Nippattu or Tattai (Spicy Rice crackers) – oil-free!


Nippattu or Tattai (Spicy Rice crackers) - oil-free!

Nippattu or Thattai is a South Indian snack traditionallymade during Krishna Jeyanthi and Diwali. We can make this thattai very easilyand quickly. A great tea time snack too! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup rice flour dough
  • 1/4 cup roasted Urad flour or coarsely powdered roasted Urad dal
  • 1/4 cup roasted gram dal roasted chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 10-12 Red chillis adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • Unrefined salt to taste


  • Coarsely grind peanuts, gram dal, Urad dal and red chilli and keep aside.
  • Mix all the ingredients with the rice flour dough and knead to a soft consistency.
  • Make lemon sized balls.
  • Use a roti press to make these balls flat or use a rolling pin to roll out flat nippattu. Poke with a fork so that they don’t puff up and break.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Line a tray with parchment paper and arrange the crackers.
  • Bake for exactly 12 mins. Keep a watch after 10 mins. It does not have to brown.
  • As they get crispier, the ends of will lift up and look dry. Flip and bake for 2-4 mins. Watch carefully  so they do not burn.
  • Allow it to cool and enjoy the crispy nippattu/tattai/crackers.
Keyword Nippattu, Tattai, Oil free

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