Tuesday, 14 August 2012


This Snack is popular in Southern part of India. It is made of rice flour and can be stored for days and so it is an easy alternative and comes handy when there are unexpected guests at tea time. 

There are lots of savoury items to go with tea time and Nippattu is one of the best. Be it a rainy day or a warm one this goes perfect in any season. I am making these again after a long time. 



Rice Flour  -  1 large tea cup (heaped)
Roasted gram powder  -  2 tbsp
Roasted gram chunks -   1 tbsp
Roasted peanuts (crushed)  -  two spoons
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric  -  1/2 
Groundnuts  -  2 tbsp
Curry leaves - a sprig, chopped lengthwise
Oil  -  2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Oil to fry


In a deep bottom pan add the oil to deep fry and get it to heat. Meanwhile roast the groundnuts, de skin and crush them to coarse chunks. 
Mix the Rice flour, Roasted gram powder, Roasted gram chunks, red chilli powder,turmeric, coarse groundnuts, curry leaves , salt .To this add two table spoons of hot oil and mix well adding water till it is a pliable and moist.

Take a small ball of dough . Place it on a plastic sheet  fold the sheet on top of the dough and press with fingers till it gets flattened to a thin round form.

Deep fry in the hot oil till golden brown on both sides. Keep the heat in medium so that the nippattu is cooked uniformly.

Remove on a paper and let it cool. Serve with tea or coffee or just enjoy anytime of the day.