Nippattu ~ Nippattlu

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I am for snacks anytime. I always used to look forward to the festival seasons, for Amma used to prepare many snacks for diwali or other festival days. She used to prepare so many dishes, that we won’t know which to complete first. I used to be so obsessed that I used to get up midnight and eat them. That was the fascination those homemade goodies had. But I have never tried making Muruku or other savory items at home. This was the first time I did and yes I remembered all those times that Amma used to make this for us. She feels bad that we are not preparing any of those at home anymore. But then we don’t find time nor inclination to stand and toil for hours together next to a stove to prepare all these goodies. This I made in small quantity as an experiment. They turned out good.

Ingredients Needed:

Rice Flour – 2 Cups
Maida – 1/4 Cup
Gram flour – 1/2 Cup
Finely chopped Curry leaves – few
Groundnuts – 2 tbsp
Gram Dal – 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Chili Powder – 2 tsp
Water to knead
Salt to Taste
Oil for deep fry

Method to Prepare:

Mix all the ingredients except water and oil.

Add 2 tsp spoons of hot oil mix well again. Now add water little by little till you get a soft consistency like rotis.

Heat oil in the frying pan

Take lemon size dough and roll it like thick chapati in small size

Once the oil is hot, deep fry in oil under medium heat till golden brown.

Once its cooled, store it in an air tight container for a week, if it stays that long at your place..:)

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  1. Lovely. Nipattu is among the items that I look out for in Bangalore’s Iyengar Bakeries when I am there. BTW I blog both at as well as

  2. WOW.. nice snack.. In telugu can I call them “chinna chakkalu”?.. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think these are much softer than Chakkalu..will try these soon..:) Thanks Srivalli..

  3. These look like tapala chekkalu that my mom use to make. I have no clue how to make them, but your version of these nippatlu is mouthwatering. Got to give it a try.

  4. Bindiya, thanks and let me know how they turn out.

    Timepass, thats nice to know…and you have a lovely blog, enjoyed reading your posts

    Asha, thats very sweet…thanks….

    Happy cook, glad you like them

    Rajitha, hhaha…I always do that

    Roopa, you are most welcome

    Prajusha, thanks

    Rachna, thanks and I have done after your sugggestion

    Siri, yeah ..but it may vary

    musical, am so glad ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hima, thanks looking forward to the round up

    Manasi, that will be yummy…abt your question, we make two varieties. One with powdered ground nut and the other is crushed or whole. This recipe calls for either crushed or whole. But when you are using powdered groundnut, add 1/4 cup of roasted powdered groundnut to the proportion

    Apple, good..

    Sharmi, thats strange…this is quite famous in andhra..maybe you know this by someother name?

    Pooja, thanks…

    Jeena, glad I have company!

    Cynthia, agree with on that

    Viji, that will be yummy indeed.

    renuka, yes for sure.

  5. hai,
    looks very tempting,my hubby’s favourite, one day he had made this on his own and told me he got this receipe from ur blog, it had come out very well, Nippattu and kodbale are my fav. savouries

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