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Namak Pare Recipe

Namak Pare Recipe

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Namkeen recipe of Namak Pare (tikhat shankarpali) which is a great snack for kids or for grownups along with a cup of tea. It's also perfect for Diwali.
Course Snacks
Servings 20 pcs

Ingredients

  • 2/3rd cup wheat flour
  • 2/3rd cup all-purpose flour maida
  • 1/3rd cup semolina suji/rava
  • 1 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1/2 to 2/3rd tsp red chilli powder use less if you don't want very spicy
  • 1/4th to 1/3rd tsp black pepper powder use less if you don't want very spicy
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp homemade ghee
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  • Take all ingredients except ghee and oil in a large pan or mixing bowl.
  • Mix properly with a spoon, and then heat ghee and add it in the pan.
  • Mix using your fingers till crumbly mixture forms and then knead a stiff dough using little water. (You will need about half cup of water. Add a bit less than what you think you will require. You can always add more if required.)
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 20-25 minutes.
  • Take off the wet cloth and knead the dough one more time.
  • Divide the dough in 3 large balls.
  • Roll out each ball till you get roti-like circles of desired thickness. (Approximately thrice as thick as rotis.)
  • Cut each circle in diamond or square shapes using a shankarpali cutter. (You can also use a pizza cutter or a long knife.)
  • Fry all namak pare in medium hot oil till they become golden in color. (Make sure to flip them while frying so they get evenly cooked from both sides.)
  • Drain excess oil and put them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Keep pare in airtight containers as soon as the pare cool off otherwise they will get soft.

Video

Notes

  • Don't fry the pare in very hot oil otherwise they will get browned quickly from the outside and not get cooked properly from inside. You can test the oil by dropping one "tiny" piece of para in it. If it comes up immediately after bubbling up, the oil is too hot.
  • Use less chili and pepper powder if you're making these pare for toddlers.
  • Double the quantity of ingredients, if you want to make a large batch of namak pare. The quantity given here is sufficient for 2-3 people. But remember the pare tend to go soft if left open so make sure you keep them dry and in airtight container always.
 
Also See:
Homemade Ghee Recipe