Namakpara

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup semolina
1/4 tsp ajwain
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
A pinch of hing
Salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
Oil to fry

METHOD:

– Combine initial 8 ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
– Add ghee to the mixture and mix to form crumbles.
– Knead a soft dough using lukewarm water and keep it aside for 10-15 mins.
– Heat the oil in a deep frying pan on medium flame.
– Roll a big roti (medium-thick) and cut into strips or diamond shape.
– Deep fry them until golden brown color on both the sides.
– Drain excess oil by putting them on kitchen tissues and cool down to room temp.
– Store in an air-tight container.

SJ’s NOTE:

– Maida or a combination of maida & wheat flour can be used for dough.
– To make this crunchy snack more flavors, you can add kasoori methi as well.
– For quite a new version, Indian spices can be replaced by dried oregano & chilly flakes.

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