Santosh Echikkanam, noted novelist and short story writer, forgets everything when he dips crispy neypathal into the spicy chicken gravy and enjoy every flavour in it. "Neypathal, cooked in most houses at my hometown in Kasargod, is a delicious snack which unravels unforgettable nuances of unique flavours on our palettes," says Echikkanam.
Neypathal is a local dish which is popular in the South Kannada and parts of Kasargod. Though it looks similar to Malabar's own neypathiri, neypathal has different ingredients in it. Echikkanam who admits that he has great love for the dish, happily shares the recipe of neypathal.