Neypathal / Neypathiri With Puttu Podi


2 cups puttu podi ( I used double horse puttu podi )
1- 1 1/2 cup grated coconut
1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
4 shallots / 1/2 onion
salt to taste
oil, for frying


  1. Crush together grated coconut, fennel seeds and shallots and keep it aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add puttu podi and salt and mix well.
  3. Add 2 cups of boiling water into this and keep covered for 5 minutes. Then mix well with spoon.
  4. Add warm water as required and knead well with hand.
  5. Add crushed coconut mixture and knead well together to a dough. Don’t make too tight dough.
  6. Make small balls from the dough and flatten them using palm by placing on a cloth / plastic sheet spread with oil.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, slide the neypathal into the hot oil and deep fry until they puff up and turns golden brown on both sides.
  8. Serve with chicken curry or any non-veg curry…


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