Pepper Button Thattai – Crispy, crunchy and bite-sized peppery thattai that just melts in your mouth.
Make these crispy and crunchy bite-sized, peppery thattai for your tea-time snack and you will enjoy munching on these tiny buttons. Flavored with just pepper and cumin seeds, these super crunchy snack will just melt in your mouth. I got this wonderful idea of making button thattai from Aval Vikatan supplementary book and used my recipe to make them. The only drawback is that you need more time to make these buttons but it is worth the effort. Kids will be excited to snack on these. You can also make regular thattais with this dough. Let us see how to make Pepper Button Thattai.
Check out my Thattai recipe.
Pepper Button Thattai Recipe:
Cuisine : Indian – Tamilnadu
Category : Snacks
Makes : 2 cups (app.)
Preparation Time : 10 min
Cooking Time : 1 hr 15 min
1 cup : 240 ml
- 1 cup Rice Flour
- 1/4 cup Roasted Gram Dal Flour (Pottu Kadalai Flour)
- 1 tbsp Roasted Urad Dal Flour
- 2 tsp Butter
- 1 tsp coarsely ground Pepper & Cumin Seeds
- 2 pinches of Asafoetida
- Oil for deep frying
1. Take rice flour, roasted urad dal flour, roasted gram dal flour, butter, coarsely ground pepper & cumin seeds, asafoetida, salt in a bowl and mix well. I have used store-bought urad dal flour. So I roasted it over medium flame till it released a good aroma. You can also make it at home. Dry roast urad dal until you get a good smell and allow it to cool. Grind to a fine powder. Sieve before using.
2. Add water little by little and knead to make a smooth dough. You should be able to make a ball that doesn’t break. That is the right consistency. Cover the dough with a damp cloth so that the outer part doesn’t turn dry.
3. Take a small pinch of the dough. Roll into a ball with your fingers. Press between your thumb and index finger to make small discs. The discs don’t have to be thin. Just make sure that the centre is not too thick. Arrange the buttons on a greased polythene sheet. This part takes time but worth the effort. If you do not have time, you can make regular thattai with the same dough.
4. Heat oil in a pan. Drop the buttons carefully. Do not dump the oil with the buttons. If you add more, the temperature of the oil will be reduced and the buttons won’t get fried properly.
5. Fry over medium flame till the bubbles stop. After that cook for 10 more seconds so that the buttons are cooked completely. Otherwise the centre portion will remain soft.
6. Drain the buttons from the oil. Let them cool down. Store in an airtight container and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee/tea.