Nippatu is a delicious snack made of rice flour and spices which is best served along with piping hot coffee or tea
One Cup Rice Flour
Half Cup All Purpose Flour or Maida
Four to Five Red Chillies, as per spiciness requirement
One Teaspoon Jeera or Cumin Seeds
Quarter Cup Fresh Coconut grated
Two Teaspoon Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves(Dhaniya Leaves)
¼ Cup Roasted Gram Dal or Pottu Kadale
One teaspoon white til or white sesame seeds
Quarter Cup Peanut (Moophalli) or Groundnut
Appropriate Measure of salt
A pinch of Asafoetida(Kayam)
Oil for frying
De Skin the peanuts
Heat the groundnuts and gram dal in a frying pan at a very low flame and dry it
Let the gram dal and peanuts get cool, Crush them finely in blender/mixie
Slightly roast the maid till it has a tinge of brown.
Make a fine paste of red chilies, jeera and coconut and add with the roasted maida..
Add water as per requirement.
Mix Rice Flour with the crushed gram dal and peanuts, add hing, sesame seeds, salt, maida and mix well. This is the Nippatu Mix.
Add some hot oil or ghee to the Nippatu mix and mix evenly with spoon.
Add coriander leaves to the mix.
Mix Water in small batches till you get a soft dough(it should not sticky nor too dry)
Take butter paper/aluminium foil, grease both the sheet and your hands.
Make small balls from the dough which are the size of small lemons.
Flatten it with your palms to form a small circle of medium thickness(the edges should be sealed)
Heat the oil and drop 2-3 nippatu's in batches based on the size of the frying pan.
Deep fry the till they are golden brown.
Transfer the Nippatu's to paper towels.
Serve the Nippatu with any beverage of your choice(A hot cup of piping coffee or tea)
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