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  Contributed By: Sadhana Padmanabhan
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Cooking Instructions

Prep Time :               10 mins
Soaking Time:         30 mins
Cook Time :               10 mins 
 Serves:                        3-4 People
 Recipe Category:    Snacks & Savories
 Recipe Cuisine:       South Indian  

Nippattu is a traditional crunchy snack of Karnataka.Nippattu are rice crisps made from rice flour, all-purpose flour, butter,peanuts, roasted gram and spices which is irresistible in taste. It is a crispyand spicy snack which is prepared for festivals. It is easy to make recipe withsimple ingredients. You can prepare this couple of days in advance too. Itstays fresh for up to 10 days. So here's Nippattu for all those nutty flavorlovers! 

Rice flour                              1 cup
All Purpose Flour                   ¼ cup
Asafetida powder                  ¼ Teaspoon
Ghee -                                  2 Teaspoon
 Salt                                      To taste
  Oil                                       forDeep frying
Grind Coarsely
Fried gram dal/pottu kadalai      1/4 cup
Peanuts                                   ¼cup
Grind Paste
 Dry Coconut grated                 1/2 Cup
 Curry Leaves                          few
Byadagi Red Chilies -               5 -10 ( based on your spice level)
 For Soak and Drain
Moong Dal                            1 Tablespoon.
Chenna Dal                          1Tablespoon

  • Soak the moong dhal and Channa dhal in water for 30 mins.Drain it and keep aside.
  • Grind Peanuts and Roasted Split Gram coarsely.   Keep aside.
  • Grind dry coconut, red chilies and curry leaves to a finepaste.  Keep aside.
  • Mix together all the ingredients (except Oil for frying)along with the ground mixture using Water to make firm dough.
  • Divide the dough to small lemon sized balls.
  • Now, heat the oil for deep frying in a kadai or pan onmedium flame.
  • Cut some plastic sheets into square shaped pieces. Spreadsome Oil over this. Take a small ball of the dough and flatten them to make acircular shape on the plastic sheet.
  • Heat Oil in a pan and deep fry these discs till crisp.Repeat the same procedure with rest of the dough.
  • Drain them on kitchen napkins to remove excess oil.
  • Let it cool to room temperature and store it in air-tightcontainers.  

  • Always use freshly ground rice flour(flour mill or homemade) instead of the one available in grocery stores for good and crispy Nippattu..Riceflour quality is the key factor for the taste and texture. If the rice flour isvery finely ground(like what we get in grocery stores) it will result in hard Nippattu,if it is mill ground with a slight coarse texture they yield good crackers.
  • use spicing as per tolerance.
  • If the Nippattu are becoming soft , they are not properlycooked .

Check out other Rice Cracker Recipes in my blog here:

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