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Pavithra M AdigaPavithra M Adiga
Nippattu is a savory snack prepared using rice flour
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 30 nippattu


  • 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.
Keyword deep fried, festival, Karnataka, snacks