Namak Pare

  Dec 12, 2020 |   Jyoti Gupta |
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  • 8 serves
  • 00h:30m prep
  • 00h:25m cook

Namak Pare is a popular savory crunchy snack from India. I made this snack for Diwali but didn’t get the time to edit the pictures and write the post. Anyway better late than never! These deep-fried snacks are enjoyed with a cup of chai and you would find them in every household in India especially during the festive season. My mom always makes them at home for all the festivals and I would munch on them so much that at one point mom had to ask me to stop. Yes, that’s how much I love homemade namak pare!

  • 1.5 cups maida (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tablespoon semolina sooji or rava
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds ajwain
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water as needed to knead the dough
Cooking Instructions
  1. In a bowl sieve together all-purpose flour, sooji (semolina), ajwain (carom seeds), and salt.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the flour mixture.
  4. Mix the oil into the flour using your hands till it resembles bread crumbs.
  5. Now add water as required to knead a smooth but firm dough. Cover the dough and keep it aside for around 20-30 minutes.
  6. Now divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
  7. Take 1 of the dough ball and roll it into a circle. It shouldn't be too thick or too thin.
  8. Using a knife, first cut the dough into long narrow strips and then make a criss cross pattern cutting the dough diagonally.
  9. Heat oil in a wok on medium heat.
  10. Once the oil is hot, add the cut namak pare into it and fry till crisp and light golden-brown in color.
  11. Let them cool down and then store them in an airtight container.

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