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Namak Para

Nimki or Namkeen

Namkeen is a crispy and crunchy tea time snack made with flour. My version also has added whole wheat flour and is flavored with chaat masala. Yum!!
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: rajasthani
Servings: 8 servings


  • 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 sure 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 on medium flame. Gently slide in the dough pieces into the hot oil and fry 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!!


  • You can make the recipe entirely with all-purpose flour or add other flours like barley, ragi.
  • Feel free to omit the chaat masala or use garam masala instead.
  • Do not roll the dough too thin or too thick. Thin nimki will burn and thick ones will be chewy and not crisp.
  • To make crispy namak pare, make sure to fry them on medium flame until evenly golden brown.
  • If your namkeen turn soggy, then deep fry them again on medium flame until crispy and you are good to go.
  • Namak para can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Calories: 84kcal
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