Monday, January 9, 2012

Nippat Masala..Karnataka Chaat variety

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Chaats take a different dimension in South India especially in Karnataka.Though you get the usual chaats like pani poori,sev poori,bhel etc in every chaat center there are some unusual chaats which are quite popular in Karnataka but not known to many(outside Karnataka).You can see lots of chaat gaadis(carts) and small shops spread across Bangalore which serves these awesome chaats. The various chaats which are quite famous are nippat masala, churmuri, tomato slice, chakli masala, chips masala, bele masala,tikki puri and many more items.You can find these kind of small gaadis especially in front of schools,colleges and parks. They are pretty cheap and also a good time pass snacks for those lengthy chit chats.Today I would like to introduce one of those chaats/snacks called nippat masala.The crisp rice flour discs (nippat / thattai) that are topped with carrot-onion mixture and is generously sprinkled with chaat chutneys and masalas and layered with crisp murmur and congress kadalebeeja(spiced up peanuts).This is really a delight to the taste buds with the balance of flavors and textures of the various ingredients in the recipe.
Nippat Masala Recipe:
(Serves 2)

Ingredients:
16 small Nippat/Nippattu/Thattai (or 4 big ones)
1 Tomato,finely chopped
1 Onion,finely chopped
1 Carrot,grated
1/4 cup fine Sev
1/4 cup Congress Kadalekayi(spiced Peanuts)
1 cup Puffed rice/Murmur
2-3 tbsp finely chopped Coriander
4-5 tbsp Green Chutney
4-5 tbsp Sweet Chutney(meetha)
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Chaat masala
Salt to taste
2 tsp Ghee
Method:
  • Mix finely chopped onions with grated carrot and chopped coriander and keep it aside.
  • Keep all the items ready before plating them as these are supposed to be make quick and eat immediately.
  • Arrange 7-8 pieces of small nippats in a plate and spread a drop of ghee on each nippat.
  • Apply 1/2 tsp green chutney and 1/2 tsp meetha chutney on each nippat.This quantity is personally your choice and according to your taste buds.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt,red chili powder and chaat masala all over the nippats.Sprinkle them according to your taste buds.
  • Take a handful of onion-carrot-coriander mixture and place 1 tbsp of mixture on each nippat.
  • Sprinkle few chopped tomatoes all over.
  • Next comes the layer of sev and congress kadalekayi.Be generous with this as it gives a nice taste to the masala.
  • Finally top it with a big handful of murmur.Repeat with another plate or simultaneously prepare both the plates.If you are using big nippat instead of the smaller ones follow the same process and slightly press at the end to break the nippat into pieces.
Serve the plate immediately.Lift each nippat with all the masala over it and dump into your mouth and enjoy the taste.
Notes:
  • There is no hard rule for the measurements in the recipe.You can play with those ingredients and also can tweak in the recipe according to your taste buds.
  • Using ghee is optional,but it enhances the taste of nippat masala.
  • You can use jeera powder instead of chaat masala in the above recipe.
  • You can follow the same recipe and replace nippat with small chakli which makes it 'Chakli masala'.
  • You can follow the same recipe and replace nippat with tomato slices which makes it 'Tomato slice masala'.This is a guilt free snack for those who are really calorie conscious.You can add avoid ghee in tomato masala recipe.

38 comments:

Treat and Trick said...

Colorful and yummy chaat, awesome clicks too...

Recipe world said...

Wow, looks so delicious and colorful!! Nice recipe and lovely clicks dear..fr

Sudha Sabarish said...

This is one of my fav snack.I also use to prepare this but in a slight different manner(which i've already posted).Love it a lot.

Smitha said...

I am totally in for this!looks truely yummy!...i can have chaat anytime!

Priti said...

Yum yum ...looks so delicious ...love this and fab pics

Aarthi said...

They look delicious..Mouthwatering

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Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks super delicious.. Yummy !!
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

very delicious looking chaat

Radhika said...

Beautiful Clicks Prathy. Chaats will be great to have anytime foe me especially when made at home.

DEESHA said...

Feeling like going to VV Puram right away

Purvi said...

I have seen a generous use of carrots in chats in bangalore which is very different form the north Indian chat ingredients and I have loved nippat since the day i first had it in Bangalore :) :)

Chandrani said...

So colourful healthy chaat..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks totally tempting..nice clicks

Kaveri said...

Nippat is one of my favorites but never tried nippat chaat...sounds yummy

Sum said...

I love it! Your pics are awesome :)

Vimitha Anand said...

a very different snack. looks so colorful and yum

Priya said...

Wow super tempting and delicious chaat,makes me hungry.

faseela said...

coclorful n delicious chaat

Kitchen Flavours said...

Love the colorful and eye catchy snack....tempting clicks....perfect light balance.....

Prathima Rao said...

Wow...looks so tempting!!
Prathima Rao
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

It's 5 pm and I'm carving to have some chaat after seeing these gorgeous clicks :-)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Anonymous said...

Hi,

What are nippats?

Sravs said...

awesome and colorful chat !! looks yummy !!

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Suja said...

Awesome picture..colorful and tempting

Sobha Shyam said...

colourful and very tempting chaat..looks yum..

divya said...

Delicious and inviting recipe. Looks simply yummy.

Anu said...

Looks yum colorful chat

Cham said...

Lovely snack click, perfect at anytime...

Now Serving said...

Wow those look so appetizing - What a neat idea!

kittymatti said...

lovely clicks and super recipe, delicious!

Pavithra said...

Absolutely yuuuuummm and wish i can have a bite :)

Gayathri NG said...

My fav chat have tasted long back n urs pics simply tempting n iam drooling here...

Swathi said...

Delicious chaat I love to try them.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

this is new to me (& me being from blore!) also never seen chakuli masala & chips masala! they sound so deleciously different. love this idea... & great pic :)

Gopika Ram said...

You are truly amazing with the dishes Prathibha. love this one as always :) Wish you a very happy new year

Pari said...

Simply awesome dear. Looks so colorful and yummy.


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chitraj.hegde said...

Hey ,,this Nippat masala looks very yummy and mouth watering...i remembered ..when i was in Bangalore..i use to have this kind of chaat..never tried at home....this looks really amazing.....liked ur clicks tooo

Rashida shaikh said...

Beautiful clicks!
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