Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pudina Nippattu / Pudina Thattai / Mint flavoured Rice Crispies

Nippatus/Thattai/Rice Crispies are traditional deep fried savory snack of South India. I have already posted about the "Traditional Nippattu Recipe"  in my earlier post. Adding pudina/mint leaves is a twist to the traditional nippattus. Like traditional method, rice flour,spices,crushed ground nuts,coconut and pudina(mint) will be used to prepare a dough.Tiny flat chapati/Indian breads will be prepared using the dough and these will be deep fried. Does this sound easy ??
Serve this crispy, tasty Pudina Nippattus along with hot Tea. This is perfect for your lazy weekends....

Here we go with the detailed recipe :-)


1 cup rice flour

1/4 to 1/3 cup maida /all purpose flour (optional)
1 tsp white sesame seeds
2-3  tbsp ground nuts
2-3  tbsp pottu kadale/ chutney dal/split fried gram
2 tbsp grated coconut (optional)
4-5 tbsp finely chopped pudina leaves/mint leaves
2-3 tsp red chilly powder ( increase if you like spicy)
salt to taste
2 tbsp hot oil
oil for deep frying the nippattus

How To Prepare?

  • Dry roast the ground nuts. Discard the skin of it.
  • Add ground nuts and fried gram into a mixer jar. Run the mixie for just 2 secs. [Do not make it into a fine powder, it taste good when you get half broken nuts in the nippattu].Transfer the coarse nuts mixture into a mixing bowl.
  • Dry roast the fresh grated coconut and sesame seeds separately for 2 minutes and transfer them into a same mixing bowl.
  • Now Add in rice flour,salt, red chilly powder, chopped mint leaves into the same mixing bowl and Mix it well.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil and add it to the mixture [ when you add it you should hear a sizzling sound]
  • Now using spatula mix it well. Now add water little by little and make a medium stiff non sticky dough. keep it aside with the closed lid.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan for deep frying nippattus.
  • Take the dough and make small sized balls. Don't forget to close the dough every time  otherwise will lose the moisture of dough.
  • Take a banana leaf or plastic sheet and grease with little oil.Take a ball and keep it in a sheet. Flatten it with fingers to form tiny chapati. Make sure the tiny chapatis are neither too thin nor too thick.You can make tiny holes all around by poking with fork so that it will not fluff up like poori.
  • Lift the sheet from one side and carefully take the nippattu/tiny chapatis and put it in a hot oil. Fry until both the sides are little brownish.Remove nippattus from oil once the sizzling sound stops and place them on kitchen tissues. It will take around 4-5 minutes for each round of frying if you keep the flame in medium.

  • Repeat the same for the remaining dough. Store nippattus in an airtight container after it cools down.
Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments. .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)

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