Baked Savory Onion Crackers (Nippatu)

Savory Cookies

Happy Ugadi to those who celebrate Ugadi! Even though I bake a lot of sweet stuff I usually prefer savory snacks. So when Red Chillies (RC) posted a recipe for savory onion crackers (nippatu) I wanted to try it immediately. She had prepared this from Ramya’s blog. So I would like to thank both of them for this awesome recipe. RC mentions that Nippatus are very famous in Bangalore but I have never heard of it until now, even though there are a lot of Bangalore Iyengar bakeries in Chennai, where I grew up.

The procedure for making/baking these cookies is as simple as kneading dough for rotis but the taste is too good for such a simple process. The taste is really addictive. These crackers have a melt-in-your mouth texture and you can’t stop with even 2 or 3.

I made two batches of the recipe as in RC’s blog. I was sending it with my husband (who was traveling to India) for my mother and in-laws. Everybody there loved it so much. I wish I remember how many crackers I got for the 4 cups of flour I used! It definitely made a huge batch of cookies. I made one batch at a time.

I wanted to try substituting half the flour with whole wheat flour but did not want to mess it up. So I will be trying it the next time. I would also try reducing the amount of oil and butter.

Changes I made:
1. Used red chili powder instead of green chillies, white onion instead of red onion.
2. Also I used “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter’s” cooking and baking blend instead of real butter. The ICBNB has 50% less saturated fat than butter, and 0mg cholesterol.
3. I didn’t use the entire 1/4 cup of warm water mentioned in the recipe. Use little by little as needed.
4. I omitted the sugar too.

This is my entry for this month’s MBP – Snacks and Savories event hosted by Ashwini. MBP originally created by Coffee.

Savory Cookies


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40 Responses to “Baked Savory Onion Crackers (Nippatu)”

  1. Ashwini says:

    Wow ..Nipttu from US to India..Thats awesome.. Nipattu looks yumm..Happy Ugadi

  2. DivyA Vikram says:

    They look too good Madhu!

  3. Nags says:

    They look lovely! Even I end up making only sweet bakes, hardly savory!

  4. RedChillies says:

    yay! so glad you liked and tried this. These are very addictive in indeed! I made 2 batches last week yet again and they are all gone :grin:

  5. Arundathi says:

    They look fantastic. Thin and flavorful!

  6. Priya says:

    Baked nippatus looks really crunchy Madhu…Looks really prefect!

  7. Pearl says:

    oh i will definitely be checking out that recipe :)

  8. Sweatha.j says:

    Looks so perfect and delicious.Yum.I to had seen the post in RC blog.Perfect for evening and lovely entry.
    Madhu,read Cilantros comment and your reply.I have heard its ok and as you said has 50% less fat.It uses oil-butter blend I heard.Anyway check the contents and use.Thats safer.

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