Nippattu is a disc shaped crunchy deep fried item, that is very popular in some parts of Karnataka. There are many different ways of making this dish. The basic ingredient being rice flour. Other ingredients vary according to taste. I picked the easiest one with least number of ingredients.
This one has a very strong peanutty taste to it. The other thing I liked about this dish is, it does not soak much oil. I used a combination of peanut oil and olive oil for deep frying. What can be better suited for a freezing weather other than few of these spicy nippattus along with a cup of tea? I love them when they are still hot. These can be saved for few days in air tight containers, so you can prepare them when you have time for later consumption.
1/2 cup peanuts coarsely powdered
4 cloves powdered
3-4 strands coriander leaves finely chopped
1 cup rice flour
1 tea spn sesame seeds
1 tea spn red chili powder
Mix all the ingredients (except oil). Add enough water to make it into a dough.
Apply some oil to a plastic sheet (or use a wax paper). Make small balls of the dough and flatten them into small discs on the paper.
Heat oil. Deep fry the discs till they are crispy. Cool to room temperature and then store in air tight container.
Makes about 25-30 nippattus
Preparation time : 45mins