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By Steph Gigliotti
Delicately seasoned with ajwain and cumin seeds, Namak para, also known as namkeen or namkin is a popular crunchy Indian savory snack often binged with tea or relished as go-to salty snack bites. Though Indian sweets tend to eclipse its world of crispy savories, some popular Indian snacks make an absolute star of your salty binge just when youâ€™d eschew your sweet tooth for authentic Indian savory delights.
30 minutes or less
PILLSBURY WHOLE WHEAT FLOURFor 80 OZ
Aara Black Pepper WholeFor 28 OZ
Deep Cow GheeFor 8 FLOZ
24 Mantra Mustard OilFor 33.81 OZ
Made of wheat flour, ajwain, salt, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds (methi), oil, and water, Namak para can be easily prepared in less time with a few simple ingredients. The Indian staple snack is widely cherished for its light and crispy salt bites. With a longer shelf life, the snack can be made and stored for a quick binge when your salty cravings take over. A perfect desi snack to binge upon, making Namak pare at home is no big task. Prepare the dough and strip it into diamond shapes and fry them in ghee/oil. The diamond-shaped salty bites are ready to be savored, serving a promising taste of authentic Indian snack.
Preparation Method for Namak Para Recipe
Sieve the whole wheat flour in a large tray. Add some salt, pepper, asafoetida powder, and ajwain seeds.
Add some water and knead the dough. The dough must be thick and soft to be easily sliced into shapes. Add one tablespoon of ghee for an accentuated taste and knead well.
Once the dough is ready, make small balls and roll them into mediums sized flat chapatis. Cut the chapatis into diamond shapes or Namak para and keep them aside.
On a medium flame, add ghee or oil to a frying pan and let the ghee/oil get considerably hot and ready for frying. Slide down the diamond-cut namak para into the pan and frying until golden brown. Thatâ€™s it. Serve as a snack with tea and enjoy fresh & w
A good source of carbs, protein, & fiber that keeps you charged for the day and aids digestion. Here are some nutritional values based on one serving (approx 50gms) of the delicious snack.
Protein: 5.1 gms
Fat: 10 gms
Note: The nutritional values are approximate and not accurate. Based on your diet and serving size, the values are subject to change.