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Salem thattu vadai set | thattai sandwich recipe


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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