Namak Pare/Nimki are fried snacks which are usually prepared on festive seasons like Holi or Diwali. But these can also be made on day to day occasion and can be stored to serve as anytime snacks or to any special guests arrived.
These have some similarity to Mathri or Methi Mathri in its dough preparation but few ingredients and their shape make them to differ from formers. Let’s get on to recipe directly to just cook these soon.
Time Taken- For Preparation- 15 min
For Cooking- 20 min
All Purpose Flour/Refined Flour-1 cup
Oil/Desi ghee (Clarified Butter) as Moyan- 1/4 cup
Salt- 3/4 to 1 tsp (or to taste)
Pepper- 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Onion Seeds- 1/4 tsp
Oil- for frying
Steps to follow-
1. Take All Purpose Flour in a large bowl; add in oil/melted clarified butter and mix it in whole flour to get it crumbled.
2. Now mix in all other ingredients (except oil for frying).
3. Add water in steps as required into the crumbled dough and knead a smooth dough. Keep it to rest covered with lightly damp fabric.
4. Divide it in two portions. Take one and round it smooth & then roll it out into a thin circle of diameter of a normal pastry board.
5. With the help of a fine knife, cut this circle into several pieces of diamond shape (first make several possible deep & continuous incisions in vertical direction at a distance of around 1.5 cm and then mark continuous diagonal cuts at desired distance to form either short or long diamonds).
6. Meanwhile heat oil for frying. When it is sizzling hot, separate these diamond cuts and put in the whole batch to get fried. Fry on medium high flame until golden brown.
7. While that batch is getting fried, get your other batch ready and fry it too.
8. Plate up and Enjoy. Store rest when get cooled to room temp.
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