I think now this is the right time for me to take few days break from my blogging. As I have a very special thing to do in my life and which is going to change my life forever... I know you all must be thinking what it is. But I'm not going to disclose it now, you all will know very soon, even I'm also waiting desperately to give this news.. Every morning I get up by thinking that from today my holiday will start but it is getting postponed everytime, so I decided what ever happens, from today only my holiday is going to start... Now enough of this hiding business lets come to recipe :)
Nippattu.. This is one of the very famous snacks in South Indian, in every kannadiga families this is must on Ganesh festival. This was there in my to do list from ages and kept delaying to cook and as you all know tomorrow never comes, so I have given a small suggestion to myself that if I have to cook something I should cook it on the same day and never put it on my TO DO LIST. You can serve them with tea or a coffee and they even make very good time pass snacks while travelling..
1/2 cup rice flour
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp fine sooji (rava)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
10 curry leaves (finely chopped)
1tsp red chilli flakes
2 tbsp dry roasted peanuts
2 tbsp soak channa dal
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
Water as req to make stif dough
Oil for deep frying.
Prepare the mixture by adding rice flour, all purpose flour, chilli powder, sooji, asafoetida, peanuts, channa dal, curry leaves, chilli flakes and salt. Mix all together nicely.
Heat 2tsp oil and add it to the above mixture of flour and nuts. Keep aside for 2 to 3 minutes.
Then, add water little by little to make it a medium density dough.
Divide the dough into 12 or 24 pieces to make the Nippatu.
In a deep frying pan. Heat the oil on a medium heat.
Take the dough, make it into a small ball, then press it onto your palm to make a circle or you can also roll it on parchment paper (make sure you have greased the parchment paper first).
Once the oil is hot enough (check by adding a little dough to the oil, the dough has to come up immediately), add the flattened (Nippatu), one by one.
Fry it until it turns golden brown color on both sides.
Nippattu is ready.
Store them in a airtight container and Serve with hot cup of tea or coffee.