Akki happala / Sun Dried Rice Flour Crispies

This is one of my reader's request. Here you go with the recipe of Akki Happala/Sun Dried Rice Flour Crispies.

You need the following to make them :

Rice Flour : 2 cups
Sago Powder : 1 tbsp (Sago = sabudana, pearl tapioca, sabbakki, sabbeemu )
Green Chilli paste : 1tsp
Sourd Curd : 1 cup
Salt to taste (If chili paste has salt in it, I advise you to use salt carefully)

Dilute sour curd with 1 cup of water. Add salt, chilli paste and Flours. Mix and let it stand overnight. Add more water if required. The batter should be of the consistency of Idli batter.
Next morning make idlis out of the batter.
Do not take out the all idlis from the plates. Take one idli at a time and let the rest stay in the cooker.
Divide 1 idli into 4 equal pieces. Oil your hands and make small balls out of each divided piece and press it down to make disc or roll it down between two sheets of non stick paper/polythene.
Arrange these discs on a thin cloth under hot sun and let them dry.
It takes about 2 - 3 days for these discs to dry completely.
Once dried store them in a airtight container.

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To make Happala :

You need sundried discs
Oil

heat oil in a thick pan. When oil is sufficiently hot slowly drop in discs one after the other.Deep fry till they are crisp. Drain them on a tissue paper.

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Enjoy it with a cup of hot tea/coffee or with hot rice and sambar :D


31 comments:

kittymatti said...

yummm!! I really love these! Yr recipe is great!

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey akki happala ...is my fav ..! hey ..my amma makes this .very crispy and crunchy ..happla ..:) Thanks for shairng

jayasri said...

hi lakshmi, nice to see u back with ur posts..., O I love akki happala, naanu 3 days back happala maadona antha ankonde, but, the weather in bristol keeps changing all the time i am scared to do any happalas, sandiges, penis !, what shall i do, i have to depend on store bought ones..., Your happalas look so good and nice can you send me some please.....

Pavithra said...

Oh wow this is our fav..looks so good my stock in the fridge is over.. seeing this really tempting to do

Anonymous said...

Wow Lakshmi! try madtheene :)
mangala

Smitha said...

Summer andre haplada season alva!! Looks good.

DEESHA said...

nice happala .. my MIL made sandige this summer .. so much fun making all these alva?

Sanghi said...

vadagam looks yummy! Want to have a crunch!

Prathibha said...

I love these appala...Even my mom makes this...

Sush said...

I got a bag full of this akki happala yesterday, thanks to my parents. Seems like you have taken few from my bag ;)

Priya said...

Lovely !!!i love this with hot rice..feel like having rite now!

Uma said...

looks so good. Never knew this recipe.

Happy cook said...

I have never made these home, just ate from friends place in India.
Wish i could grab one.

sowmya said...

i love rice appalams..but hardly had them for a long long time..thanks for the recipe..

YOSEE said...

A family favourite !As a kid , used to love eating the "hasi" dough, before it was dried.

LG said...

@Yosee,
I was waiting to see if anyone posts a comment eating happalada hittu :D
We love bisi happalada hittu plus bili benne on top of it! slurrp! is the only word I can say.....

Rekha said...

My MIL makes this, nothing works better than rasam, happala combo on a rainy day..

Parita said...

Wow i was looking for this from a long time, thanks for sharing!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely one dear...my daughter;s fav

Ann said...

I love this :) Looks crispy and yumm.

Ramya Bala said...

oh this is vaadams..love it LG

Priti said...

New for me..sounds yum...and looks gud..how do u make sago powder?

Vani said...

Hey, LG! Dropping by to say hi & see how you were doing.
Akki happla looks great! That's my fave happla. The hittu itself is so nice!
Take care, girl!

Roma said...

Lakshmi, I love this recipe. I will try to get sago powder from somewhere. Lemme see...

rekhas kitchen said...

I too made this but little different my recipe is looks nice. love this to have with sambar rice yummmmmmmmmmm.

Dibs said...

Wow you make happala at home! Hmm I will wait for summer to try this out. Hittu with bennae also sounds interesting!!

ibytz said...

Oh thanks so much for this recipe! Will try it out over the weekend!

SHYAM said...

can we dry them by any other means..
like using a hot air oven..

SHYAM said...

can we dry them by other means like a hot air oven etc etc..

LG said...

@Shyam, I have not tried drying with hot air oven. I thought such kind of equipments were for lab only :D However, you can try and let me know the results.

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