Savory Onion Crackers ~ Baked Nippattu

Source: Red Chillies

Preparation Time: 15 – 20 minutes

Baking Time: 18 – 20 minutes

Yields: 20


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Sesame seeds
  • ½ medium Onion chopped or 1/3 cup chopped Onion
  • 1 ½ Green Chilies chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped Cilantro
  • 1/6 cup Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Butter melted
  • 1/8 cup warm Water (I used less than 1/8 cup)


  • Take a mixing bowl or a plate and mix together the dry ingredients; all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and sesame seeds.
  • Add onion, green chilies and cilantro to the mixture and mix well.
  • Add oil and continue to mix it. Small lumps will form now. Add butter and continue to mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add water and mix it well to make the dough. I used less than 1/8 cup of water. Knead well for 2-3 minutes. Cover the bowl with a plate and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • Line a baking tray with a baking sheet or an aluminum foil.
  • Grease a plastic sheet; press a small ball of dough into flat disc using your fingers. Press it as thin as you can. Remove the nippattu from the plastic sheet and place it on the baking sheet. Repeat the process until all the dough is over.
  • With a fork, pierce the nippattu. This is very crucial and a must for think and crispy crackers/nippattu.
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake it for 17 minutes or until the crackers turn light brown. Oven temperatures vary from oven to oven, so keep a close eye on it.
  • Let the nippattu/crackers cool and store in an air tight container or a jar.