Crispy and crunchy, Namak Pare are a great snack to enjoy with a cup of hot ginger tea. They are a staple during the Diwali and Holi festivities. Make these at home using this step by step recipe.

Namak Pare Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Crispy and crunchy, Namak Pare are a great snack to enjoy with a cup of hot ginger tea. They are a staple during the Diwali and Holi festivities. Make these at home using this step by step recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour/ Maida
  • 2 tbsp Fine Semolina/ Sooji
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds/ Ajwain
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Mix maida, sooji, salt, ajwain and ghee in a bowl.

  2. Mix nicely.

  3. Add a few tbsp of water at a time and mix to make a tight dough.

  4. Cover the dough and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.

  6. Divide the dough in 2 parts and roll each in a thin circle.

  7. Cut the circle in long rectangles or diamonds.

  8. Heat oil for frying in a pan and when it is hot, simmer the heat.

  9. Fry the namakpare on low heat till golden brown.

  10. Keep in mind that these will continue to brown a bit even after taking out from oil.

  11. Remove from oil on a tissue lined plate.

  12. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 10-15 days.

Recipe Notes

The consistency of the dough is very important while making this snack. It should be tight like a poori dough.

Temperature of the oil is also very important factor. Heat the oil nicely and then turn the heat to low. Now add the Namak Pare in the hot oil and cook on low heat until they are browned.

This process will take time but frying on low heat is important for them to become crispy and coked from inside.

Drain the Namak Pare on  plate lined with kitchen tissue. It will absorb the extra oil and make them crisp.

Store the namak pare in any airtight container for up to 10-15 days.

You can add flavourings to your Namap Paare dough as per your liking. I sometimes like to add a mix of spices and sometimes make Pudiney ke Namak Pare. You can also add cumin seeds in the dough.

I have cut them into rectangles but you can make diamond cuts namak pare too.

 

Nutrition Facts
Namak Pare Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.