Ragi Nippattu

BM #68 Day 6 -

I made a quick trip this summer to India and had some wonderful time with my family. On one occasion, my bhabhi had come down from Mumbai and got these delicious Ragi Nippattu which was enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

I immediately took the recipe from her and snapped some pictures in my mom's house and tucked away some to take home. 

I felt very happy to click the picture on a wooden swing (Uyyala Peeta in Telugu) which is more than 80 years old and is an heirloom. The swing has so many memories attached over the decades. It has seen and has been enjoyed by all, ranging from babies to centenarians. I was looking through my photo archives to see if the swing is visible in any of the pictures. But couldn't find a decent picture. 

Anyway thanks to my bhabhi, I have this wonderful recipe for today.

Recipe Source my Bhabhi
Ingredients - 

Ragi Flour 1 cups
Rice Flour 1/4 cup 
Onions minced (about 2 medium sized onions)
Cumin seeds, Salt, Chili Powder, Asafotida as needed 
Hot Oil 1 Tbsp
Peanuts Coarsely crushed 1/4 cup
Oil to deep fry

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add the flours, crushed peanuts, salt, red chili powder, asafotida, cumin seeds and mix well.

Add in the hot oil and mix well until the flour resembles bread crumbs.

Add the minced onions and knead into a stiff dough. Add warm water if necessary. Keep the dough covered while making the nippattu.

Pinch marble sized dough and place on a greased plastic sheet. Place another plastic sheet and press onto the dough to make a 2-3 inches thin disc. 

Make a few discs on the plastic sheet while the oil is heating up in the kadai/wok.

After the oil is hot enough, gently slide the discs into the oil and fry on both sides until they are golden brown and crisp.

Remove onto paper towels and store in an air tight container upon cooling.

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Preparation Time 1 hour
Makes about 50-60


  1. These crunchy bites remind me of our BM meet in Chennai . I love these bites and these made by your bhabhi look great . Well , we do have nostalgic memories and some of the things are so dear to our heart , just like this swing .

  2. we enjoyed them when Usha introduced us to it in Chennai...the ragi version looks great and easy to make as well

  3. These nippatu looks so crispy and yum...

  4. Never tried nippatu with ragi flour.This version sounds interesting and inviting..

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Have already tried this ragi nippattu and its my all time favourite since ever i tried them, feel like munching some..

  7. Srividhya Says:
  8. crunchy munchy perfect tea time snacks.

  9. Somethings around the house have lot of memories and glad you could take pictures on the swing. Ragi nippattu looks crunchy and tasty

  10. Kalyani Says:
  11. my husband would love this as a snack to munch in his office :) bookmarked immdly .. thanks to ur Bhabhi , Harini for a wonderful recipe ...

  12. Nice crunchy looking ragi nippattu.

  13. Lovely nutritious snack and this one is loved by all.

  14. Suma Gandlur Says:
  15. At least you had the pictures of the dish you intended to post though you didn't have the uyyala balla's. I always take pictures of traditional sweets that my mother prepares while in India and will promptly loose the pictures when I land here. Don't ask me how.
    That ragi version chekkalu is a healthy twist to the traditional ones.

  16. Archana Says:
  17. Usha had brought these to the Chennai meet. Loved them. This Diwali I will make these. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Srivalli Says:
  19. Oh that snack look sinful..I love all versions of this snack Harini..wish you post the picture of your uyyalu..:)

  20. nippatu looks delicious. i too ask amma to make some of her special dishes when i m in chennai, click pictures, and immediately post it in my blog. Wish you could get a good pic of that old oonjal!

  21. Pavani Says:
  22. Those nippattu look sooo crispy and delicious. Lovely click.

  23. Smruti Ashar Says:
  24. Such a perfect tea time snack this is. Loved how you made them with ragi.

  25. A perfect n nutritious snack at tea time

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