Snack Recipes

Namakpara | Savory Indian Tea Time Snack

Namakpara is an Indian traditional snack enjoyed with a cup of tea. Namak Para or Namak Pare are pastry like crunchy snack lightly seasoned with carom seeds. It is made in various shapes but mostly in long sticks.

Namakpara

Earlier I made namakpara in a shape of cashews. I gave them the shape of Cashews (Kaju) with help of small round cookie cutter. This time I tried with another shapes – star, heart, flower. It is an easy snack. It can be made in a big batch and stored in airtight container for quite a long time.

Cookie Cutter – Heart, Star & Flower

Ingredients:

Maida – 1 cup
Carom seeds or ajwain – 1/2 tsp
Rava or sooji – 2 tbsp
Water – 1/4 cup
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

Tea Time Snack

Method:

  1. Mix ghee and rava in 1 cup of flour. Rub well till all flour is coated with ghee. Add a little water at a time and form a stiff dough.
  2. It needs to be stiffer than chapati dough. Rub a little Oil/Ghee on the dough ball, cover and allow to rest for an hour.
  3. For making namakpara – Grease the rolling surface and the rolling pin. Roll out the dough into an around shape and it should be thicker than roti.
  4. Using a cookie cutter start pressing into the dough.
  5. Separate the pieces and keep on making namakpara using a different cookie cutter.
  6. Fry these in oil until they turn a golden color.
  7. Allow them to cool down completely and store in an airtight container.
Cutting Namakpara

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