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Nippattu Recipe

Nippattu is a crispy deep fried snack made with rice flour , peanuts and few spices. Its a traditional snack from Karnataka Cuisine .
Course Snack
Cuisine Karnataka
Keyword Festivals, Karnataka, snacks, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 Makes
Calories 71kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Maida / Refined flour ,optional
  • 2 Tbsp Chiroti Rava / Fine Sooji /Semolina
  • ¼ cup Peanuts
  • 3 tablespoon Fried Gram
  • 2 tablespoon Dry Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds / Til
  • 2 Sprigs Curry Leaves , chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt or as required
  • 2 tablespoon Hot Oil
  • ¼ Cup Water or less, as required
  • Oil for Frying


  • In a pan ,dry roast groundnut till skin starts to peel.
  • Add fried gram and dry coconut , just roast along with groundnut for 20-30 seconds.
  • Turn off the stove and allow it to cool down.
  • Transfer into a mixer.
  • Pulse it into a coarse powder and set aside.
  • In the same pan , add rice flour and dry roast for 2 minutes on a low heat .
  • For this add , maida and rava ,continue to roast for another 1 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  • For this roasted rice flour , add groundnut coarse powder , red chilli powder , chopped curry leaves , sesame seeds , salt and combine everything.
  • For this , add sizzling hot oil and mix up everything to get a crumble texture.
  • Now add water ,part by part and mix to get a non sticky stiff dough ,don't knead the dough. Just mix everything and form a stiff and smooth dough to hold shape. Sprinkle water ,if needed .
  • On a butter paper , place a big size dough and roll it as thin as possible.
  • Using a round cookie cutter , cut into desired shapes. Also alternatively you can roll into thin discs using rolling pin or just spread on a damp cloth or butter sheet using your hands.
  • On medium high heat , heat oil for frying . When oil is hot enough , test by dropping a pinch of dough into the oil. If it comes up immediately without browning , then the temperature is perfect for frying.
  • Now carefully take the rolled dough and put into hot oil . Keep the flame on medium high once the base becomes firm , flip and cook on other side , till it turns golden in colour.
  • Remove fried nippattu from oil using a mesh basket , place on kitchen napkin.
  • Once it is cooled completely , store in an airtight container.
  • Stays good up to 15 days .Serve it as required.



  • Adding hot oil is very important ,as it helps to keep the Nippattu crispy.
  • Over roasting the groundnuts makes Nippattu more greasy as groundnuts tends to release oil after deep frying. So make sure to roast groundnuts till skin starts to peel. 


Calories: 71kcal