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Nippattu | Thattai | Karnataka recipes | Navarathri recipes

Nippattu is a very spicy, crunchy and tasty snack. There are many variations of Nippatu recipes from family to family. This nippattu recipe is from my mother, and every time I prepare this crunchy cracker following my Mom’s steps, it turns out excellent.


  • 1 cup rice flour ( ಅಕ್ಕಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು )
  • 2 TBSP maida/all purpose flour (ಮೈದಾ ಹಿಟ್ಟು )
  • 2 TBSP fine rava / sooji ( ಸಣ್ಣ ರವೆ )
  • 1½ tsp chilli powder (ಅಚ್ಚ ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಪುಡಿ )
  • ¼ tsp hing / asafoetida (ಇಂಗು )
  • ¼ cup peanuts /ground nuts (ಕಡಲೆ ಕಾಯಿ ಬೀಜ )
  • ¼ cup fried gram dal / hurigadale/ pottu kadalai (ಹುರಿಗಡಲೆ )
  • 1½ salt (ಉಪ್ಪು )
  • 4 tsp oil ( ಎಣ್ಣೆ )
  • ½ cup + 2 TBSP water (ನೀರು )
  • Oil to fry ( ಕರೆಯಲು ಎಣ್ಣೆ )
  • Makes 24 nippattu


  1. Coarse grind the peanuts and hurigadale.
  2. To this mix add, rice flour, maida,rava.chilli powder,hing, and salt. MIx well.
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil, add it to the above mix, mix well and keep aside for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Then add water little by little and make it a medium hard dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 parts and in each part divide into 12 equal parts.
  6. Heat the oil on a medium heat.
  7. Take the dough, make it into a small ball, press it onto your palm to make a circle
  8. or roll it on a parchment paper(grease the paper) or on a plastic sheet.
  9. Once the oil is hot enough (check by adding a little dough to the oil, it has to come up immediately), add the prepared nippattu, one by one.
  10. Fry it until it turns golden brown color on both sides.
  11. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough.
  12. Once it cooled, store it in a airtight container and enjoy with the tea, coffee.


  • If you are making more this measurement, prepare the dry mix and prepare the dough little by little (just enough to make 25 nippattu).
  • Sharani Nayak

    Made this. It was just awesome. I always loved learning receipes frm your place side. And now i have this site. Eternally grateful to you. Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

    • Raji

      Thank you so much for your nice comments Sharani

  • Sheema sharath

    awesome website and recipes…ye dil maange more 🙂

  • Ranjini

    Thank you for this recipe. I’m staying away from home and was craving this really badly today! I just made it and it came out really well. I am happy to have found this website. I’m from Bangalore and you know seem to know their palette well.

    • Raji

      Thanks you Ranjini.