Nippattu Recipe: How To Make Thattai At Home

Nippattu is a traditional South Indian snack that is prepared during the festive seasons, especially for Diwali. In Tamil Nadu, it is called Thattai and is prepared for most celebrations and joyous occasions. In Andhra Pradesh, nippattu is called chekkalu.

In almost all weddings and festivals in South India, nippattu is a mandatory snack that is prepared and distributed. Nippattus are spicy and crunchy rice crackers that are deep-fried and stored in an air-tight jar. This snack can be preserved for over a month if stored properly.

The nippattu is easy to make at home, once you get the dough to the right consistency. Hence, follow this detailed video recipe and the step-by-step procedure with images to make the nippattu at home.

NIPPATTU VIDEO RECIPE

nippattu recipe
NIPPATTU RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE THATTAI | SPICY RICE CRACKERS RECIPE | CHEKKALU RECIPE
Nippattu Recipe | How To Make Thattai | Spicy Rice Crackers Recipe | Chekkalu Recipe
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
25 MIns
Total Time
30 Mins

Recipe By: Kavyashree S

Recipe Type: Snacks

Serves: 12-14 pieces

Ingredients
  • Split roasted gram (hurigadale) - ½ cup

    Peanuts - ½ cup

    Rice flour - ¾th bowl

    Sooji (chiroti rava) - 2 tbsp

    Maida - 1 tbsp

    Red chilli powder - 1½ tbsp

    Salt - ¾th tbsp

    Hing - ¼th tbsp

    Oil - 2 tbsp + for greasing and frying

    Water - 1½ cups

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add half a cup of split roasted gram in a mixer jar.

    2. Add half a cup peanuts and grind it coarsely and keep it aside.

    3. Add rice flour in a mixing bowl.

    4. Add 2 tablespoons of sooji and a tablespoon of maida.

    5. Add red chilli powder and salt.

    6. Then, add hing and mix well.

    7. Add powdered mixture and mix well.

    8. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a heated small pan.

    9. Heat the oil for about 2 minutes.

    10. Add it to the mixture and mix well.

    11. Add water little by little and knead it into a medium-soft dough.

    12. Take a plastic sheet and grease it with oil.

    13. Take small portions of the dough and dab them into flat circular shapes on the greased plastic sheet.

    14. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

    15. Carefully, peel the round-shaped dough from the sheet and put them into the oil one after the other.

    16. Fry them for a minute and flip them over to cook on the other side.

    17. Fry them until they turn brown in colour.

    18. Remove from the oil and serve once it cools to room temperature.

Instructions
  • 1. You can add almonds if you are allergic to peanuts.
  • 2. The consistency of the dough should be that of akki roti.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 piece
  • Calories - 70 cal
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Carbohydrates - 8 g
  • Sugar - 3 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE NIPPATTU

1. Add half a cup of split roasted gram in a mixer jar.

nippattu recipe

2. Add half a cup peanuts and grind it coarsely and keep it aside.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

3. Add rice flour in a mixing bowl.

nippattu recipe

4. Add 2 tablespoons of sooji and a tablespoon of maida.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

5. Add red chilli powder and salt.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

6. Then, add hing and mix well.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

7. Add powdered mixture and mix well.

nippattu recipe

8. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a heated small pan.

nippattu recipe

9. Heat the oil for about 2 minutes.

nippattu recipe

10. Add it to the mixture and mix well.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

11. Add water little by little and knead it into a medium-soft dough.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

12. Take a plastic sheet and grease it with oil.

nippattu recipe

13. Take small portions of the dough and dab them into flat circular shapes on the greased plastic sheet.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

14. Heat oil in a pan for frying.

nippattu recipe

15. Carefully, peel the round-shaped dough from the sheet and put them into the oil one after the other.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

16. Fry them for a minute and flip them over to cook on the other side.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe

17. Fry them until they turn brown in colour.

nippattu recipe

18. Remove from the oil and serve once it cools to room temperature.

nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe
nippattu recipe
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Story first published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:30 [IST]
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