Like any other snack it can be stored for a couple of weeks in an air tight container. Nippattu and rava ladoo make a great combo for an evening snack with coffee or tea.
Wheat is the main ingredient for this snack. Fried dhal, coconut and peanuts give it the crunchy taste.
Makes : 35
Preparation time : 1 hour and 30 min
You need :
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/4 cup fried dhal/ pottukadalai
- 1/4 cup ground nuts
- 1/2 cup oil
- 5 dry red chillies
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 3/4 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/4 teaspoon asefoetida / hing / perungaayam
- 1 cup water (or as required) to knead dough
- In a large bowl, add the wheat flour, rice flour, salt and asefoetida and mix them well.
- Using a blender, powder the fried dhal and red chillies individually and add them to the flour mix.
- Using a blender again, crack the ground nuts into 1 or 2 pieces and add to the mixture.
- Heat the oil in a pan and pour this hot oil over the flour mix.
- Mix them well using a spatula.
The mixture looks like this after adding oil.
- Add small amounts of water and knead them to make a firm dough.
- Take small portions of this dough and roll them into balls. Flatten each ball into small round discs using a plastic sheet or a leaf smeared with oil. You can also use a poori press to make the job easier.
- Using a fork, prick each one of these discs several times to prevent it from puffing while deep frying.
- Heat oil in a pan.(just enough for deep frying)
- When the oil is hot, bring the heat to medium low flame and fry them until they turn golden brown.