Nippattu/ Rice Fritters

Oh yes, Kajjaya cannot be enjoyed without something savory on the side! So nippatu is there on the side. This also goes out to the Yummy Festival Feast and JFI Festive Treat.

Rice flour 1 cup
Roasted channa dal 1/2 cup
Maida 1 tbsp
Peanut 1/2 cup
Chilly powder 1 tbsp (or to taste)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves 10 (this is my twist.. i love the flavor of curry leaves in nippattu!)
Hing 1 pinch
Oil 2 tbsp + to deep fry.


  • Powder the roasted channa dal and half the peanuts into a smooth powder. Crush the remaining peanuts coarsely.
  • Mix the powdered dal and nut mixture, crushed peanut, salt, chilly powder, curry leaves, Hing and rice flour.
  • Heat oil in a stable thick bottomed pot.
  • Make a well in the rice flour mixture and pour two tbsp of hot oil into the well. Mix with a spoon. Add some water to make a tight dough.
  • Pinch small balls out of the dough. Roll it out into 3" rounds
  • Slide the dough rounds gently into hot oil. Fry till golden brown. Turn over and fry till the other side is done.
  • Remove from oil, drain it on a paper towel and store it in an air tight jar. It will stay good for at least a week.


Lakshmi said...

ri..Nippattu looking crisp and nice. Happy Deepavli to you and your family

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entry!..

Deepthi Shankar said...

nippattu looks yum .. its been some time since i had them .. tempting

Unknown said...

looks nice crispy. liked ur recipes.