Namak Pare | Namkeen Para | Nimki Recipe

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Namak Pare| Namkeen Para | Nimki Recipe

Namak Pare/Namkeen Para or Nimki as it is called in various parts of India is a popular savoury snack prepared during Diwali. Namak Pare though is a simple snack which ideally should be crunchy on the outside and buttery soft inside. To make sure the texture is right of this delicious snack, it is important to use aptly measured ingredients.

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1.5 cup all purpose flour/maida
1/4 cup oil (or ghee or oil+ghee in equal proportion)
1/4 tsp carom seeds/ajwain
salt to taste
water as needed
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Time: 30-40 mins
Cooking Time: 30-40 mins
* 1 CUP = 237 ML


1. In a wide vessel, add flour/maida, carom seeds/ajwain, salt to taste and oil.
2. Mix well/rub with fingers till a crumbly texture is formed. 
3. Knead into a stiff dough using water.
4. Once the dough is formed, keep kneading for another 5 minutes.
5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
6. Knead again for a 1-2 minutes.
7. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
8. Roll out each portion as thin as a roti/chappati
9. Using a pizza cutter or knife, first cut straight strips and then make diagonal cuts.
10. Deep fry in hot oil. Keep the flame on medium/low setting while frying. 
11. Keep on turning/flipping at regular intervals, so it cooks evenly on all sides. Make sure the temperature is not too high otherwise it will change color quickly and will be raw from inside.
12. Cook till namkeen pare are  light golden in color and then remove it on paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
13. Once cooled to room temperature, store it in air tight container for 15-20 days. 

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Namak Pare | Namkeen Para | Nimki Recipe

Namak Pare | Namkeen Para | Nimki Recipe