How about an easy, healthy and savoury tea time snack? How about some Baked Nippattu? 🙂
This crispy snack from Karnataka is made with flours and spices. It is typically a deep fried dish. However, I have added a healthy twist to it by making Baked Nippattu.
I hope you have fun making this one. Savour it with a hot cup of chai/coffee.
Maida / All purpose flour – 1 cup
Rice Flour – ½ cup
Besan – 1 tbsp
Roasted sooji (upma sooji can also be used) – 1 tbsp
Fried gram / Huri kadale – 2 tbsp
Peanuts – ½ cup – roasted and coarsely ground
Green chillies – 6 to 8
Curry leaves – few – finely chopped
Salt to taste
Butter – ¼ cup (cubed)
Dry roast the peanuts, seperate the skin and grind it to a coarse powder. Put it in a big mixing bowl.
Mix all the other ingredients mentioned under the ‘ingredients’ section in to the bowl.
Make sure you mix the butter well into the flour.
Add about 3/4th cup of water slowly till you make a dough not too firm nor too soft.
Preheat the oven to 375F. Roll the nippattu dough into flat small rounds and place them on a baking tray.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or more depending on when the nipattu gets baked well. Half way through, turn the nippattus on the other side to ensure even baking.
Once baked, allow them to cool down on a wire rack. Once cooled, serve these mouth watering snack with a hot cup of tea 🙂