Neypathil or Neypathiri – Learn how to make Neypathil or Neypathiri

Neypathil or neypathiri is yet another very popular and tasty bread from the Malabar cuisine. You may think of neypathil as a puri made of rice! Puri, as you might know is a deep fried fluffed up bread made of wheat flour.  Similarly we make neypathil using dough made of soaked rice and some spices. Usually we pair neypathil with meat, chicken or egg curry. And it makes for a great dinner or breakfast recipe.

neypathil or neypathiri

A party at any Malabar Muslim household would be incomplete without making neypathil. With a little prior preparation, you could make a delicious and flavorful fried bread! You may not get it right the very first time. But practice definitely helps. (Shown below is one of my failed attempts ;P ) Here I have added pictures of all the important steps to make things easier for you. Hope it helps. So now let us check out the recipe outline. Make sure to read the detailed instruction below in the recipe box!

neypathil or neypathiri
A failed attempt!! I omitted the little bit of all purpose flour. Used the non stick pan too.

Boil around 5-6 cups of water. Once it boils, switch the flame off. Use par boiled rice to make neypathil. Add the rice to this hot water and soak it covered with a tight lid for at least 6 hours. After 6 hours, drain the hot water and wash the rice. Now grind it to a coarse dough by sprinkling minimum amount of water. In the last batch, add in the coconut, onion, fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Grind this to a coarse paste. Add this masala mix to the prepared dough and mix well. Now add the rice flour (starting with 1/2 cup), little bit of all purpose flour and salt and mix well. Knead to form a soft dough.

neypathil or neypathiri

Heat oil in a kadai/ heavy bottomed pan. Making neypathil needs lot of heat. So try to use cast iron kadai if you have one. Take a washed and cleaned plastic cover, and cut it to form a rectangle. Next apply oil on one side of this sheet and on your palms to avoid sticking. Now take small balls of dough and place on the oiled side of the sheet. Then cover with the other half of the sheet. Place a flat plate on top of this and press. You get a circle like that of puri, but do not make it as thin as puri. Now flatten a bit with your clean fingers and smoothen the edges.

Once the oil is really hot, place the rolled out pathiri in oil and fry till golden brown, flipping the sides once in between. And repeat the steps until all the dough is used up. Serve hot with egg,mutton or chicken curry.

neypathil or neypathiri

You may relish this spiced up pathiri even without any curry. It is flavorsome and super delicious when served hot. So the next time you prepare for a family gathering at home, do not forget to try out this neypathiri recipe.

neypathil or neypathiri

Also have a look at the recipes of Orotti, Chatti Pathiri , and Appam.

Happy Cooking! And do not forget to try out this neypathil recipe.

Would love to hear your feedback. So please comment on your views and suggestions.

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Neypathil or Neypathiri - Learn how to make Neypathil or Neypathiri
neypathil or neypathiri
Course Main Dish
Cuisine indian, kerala, Malabar
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine indian, kerala, Malabar
Servings
Ingredients
neypathil or neypathiri
Instructions
  1. Boil around 5-6 cups of water. Once it boils, switch the flame off.
  2. Add the rice to this hot water and soak it covered with a tight lid for at least 6 hours. After 6 hours, drain the hot water and wash the rice.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  3. Now grind it to a coarse dough by sprinkling minimum amount of water.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  4. In the last batch, add in the coconut, onion, fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Grind this to a coarse paste.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  5. Add this masala mix to the prepared dough and mix well.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  6. Now add the rice flour (starting with 1/2 cup), all purpose flour and salt and mix well.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  7. Knead to form a soft dough.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  8. Heat oil in a kadai/ heavy bottomed pan. Use a cast iron kadai if you have one.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  9. Take a washed and cleaned plastic cover, and cut it to form a rectangle.
  10. Apply oil on one side of this sheet and on your palms. Now take small balls of dough and place on one side of the sheet to avoid sticking
    neypathil or neypathiri
  11. Cover with the other half of the sheet.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  12. Place a flat plate on top of this and press.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  13. You get a circle like that of puri, but do not make it as thin as puri.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  14. Now flatten a bit with your clean fingers and smoothen the edges.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  15. Once the oil is really hot, place the rolled out pathiri in oil and fry till golden brown, flipping the sides once in between.
    neypathil or neypathiri
  16. Repeat the steps until all the dough is used up.
  17. Serve hot with egg,mutton or chicken curry.
    neypathil or neypathiri
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Pooja Srinivas says:

    Fabulous recipe! I am definitely trying this! You have described it very well and I admire you for that!!

    1. feminasherif@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you Pooja!! Hope to see your neypathil soon.. 🙂

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