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Nippattu | Karnataka style savory snack recipe

Nippattu is a savory snack prepared using rice flour. It is easy to make and a perfect festive savory recipe. A beginner friendly savory recipe. This recipe is Karnataka style savory snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: karnataka
Keyword: deep fried, festival, Karnataka, snacks
Servings: 30 nippattu
Author: Pavithra M Adiga


  • Rice flour - 2 cups
  • Fine rava or chiroti rava - 2 tbsp
  • Maida - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 10 nos
  • Cumin or jeera - ¾ tsp
  • Dry coconut gratings - ¼ cup
  • Fried gram or hurigadale - ¼ cup
  • Roasted peanuts (deskinned) - ½ cup
  • Asafoetida - ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Hot oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Take a mixer jar, add curry leaves, cumin, dry coconut gratings, roasted gram, roasted peanuts. Coarsely ground this mixture. Keep this aside for further use.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add rice flour, fine rava, maida. Add previously ground coarse mixture. Add red chilli powder, asafoetida, salt. Mix well.
  • Now add hot refined oil, mix with fingertips to get crumbs. Add little water and prepare stiff dough.
  • Keep the prepared dough for 15 mins. Take small balls of dough and roll into thin rotis. Now take a circular mould and prepare nippattu. Pierce with fork on each of the nippattu.
  • Heat oil on medium heat, deep fry these prepared nippattu until they turn golden in colour. Drain excess oil on kitchen tissue. After nippattu cools down completely, store them in airtight container.




Make a coarse powder of peanuts and roasted gram.
Use hot oil and not warm. Prepare stiff dough and not too soft. The dough should be rollable and not very dry.
Piercing with fork is optional but this ensures that nippattu doesn’t puff.
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