Nippattu recipe | Thattai recipe | Chekkalu recipe | Rice crackers recipe

Gems Gems, February 8, 2017

Nippattu is a savoury(delicious snack) that is best enjoyed with tea or coffee. It is a rice cracker popularly known as thattai or chakkili in India. Other best snacks worth a try are Chakli 




Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 servings
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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
  1. De Skin the peanuts
  2. Heat the groundnuts and gram dal in a frying pan at a very low flame and dry it
  3. Let the gram dal and peanuts get cool, Crush them finely in blender/mixie
  4. Slightly roast the maid till it has a tinge of brown.
  5. Make a fine paste of red chilies, jeera and coconut and add with the roasted maida..
  6. Add water as per requirement.
  7. Mix Rice Flour with the crushed gram dal and peanuts, add hing, sesame seeds, salt, maida and mix well. This is the Nippatu Mix.
  8. Add some hot oil or ghee to the Nippatu mix and mix evenly with spoon.
  9. Add coriander leaves to the mix.
  10. Mix Water in small batches till you get a soft dough(it should not sticky nor too dry)
  11. Take butter paper/aluminium foil, grease both the sheet and your hands.
  12. Make small balls from the dough which are the size of small lemons.
  13. Flatten it with your palms to form a small circle of medium thickness(the edges should be sealed)
  14. Heat the oil and drop 2-3 nippatu's in batches based on the size of the frying pan.
  15. Deep fry the till they are golden brown.
  16. Transfer the Nippatu's to paper towels.
  17. Serve the Nippatu with any beverage of your choice(A hot cup of piping coffee or tea)


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