Namak Pare

Namak Pare

Namak pare is a very simple and easy snack. It is a great tea time snack. You can have them for breakfast too. Try adding namak pare in warm milk and have it for breakfast. My hubby likes to have in this way. Kids will love both the versions snack and breakfast. Try it! ☺

Namak pare is also made during the festive season. We usually make these for the guests who come to meet us during Dussera, Diwali festivals.

These were sent by my mother-in-law from india. We wanted few items from india. So she sent us these along with many other snacks through courier to UK.
My mother-in-law makes very tasty namak pare. No one can make like her 😜. I asked her the recipe in detail and wanted to post her creation.

Namak Pare

Namak Pare


[1 cup = 200 grams approximately]

1 cup plain flour (maida)

1/4 cup ghee

1 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)

1 level teaspoon salt

Oil for deep frying


1. Mix the maida, ajwain and salt together. Add the ghee and rub well. It will resemble crumbly texture. Now add water little at a time and knead the dough firm.

2. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.

3. Now take the dough and knead it again to make it smooth. Divide the dough into 2 equal balls.

4. Take a ball and roll it into a little thick chapati.

5. With a knife, make criss cross cuts on the rolled chapati.

6. Heat oil in a big kadai for deep frying, remove carefully the diamond shaped pieces and drop them into the hot oil.

7. Fry on high flame till they puff up for about 1 minute. Then lower the flame to medium and fry for 2 minutes, stirring continuously and until they become light golden brown in color.

8. Remove on paper towel. Cool it and store in an airtight container.

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