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Gujarati tamtam recipe | how to make tam tam | Dry snacks tamtam recipe

Tam tam is one of the popular savory and crunchy Gujarati snacks. It is a deep-fried snack prepared from besan, urad dal flour, and some basic spices. Tam tam is a combination of spicy, sweet, and sour tastes, which is generally served as a tea-time snack. It also has a very long shelf life and can be stored it in an airtight container for months.

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Gujarati tamtam recipe | how to make tam tam | Dry snacks tamtam recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dry namkeen
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 box


  • 200 gms or 2 cup besan
  • 50 gms or ½ cup urad daal flour
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 3 tbsp powder sugar
  • ½ tsp citric acid + water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp baking soda +water
  • Oil to fry


  • Sieve besan and urad dal flour.
  • Make a well in the center, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, powdered sugar, citric acid +water, and oil. Mix well.
  • Mix all masala with flour.
  • Now adding water binds the dough like paratha dough. The dough will be sticky so you can grease your hands.
  • Cover and rest the dough for 15 minutes.
  • Now dissolve 1/4 tsp cooking soda with 1 tsp water and add to the bound dough.
  • Add little water in the dough and knead the dough till it slightly changes its color and becomes soft.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Now using a star mesh place it over the hot oil, and rub the dough over it.
  • Remove the mesh and fry the Tum Tum on low-medium flame. Remember the flame has to be low while you are using the mesh.
  • In case you do not have the big mesh, use the sev press machine with a Star mesh or champakali gathiya mesh or plastic bag and proceed in a similar manner.
  • Serve and store tam tam in an airtight container.


  • use powdered sugar and diluted citric acid, so both will easily mix with the dough.
  • dilute baking soda with water and then add to the dough.
  • add water little by little and knead the dough till it changes its color and becomes soft.
  • with a grease palm, press the dough on mesh or zara plate.
  • fry tam tam on low-medium flame.
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