Nippattu| Rice crackers | Karnataka recipe
Written by Jayashree
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Nippatu or rice crackers as they may be called are popular snacks prepared during festivities. They can be stored for a long time and can be used with tea or as an evening snack. In Karnataka, nippattu is different from other states. Here is one such kind.Nippattu is a versatile snack. One can play around and make different snacks as chaats with it.

My earlier Diwali snack recipes Besan Ladoo  Poha Chiwda Kodbole  Chakli


,   nippattu


  • 1 cup rice flour ( measurement: 1 cup =250 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon roasted groundnut
  • 1 tablespoon split dahlia (roasted gram)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • a few curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon oil (warm)
  • oil for frying
  • water for kneading



  1. Keep all ingredients ready.
  2. Discard the skin of the groundnut and coarsely grind it along with roasted gram and desiccated coconut.
  3. Put the rice flour in a wide bowl. Add all ingredients to it.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Once it is heated, add one tablespoon of oil to this and mix all the ingredients well.
  5. Add a little water and knead to a dough of thick consistency.
  6. Take a small ball of the dough. On a thick sheet or parchment paper, make it into a small disc.
  7. Repeat it for a few more.
  8. Slowly put a few of them into the oil, leave it from the sides, taking care that they do not fold.
  9. Deep fry on medium flame to a golden colour.
  10. Remove on a plate with absorbent paper.
  11. Store in an air-tight container when cooled.




Nippattu rice crackers

Nippattu is a popular dry snack from the state of Karnataka. It is tasty and can be eaten anytime. 

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 crackers
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon roasted groundnut
  • 1 tablespoon split dahlia
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon warm oil
  • oil for frying
  • water for kneading


  1. Keep all the ingredients ready.

  2. Remove the skin of the groundnuts, coarsely grind it along with split dahlia and desiccated coconut. 

  3. Add all dry ingredients to the flour.

  4. Heat oil in a pan, once it is heated add one tablespoon oil to this.

  5. Mix well. Add little water and mix it to a stiff dough.

  6. Take a small ball of the dough. Grease a  thick plastic sheet with a little oil. Make it into a circular disc. 

  7. Repeat for a few more, you can fry six at a time (of course depending on the size of the pan)

  8. Slowly, let the discs into the oil. Deep fry on medium heat, after sometime, increase it for sometime and then reduce.  It should be golden in colour.

  9. Remove them on an absorbent paper. 

  10. After sometime, store them in a  container.

Recipe Notes

The crackers should be neither too thick or too thin. If they are thick, they tend to be soft while very thin ones become hard to eat.


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  1. girlsglamour16

    I must say Jayashree, you bring out some amazing recipes. I have tried these crackers once before but never knew the name nor the recipes. Will try making Nipattu Rice Crackers this Diwali. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. PossesstheWorld

    As always you have made me hungry and inspired to try cooking a new dish. I hope mine look at good as yours

  3. Monika

    I love your recipes!! So inspiring 🙂 and this sounds delicious as always!

  4. Jagruti

    I have never tried this dish, but sounds so delicious! Perfect for a coming festivals.

  5. Sapana

    I loved these nippattu when I tried at a friedn’s house. Looks so crispy and tasty. Happy to connect with you via blog.

  6. afroz261

    Never tried this snack but i find it very interesting. With the festivities around the corner, i would like try this soon.

  7. theyellowdaal

    Lovely share. Nice and crunch snack??

  8. piyalimutha

    I used to buy and store tins of Nippattu to munch on while studying during my engineering days. I have been craving for these for a while now. Thanks to your recipe I will be able to make them at home. Nippattu looks yummy.

  9. Nandita Gupta

    I am always on a lookout for snacks to make at home for my family. This is unique and looks good! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Ruchi

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful recipe of yummy snack. Will Definately try on diwali

  11. Shubha

    looks very delicious Jaya.. perfect tea time snack

  12. Vanitha

    One of my favorite tea time snacks! Delicious 🙂

  13. shobhakeshwani

    These are so delicious and addictive. Once you start eating you can never stop with one. Even in Andhra we make them the same way.

    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Shobha.

  14. mayurisjikoni

    That is an interesting snack Jayashree. I haven’t tried nippattu but definitely would love to try it as I like any snacks with rice flour. A nice spicy snack.

    • Jayashree

      It is very popular in South Karnataka region of Bangalore and Mysore. It makes a good snack with tea Mayuri.

  15. My Culinary Expressions

    These Nippattu rice crackers look a great snack to nibble on during picnics, watching movies, studying or for festivals. Will definitely try my hands at this.

    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Neha. They are ideal snacks to binge anytime. Do give a try.

  16. themadscientistskitchen

    Ahhhh! its been ages since I made or even eaten Nippattu! You are definitely reminding me of my childhood days! Love to make it. Once it starts raining I will make it we can then enjoy them with tea.

    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Archana. They are good to have as a snack with tea. Children love these kind of snacks.

  17. Chef Mireille

    loved all the spices that went into these delicious crackers. They were so good!

    • Jayashree

      Thankyou Mirielle.

  18. Azlin Bloor

    These look simply amazing, Jaya. I think I would finish a whole bowl in 5 minutes! I wonder if they can be made in an airfryer.

    • Jayashree

      Thank you Azlin. I have never made in air- fryer, must try it sometime.



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