Namak Para (also known as Namak Pare or Nimki) is a crispy, crunchy snack usually served with tea. It is also a perfect delight for Diwali, Holi and other festivals where snacks are made in plenty. Made with wheat flour, plain flour and spices, it is very simply and easy to make.
- 2 cup Wheat Flour (Atta)
- 2 cup Maida (Plain Flour)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
- 3 tbsp Ghee
- 2 tsp Black Peppercorns crushed
- 2 tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
- 1 cup Water
- Oil for frying
- Salt to taste
- Sieve the flours, baking soda and salt.
- Add all the other ingredients and mix to a firm dough.
- To a dusted board, roll a medium sized dough into a flat disc.
- Make a diamond shaped pattern on top of the disc.
- Heat oil in a kadai and fry them until golden brown.
- Remove the namak para's and drain the excess oil.
- Allow it to cool down for a while.
- Store them in an air tight container.