Friday, 25 April 2014

Namak Para / Namak Paare

Namak Para is a crunchy savoury snack made with all purpose flour, clarified butter and wheat Flour. Traditional namak para will have carom seeds, cumin seeds/ powder. However I added ground black pepper and sesame seeds to the pastry dough. These are buttery and crispy and very addictive snack. One can not stop munching them. We serve namak para as a snack for tea time.


  • 2 and 1/2 Cups of All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 Cup Ghee / Clarified butter - melted
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon white Sesame Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to Deep Fry


1. In a large mixing bowl, add All purpose flour, wheat flour, salt, pepper, cumin powder, sesame seeds and mix
2. Add melted ghee to the flour and mix using a spoon such that the ghee is uniformly distributed to the flour


3. Sprinkle warm water and start kneading the dough. Keep sprinkling water and knead with hands until the dough is soft and non sticky
4. Cover it with plastic wrap and set aside for 15 minutes
5. After 15 minutes, divide the dough into 6 equal parts. Shape each part of the dough into a ball


6. Roll out a dough ball as thin as possible

7. Using a pizza cutter cut the rolled out dough lengthwise into long strips


8. Now, using the pizza cutter , cut the rolled out dough across the long strips, there by forming a shape of kite ( we call this shape as diamond shape)


9. Take each piece of cut pastry and arrange them on a greased plate


10. Heat oil for deep frying

11. When the oil is hot, add 10 pieces of cut pastry in the oil and fry them on low flame until they are golden

12. Drain on paper towel and cool completely

13. Store it in air tight container and serve as snack at tea time

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