Nimki or Parti Mathri is a famous Indian dry snack which can be made ahead and stored for almost a month in an airtight container. Here is how to make Nimki Recipe at home.
Even If I eat all the three meals properly on time, I tend to get hungry sometimes in between the meals.
And that’s the time I need something to munch on!
Therefore, there are always some pre made snacks in my pantry, so that I can just take them out and enjoy with my favourite beverage whenever the hunger strikes.
One snack that you will always find at my home is NIMKI or as we also call it Parti Mathri.
Made with all purpose flour, it is a crunchy snack that can be had along with tea or coffee or can be served to your guests too.
Also Nimki can be made before hand and stored in an airtight container for months.
You can also try – Punjabi Namak Pare and Methi Mathri.
So, if you are looking for an easy and crunchy snack recipe, you can make Nimki at home which can also be packed for your work snack box.
Learn how to make Nimki recipe, that is a perfect tea time snack. Here is the recipe of Nimki.
About this recipe
Nimki is an Indian snack that is made with all purpose flour or maida.
It is flavoured with salt, ajwain and chaat masala, which makes them even more delicious.
Ghee is used which helps give these Nimkis soft flaky texture from inside.
Small balls are made out of dough and rolled into 4 inch disc.
Ghee is applied on the semi circle and folded once again to make a triangle. Press the open edges and prick the mathri with a fork.
Next, fry until light brown. An easy peasy snack, right?
It can be served hot or can be stored in an airtight container after it gets cooled to room temperature.
It is a great namkeen or savoury snack to serve during festivals such as Diwali, Holi etc or any other special occasion.
The Bengali and Bihari Style Nimkis are also very similar to this recipe, with a difference of one or two minor ingredients.
What to serve with it?
You can enjoy Nimki on its own as a snack and can be served it along with your favourite beverage such as Tea, Coffee etc.
You can also serve it along with Mango Pickle or any pickle of your choice or even along with a spicy tangy chutney.
Step By Step Recipe
Add maida, oil, salt and ajwain in a bowl. Mix nicely till crumbly. Add little water and knead to make a very stiff dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 20 equal balls.
Roll each ball into a 4 inch disc.
Apply little ghee on the disc and sprinkle some chaat masala.
Fold the disc to make a semi circle.
Apply little ghee on the semi circle and fold once again to make a triangle.
Slightly press the open edges and prick the mathri with a fork. Make all the mathri in the same manner.
Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is slightly hot, add a few mathries and fry on low heat till golden brown. It will take around 12- 15 minutes for each batch to fry.
Keep turning the mathris while frying. Remove the mathris in a plate and let them cool. Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to a month.
- 3 cups Maida
- ¼ cup Refined Oil
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ajwain
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
- 2 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- Oil for frying
- Add maida, oil, salt and ajwain in a bowl.
- Mix nicely till crumbly.
- Add little water and knead to make a very stiff dough.
- Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 20 equal balls.
- Roll each ball into a 4 inch disc.
- Apply little ghee on the disc and sprinkle some chaat masala.
- Fold the disc to make a semi circle.
- Apply little ghee on the semi circle and fold once again to make a triangle.
- Slightly press the open edges and prick the mathri with a fork.
- Make all the mathri in the same manner.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- When the oil is slightly hot, add a few mathries and fry on low heat till golden brown.
- Do not over crowd the mathries in the pan.
- It will take around 12- 15 minutes for each batch to fry.
- Keep turning the mathries while frying.
- Remove the mathries in a plate and let them cool.
- Once cooled, store in an air tight container for up to a month.
- Serve with ginger tea or mango pickle.
Beautiful pics…looks crispy
Can it be done with whole wheat flour?
Yes sure, you can do it.