Namak para recipe
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Namak Para Recipe (Namak Pare or Nimki)

Namak pare recipe (Namak Para or Nimki) – easy to make snack recipe. Make a big batch, store in the dabba and enjoy as a snack with a cup of tea.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438kcal
Author Kanan


  • 1 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 2 tablespoons Sooji (rava or semolina)
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • Salt - to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Oil + more for deep frying
  • ¼ cup + ½ tablespoon Water


Making the dough:

  • Mix all purpose flour, sooji, salt, sesame seeds, black pepper powder, and carom seeds in a bowl.
  • Add oil and rub it with flour mixture and it will resemble crumbly texture.
  • Now add little water at a time and start kneading the dough. Make semi-soft (similar to parathdough.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, knead the dough once again. Divide it into two equal portions.
  • Flatten it out between your palm.

Making namak pare recipe:

  • Take one flattened disc and start rolling it into a big circle (about 9-10 inch in diameter).
  • While you are rolling, on other side heat the oil in a pan on medium heat for frying.
  • Cut into the desired shape using a sharp knife.
  • Once the oil is hot, add few pieces of namak para in the oil. Do not overcrowd them. Flip them halfway through for even browning,
  • Fry from both sides till it becomes golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove it to the paper towel-lined plate, so it absorbs the excess oil.
  • Let it cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • Once cooled down completely, you can serve them or store them in an airtight jar or container.
  • Repeat the rolling and frying process for rest.


  • Instead of all purpose flour (maida) you can use whole wheat flour (chapati atta).
  • Do not reduce the amount of oil in the dough to get the right texture of namak pare.


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 34.7g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 0.1g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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