Ragi Nippattu/Ragi Chekkalu/Finger Millet Flour Crackers

Ragi Nippattu/Finger Millet Crackers

Ragi Nippattu/Finger Millet Crackers is a healthy Indian snack recipe.

As we all know that Ragi/Finger Millet is highly nutritious and gives strength, energy instantly.

It is a very good source of protein, good for weight loss, bone strength, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol, etc

You can check out an article on Ragi here

Ragi Flour
Ragi Flour

Ragi flour is made by dry roasting Finger Millet and made to a fine powder. This is one of the quick ways.

Another method of making Ragi flour is by Sprouting it. I will soon post detailed steps in my upcoming posts.

Many recipes are made using Ragi which is so quick and easy such as Ragi Java/Ragi Malt(both salt and sweet), Ragi Dosa, lately Ragi Cookies, Ragi pakoda, Ragi Mudde(made best in Karnataka).

Love for Ragi ๐Ÿ™‚

I am not a big fan of ragi except for ragi Dosa. My love for Ragi started way back in 2010 or so, where I visited my Uncle residing in Tamilnadu. During my visit, he took us to a shop nearby where I happened to see a pack of Ragi Nippattu. I never came across Ragi Nippattu until then. I was first hesitated to buy seeing the color as it was dark brown in color almost blackish but the healthy benefits of ragi made up my mind and thought Let me give it a try! and bought it.

At last, I tried Ragi Nippattu that I bought, you know what ? to my surprise it was JUST YUMMMM ๐Ÿ™‚ YUMMM YUMMM. I had 4 to 5 Nippattu one after the other non-stop hahaha :)So from then whenever he visits us I used to ask him for Ragi Nippattu.

I knew ragi is healthy but never knew that it would be so tasty until I tasted Ragi Nippattu.

So from that day, I love You Ragi ๐Ÿ™‚ I mean Finger Millet ๐Ÿ˜›

Remembering that I thought why not try Ragi Nippattu recipe at home. It really came out well.

I made these by adding my favorite homemade Curry Powder for that extra spice and taste.

Enough of my love story with Ragi ๐Ÿ˜€ now let’s jump into the recipe.

  • Finger Millet Flour/Ragi Pindi/Ragi Hittu-2 Cups
  • Rice Flour/Biyyam Pindi/Akki Hittu-ยผth Cup
  • Unsalted Butter/Venna/Benne-1 Tablespoon
  • Ginger/Allam/Shunti-1 Inch
  • Red Chilies/Endu Mirapakayalu/Ona Menshinkai-2
  • Curry Powder/Kuura Kaaram-1 Teaspoon
  • Salt-As Required
  • Water-As required
  • Oil-For deep fry
Procedure for Ragi Nippattu/Finger Millet Crackers
  1. Firstly grind/pound ginger and red chilies in a mixer grinder and keep aside.

    Ground chilly&Ginger
    Ground chilly&Ginger
  2. Take a bowl, add in finger milletย  flour, rice flour, salt and mix well until well combined
  3. Now add in ginger-chilly powder, curry powder and mix again well
  4. Add in butter and mix well
  5. Once mixed well add in water little by little and make a dough.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai/pan
  7. Meanwhile, take a banana leaf and grease it with oil
  8. Take a small lemon sized dough, place on the banana leaf and make it flat into a cracker/nippattu shape, remove the nippattu and leave carefully in the hot oil and fry on medium flame until crisp.
  9. Remove onto a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  10. Store the Nippattu/Crackers in an airtight container for up to 20days to 1 month.

    Finger Millet Crackers/Ragi Nippattu
    Finger Millet Crackers/Ragi Nippattu

You can increase or decrease curry powder according to your desired spiciness.

Nippattu will be hard at first but as the days go it will become little soft and crisp.


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