili    1
     Garlic      1
     Tamarind    very little piece 
     Salt   as needed

thattu vadai set

  • In a pan add oil and add the mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chili.
  • Saute for a minute and switch off the flame.
  • Grind this along with sugar, salt and lemon juice.
  • Green chutney is ready.


  • In the same pan add the roughly chopped onion and tomato . Add the red chili, garlic and tamarind also to this and saute them for 3-4 minutes in a medium flame.
  • Allow this to cool completely and grind this into a fine paste. Add salt while grinding.


  • In a plate mix the grated beetroot, carrot and sliced onions together. Add salt and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • In a plate keep 2 thattai and spread a layer of green chutney to that.
  • Sprinkle a generous mixture of beetroot carrot on the top of this.


  • In another thattai spread the red chutney and close this on the top like a sandwich.


  • Thattu vadai is ready . Enjoy this with hot tea or coffee. As it is so hot now a days, i had with cold sprite .
  1. Always serve this immediately,  Else will be soggy.
  2. You can add make the chutneys more spicy too.
  3. For a change you can make this thattu vadai with the green chutney and red chutney which we use for chaat and sprinkle with some sev in the last.

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Veena Theagarajan April 13, 2015 - 5:13 am

Yummy snack for the kids.. or even ourself.. I haven't tried this I have tried Thattai chat though

Sowmya Madhavan April 13, 2015 - 6:25 am

Nice idea..

Nivedhanams Sowmya April 13, 2015 - 6:33 am

That is a great snack... Looks super tempting...

vidhya April 13, 2015 - 7:53 am

Sooperb please post more such recipes

Aishwarya Guruprasad April 13, 2015 - 8:26 am

Thanks for posting this recipe. my favourite snack. Am from Salem

Aishwarya Guruprasad April 13, 2015 - 8:27 am

Thanks for posting this recipe. my favourite snack. Am from Salem

Premalatha Aravindhan April 13, 2015 - 9:37 am

Delicious n unique dish ...yum!,

Rumana Ambrin April 14, 2015 - 7:04 am

Delicious snacks..

Life with Spices April 14, 2015 - 8:41 am

sooper delicious snack

steelmaker April 17, 2015 - 12:47 am

Thanks for a super thattuvadai recipee. I also want to know how to make crisp thattuvadai of small size.

freebird June 21, 2015 - 11:50 pm

My all time favorite snack 🙂 thank you Jeyashri for posting such wonderful recepies?

Nachimuthujaiprakash September 9, 2015 - 11:50 am

I Am from Salem. this snack is awesome and this is my favorite snacks.....

Nachimuthujaiprakash September 9, 2015 - 11:52 am

in salem is use to get this at my door step. but in chennai i am searching for this snack..

Rajkumar D January 31, 2016 - 2:10 pm

Salem Famous Thatu vadai Set.

jeyashri suresh April 28, 2016 - 1:00 am

Hahaha, Check now

ARC August 24, 2016 - 8:27 pm

Hi what can be the best replacement for thattai.just incase thattai is not available..

jeyashri suresh August 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

You can replace thattai with salt biscuits too

ARC August 25, 2016 - 5:08 am

Thanks..will try

CKKU October 29, 2017 - 10:20 am

I miss the thattu vadai set...


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