Nippattu is prepared using rice flour, fried gram, chiroti rava (or maida) and coconut. Nippattu is a very popular deep fried snacks in Bangalore - Mysore region of Karnataka. Nippattu ia a tasty tea time snacks and is familiar by name thattai and chekkulu.


  • 1 cup rice flour 
  • 2 TBSP maida/all purpose flour 
  • 2 TBSP fine rava / sooji
  • 1½ tsp chilli powder 
  • ¼ tsp hing / asafoetida 
  • ¼ cup peanuts /ground nuts
  • ¼ cup fried gram dal / hurigadale/ pottu kadalai 
  • 1½ salt 
  • 4 tsp oil 
  • ½ cup + 2 TBSP water 
  • Oil to fry
  • 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.