Namakpare are crispy, thin pastry which are flavoured with cumin powder, chat masala and other spices. You can make variations of Namakpare which are both sweet as well as savoury. Plain Namakpare are absolutely finger licking but when flavoured with mint for preparing Pudine Ke Namakpare they become more appetizing. Masala Namakpare must be tried as well if you want to enjoy the blend of crunch and spice. Made using maida and semolina, Masala Namakpare is super quick to serve on the go and best to be served as munchies during tea time. Do note down its recipe and prepare Masala Namakpare for the tea time, ladies!
- Maida - 1 and ½ cup
- Semolina - 2 tbsp
- Curd - 3 tbsp
- Ghee - 3 tbsp
- Aswan - ¾ tsp
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Coriander powder - 1 and ½ tsp
- Black pepper powder - ¾ tsp
- Cumin powder - ¾ tsp
- Chat masala - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil to deep fry
- Mix maida, ajwain, cumin seeds, salt in a bowl.
- Add ghee to it and apply ghee all over the flour with fingers.
- Add curd to it and start kneading it into a slightly stiff dough by adding water.
- Rest the dough for 15 mins.
- Heat oil to fry the namakparas.
- Meanwhile, combine all red chilli powder, cumin powder, chat masala, coriander powder and pepper powder.
- Add 1 tsp of hot oil to masalas and mix well.
- Make balls out of dough and roll them into medium thick chappaties and cut diamonds or any desired shapes our of it.
- Put them in hot oil and fry it turns crisp and golden in colour.
- Immediately mix them in masala.
- Nicely mix masala all over the fried namakparas.
- Cool them and store in an air tight container.
- Enjoy with a cup of hot tea.
This recipe is a part of WATeaTimeSnacks recipe contest in collaboration with Typhoo Tea.