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.
All purpose flour (Maida)
Sooji (rava or semolina)
Black pepper powder
Ajwain (Carom seeds)
Salt - to taste
+ more for deep frying
¼ cup + ½
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.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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