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Nimki or Namkeen

Recipe to make crispy and crunchy tea time snack, Nimki aka Namkeen aka Namak Para. Traditionally these namkeen are made with all purpose flour, but I added some wholewheat flour to add some fiber and nutrition. I also added some chaat masala for some extra flavor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine rajasthani
Servings 8 serving


  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • ½ cup Whole wheat flour (Atta)
  • ½ tsp Nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp Ajwain seeds or Carom
  • ¼ tsp Chaat Masala
  • To taste Salt


  • In a mixing bowl, combine flours, nigella seeds, ajwain, chaat masala and salt. Whisk well. Add the melted ghee or oil and mix until crumbs form. Add enough water to make a firm dough. Cover and set aside for 20~30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 3~4 piece, then roll each one out into a round roti making surr not to roll it too thick or too thin.
  • Cut the roti into small diamonds using a pizza cutter or a knife.
  • Heat oil for frying. Fry the nimki on medium flame until golden brown on both sides. Remove using a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate. Repeat with the remaining dough. Once completely cooled, store the nimki in an airtight container and Enjoy!!