Thursday, January 27, 2011

Baked Nippattu

Nippattu is a deep fried snack, very popular in South India. We all love nippattu, have made it a couple of times in the traditional way, but it is always so oily; so I was searching for recipes online but all of them included onion and maida. I did not want any with onion (especially with the high price of onions now) nor with maida as it is not healthy. I wanted to make it as healthy as possible as my husband loves snacks like these. So instead of stopping him from eating them, I prefer to make the snacks healthier so that he can enjoy these snacks with me worrying about the calories ( no, my husband does not believe in worrying about calories at all). So I decided to try something on my own. I tweaked a recipe which I had used earlier to make the crackers and the results were great.

Rice flour - 1 cup
Oats flour- 1/2
Wheat flour - 1/2
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp or as per taste
Fresh coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Roasted chana dal/dalia - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Milk to bind the dough

Mix all ingredients together except the milk. Mix well to form crumbs. Then add the milk a little at a time. You may also add water if you want to bind the mixture together and form a smooth dough. Add a few drops of oil on the dough surface and knead a little more. Make small balls of the dough. Keep the balls please two baking sheets and press down to make flat discs. Bake these discs at 180 degree C for 12-15 minutes or until crisp and slightly brown at the edges. Cool and store in an air-tight container.


raji said...

shall try :)thanks.

Talha said...

Its looking very tasty in pic

Sahana Shyam said...

I tried this y'day without baking soda(I didn't have) with less oil than specified and it came out good. Also tried adding chopped onions and green chillies.


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