Namak Pare Recipe is the savory snack from Indian Cuisine. Indian cuisine has room for tons of snack recipes. If I say 'tons' here, literally means tons of snacking recipes, varied from crunchy, crispy, soft, moist, healthy, vegan, vegetarian, this list never ends.
If your fingers search for small titbits in between your tea time, then possibly these crunchy, crispy snacks can be your ultimate snack. The stand-alone snack is a perfect companion for tea, but it also best partner with salads, soups, chats, you name it, it can be there.
You could have seen your mom, running her fingers on the dry flour for a long time, yeah secret is here, incorporating all the ingredients to the flour is an important procedure.
And do not crowd the pan, and fry them in batches. Maintaining the temperature of the oil while frying, is another important key, so fry in hot oil for the first 2 minutes and reduce to medium-slow flame till it becomes golden brown.
You may also interested in looking into other crunchy snacking recipes like soft and crunchy samosas.
How to make Namkin pare
1. Combine maida, rava, salt, carom seeds, black cumin, ghee well, so that every part of the flour incorporated with ghee, which I consider most important step here in this recipe.
So take at least a few minutes to combine by smashing the lumps formed by the ghee, when added to the flour.
2. Sprinkle little water at a time to form the smooth and stiff dough. Then keep it aside for half an hour. Then divide the dough into equal-sized portions.
Roll and spread out each portion like roti. Cut into symmetrical shape as desired, I went with square shape. See in this picture, after cutting the dough, the shape is perfect and does not swirl.
3. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan, when it becomes hot, fry square-shaped dough in high flame for 2 minutes and in medium flame till it becomes golden brown in color and no sizzling sound.
Flip the sides, occasionally, fry them in batches. Strain and keep it over the kitchen towel, to remove excess oil.
This Namak Pare Recipe is the best tea time snack. It can be deliciously consumed as it as or serving it with green chutney makes the evening memorable. These crispy cubes can also be added to chats or in salads.
Namak Pare Recipe
- 1 cup all purpose flour / maida
- 3 tbsp semolina / rava
- 1/2 tsp carom seeds /ajwain
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp ghee /clarified buttet
- 1/2 tsp salt or as required
- 1/2 cup water +3-5tbsp more if needed
- 2 cup vegetable oil for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, semolina, carom seeds, cumin seeds, ghee, and salt.
- Rub the flour well, so that every part of the flour incorporated with ghee.
- Add water in intervals, and combine to make a smooth and stiff dough. Then keep it aside for 30 minutes.
- Then divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll and spread out like a circle.
- Cut diagonally and crosswise to make 1-inch size of square shaped.
For the frying
- Over medium heat, place a frying pan and add vegetable oil.
- When it becomes hot or reaches 350F, add the square-shaped dough without crowding.
- And fry for 2 minutes and turn to medium-low heat and continue to fry them till there is no sizzling sound and no big bubbles seen. Flip them occasionally.
- Strain and transfer to kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
- Repeat the same process for the remaining dough.
- And serve in the tea time.
Tips and Variations for Namak Pare Recipe:
Add kasuri methi to make methi pare, and dip it in sugar syrup to make sugar pare.Searching for other evening Teatime snacking recipes? Look out these, MiniMurukku, Banana Bajji.