Nimki, Namakpara

Nimki (Namak Para)

Nimki or Namak Para is a easy snack to make. It can be made in big batch and stored in airtight container for quite a long time. These crunchy and crispy nimkies can be enjoyed over a cup of tea with family and friends. They come handy when you suddenly have guests at home. Nimki is a must during festivals like Diwali and Holi.

Nimki or Namak para is commonly made with maida (plain flour) but I prefer making with whole wheat flour as a healthy option. Namak Para is a good replacement for store bought biscuits.

We have other snack options also like Spinach And Beetroot Sticks, Suhali Or Mathari.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

INGREDIENTS FOR NIMKI

500 grams atta
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
100 ml oil
Oil for frying
Chat masala to sprinkle

DIRECTIONS FOR NIMKI

  • In a large bowl place the first 4 ingredients and mix well with your fingertips.
  • Now add water slowly and make a firm dough. Cover and keep for 15 minutes.
  • Lightly knead again for a minute and divide into 2 or 3 portions, shape like balls.
  • Roll one ball into a large roti, 1/4” thick. Cut into stripes or diamond shape.
  • Heat oil in a pan, and fry them on medium to low heat by turning often.
  • Fry till crisp and golden brown.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper to remove excess oil.
  • Sprinkle chat masala.
  • Make all similarly.
  • Cool and store in an airtight container, they will last for 20 to 25 days.

Note: You can use half maida instead of only atta.

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