Nippattu is a popular South Indian snack that is prepared for most festive occasions, especially for Diwali.


  • 3 cups – rice flour
  • 1/2 cup – maida
  • 1 cup – roasted gram
  • 1 cup – ground nuts
  • 1/4 cup – sesame
  • 2 tsp – chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp – oil
  • Salt to taste

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How to Make

  • Powder the roasted gram and peanuts coarsely.
  • Take rice flour, maida, sesame and powdered roasted gram and peanuts, salt and chilly powder in a plate and mix.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil and pour it on the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Divide the flour into 4 parts.
  • Take one part of the flour and add water little by little and make thick dough.
  • Roll out small balls from the dough and press them between two greased plastic sheets to make flat nippats.
  • Fry these in hot oil.
  • Maintain medium flame throughout and roast them until they turn golden brown on both the sides.
  • Continue the same process for the other three parts of the dough as well. (Don’t skip partitioning, this is to avoid the dough becoming dry and dark.)
  • Finally drain the nippat on tissues and store them in air tight containers.