Nipattu /

Diwali Dishes


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup puffed gram (phutana or dalia) flour
  • 1/2 tbsp. whole dalia
  • 5-6 green chillies crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp. coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 10-12 peanuts coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. oil oil to deep fry


Mix all ingredients, except oil to deep fry. Add very little water at a time, to make a pliable dough. Take 2 4"x4" squares of polythene (cut and use a clean milk bag). Grease one side of each. Take a pingpong ball-sized dough, shape into round. Place on one sheet, greased side up. Cover with other sheet, greased side down. Press with a flat surface, like the bottom of a heavy steel container. Pick up carefully and let into the hot oil. Repeat for more and fry a few at a time. Fry on low/medium heat. Till golden and crisp.

Note: If the cracker is too hard, add some oil to the dough. If it breaks in the oil, add some riceflour and knead again.

Making Time

30 minutes


10-12 nipattus

Shelf Life

3 Weeks Or More