Easy Namak Pare Recipe | How to Make Namak Pare (Step-by-step recipe)

by Rachna
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Namak pare are an easy munchie or snack item. They go so well with evening chai and are often prepared as festive treat for Diwali to cut through all the mithai that one consumes. This is also an easy recipe to make even for beginners with just a few tips that I will be sharing to get the perfect flaky namak pare almost like a flaky biscuit.

namak pare recipe

So here we go my recipe of how to make namak pare

Ingredients

2 cups refined flour or maida

¼ cup vegetable oil

½ tsp. carrom seeds or ajwain

½ tsp. salt

1 cup water

Oil to deep fry

Recipe:

Mix together 2 cups refined flour with ½ tsp. salt and carrom seeds. Make sure there are no lumps.

Then add ¼ cup vegetable oil.

Mix well till you get a breadcrumb like consistency to the flour. This step is very important to ensure that you get flaky namak pare.

Now add water a tbsp. at a time and make a stiff dough. This dough is something like what you’d make for a poori, not a soft chapati dough. The only trick is to use as little water as possible to make your dough.

Keep aside covered for 20 minutes.

Now knead the dough again for about a minute or so.

I divided the dough into 2 parts. Made a large ball with one.

Now using a rolling pin, I rolled it out into a round or roti of slight thickness (1/4 inch).

Using a knife score on one side and then the other to form squares, rectangles or diamonds.

Now heat oil in a pan. Make sure that you only keep it on low flame. Test that the oil is hot enough by putting a small bit of dough in it. It should start showing bubbles. Now slowly add the namak pare one at a time without crowding the pan.

Cook them on low flame for 6-8 minutes. Only towards the last 1-2 minutes, slightly increase the flame to medium to brown them adequately.

Once they are golden brown, drain them and cool. Your namak pare are ready to eat. Once cooled, you can store them in an airtight jar. Enjoy.

namak pare recipe

Pro Tips:

  1. When making the dough, use little water and ensure you make a stiff dough. Before adding water, incorporate oil well into the flour mixture.
  2. Always fry namak pare on low flame. This is very important. Else, your namak pare will be brown from outside but soft and uncooked inside. Only towards the end of your frying time, slightly increase the heat to brown them from outside. Also keep on turning them.
  3. Cool down the oil before frying the next batch.
namak pare

Namak Pare Recipe | How to Make Namak Pare

Rachna Parmar
This is a delicious and crispy, flaky snack which is also very popular Diwali snack. Here is the recipe of namak pare with detailed instructions and tips.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Diwali recipes, Snack
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Servings 8 people
Calories 260 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups refined flour or maida
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp. carrom seeds or ajwain
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Oil to deep fry

Instructions
 

  • Mix together 2 cups refined flour with ½ tsp. salt and carrom seeds. Make sure there are no lumps. Then add ¼ cup vegetable oil.
  • Mix well till you get a breadcrumb like consistency to the flour. This step is very important to ensure that you get flaky namak pare.
  • Now add water a tbsp. at a time and make a stiff dough. This dough is something like what you’d make for a poori, not a soft chapati dough. The only trick is to use as little water as possible to make your dough.
  • Keep aside covered for 20 minutes.
  • Now knead the dough again for about a minute or so.
  • I divided the dough into 2 parts. Made a large ball with one.
  • Now using a rolling pin, I rolled it out into a round or roti of slight thickness (1/4 inch).
  • Using a knife score on one side and then the other to form squares, rectangles or diamonds.
  • Now heat oil in a pan. Make sure that you only keep it on low flame.
  • Test that the oil is hot enough by putting a small bit of dough in it. It should start showing bubbles.
  • Now slowly add the namak pare one at a time without crowding the pan.
  • Cook them on low flame for 6-8 minutes. Only towards the last 1-2 minutes, slightly increase the flame to medium to brown them adequately.
  • Once they are golden brown, drain them and cool. Your namak pare are ready to eat. Once cooled, you can store them in an airtight jar. Enjoy.

Video

Notes

1. When making the dough, use little water and ensure you make a stiff dough. Before adding water, incorporate oil well into the flour mixture.
2. Always fry namak pare on low flame. This is very important. Else, your namak pare will be brown from outside but soft and uncooked inside. Only towards the end of your frying time, slightly increase the heat to brown them from outside. Also keep on turning them.
3. Cool down the oil before frying the next batch.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Namak Pare Recipe | How to Make Namak Pare
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Namak pare are easy to make and are ready in under 30 minutes. They are super flaky and crispy. You could also airfry or bake them. The texture will be slightly different compared to deep fried version but it’s a great way to reduce Calories. You can use the method for airfrying as was mentioned in my samosa post here.

namak paare recipe

Do make them this Diwali and enjoy home cooked flaky goodness of namak pare also known as nimki.

Do also check out the step-by-step video for you to see and make namak pare.

Here are the other Diwali recipes that you may like.

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Kaddu -

Love namak pare! Been ages since I made them at home. Couple of decades, most likely. Now your recipe reminded me of them! Must try again sometime!
Say, do you make samosas at home? Would love an easy recipe if you do.

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