Friday, September 21, 2007

Nippattu ~ Nippattlu

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..:)

This goes to the party hosted by Asha for her RCI: Karnataka

Since this is also my favorite snack, sending this to Hima for her event on whats your favorite snack.

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bindiya said...

looks good Sri,and i think will try it out.

Timepass said...

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

Asha said...

YAY! I LOVE Nippattu, you call them Nippattlu too!:))
Looks wonderful, got to make some for winter, love the recipe.Thanks for taking time to make it!Hugs.

Happy cook said...

looks good, woudn't mind to have them for a snack ;))))

Rajitha said...

wow..for making these the first time..they look really good..i love homemade snacks too...i hear you on waking up in the midnight for them...

Roopa said...

yummy crunchy nipattu :) Feel like having one now !...

Prajusha said...

nipattu looks good and a perfect snack.Great RCI entry.

Rachna said...

nippattu is new to me... you can send this to the snacks event too....

Siri said...

WOW.. nice snack.. In telugu can I call them "chinna chakkalu"?.. :D I think these are much softer than Chakkalu..will try these soon..:) Thanks Srivalli..

musical said...

One of my favorite snacks! I totally heart you, Srivalli, for posting this :)

Hima said...

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.

Manasi said...

WOW!! will be nice to eat those with hot tea!! one question.... do we add the groundbuts whole? or powder them?

Apple said...

I thought Nippattu would be something sweet like Arisalu...Nice recipe srivalli

Sharmi said...

waw, never heard of that before. looks nice and will be great with some tea.

Pooja V said...

V good looking sri. Nice glodern ufos for a snack...yum !!

Jeena said...

I love this recipe I would get up in the night for them too, great post! :)

Cynthia said...

Crunchy and good.

Vcuisine said...

Just need a cup of filter coffee to with this valli. Lovely recipe. Viji

renuka said...

looks like a simple and tasty snack

Srivalli said...

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 :)

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.

SeeC said...

My hubby's fav.
Looks crispy and tempting. Perfect for snack time.

jayasri said...

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

Vrinda said...

Never tasted these nippattu,will try it for sure,looks crispy and delicious..

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