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Nimki/Namak para

A savory tea time snacks

Nimki/Namak para is a fried crunchy savoury Indian tea time snacks.Nimki is also popular in pakistan, Bangladesh & Nepal .

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 15 min

Total time: 30~40 min


  • All purpose flour - 2 cup

  • Oil - 1/2 cup

  • Salt - 1 tsp /as per taste

  • Ajwain/Carom seed - 1/4 tsp

  • Kala jeera/ Black cumin seed - 1/2 tsp

  • Oil for fry


Step 1

Add ajwain,kala jeera & salt with all purpose flour.Mix well

Add oil in it & mix very well for 2~3 minute.

The texture will be like this. When we press by using our hand it will bind properly .

Step 2

By adding water make a smooth dough. Do not add much water at a time. The dough shoul not be too soft or hard .

Apply few drops of oil on it ,cover it & keep aside for 15~20 minute .

Step 3

After 15~20 minute knead it again & divide in to 2 equal part .

Step 4

Apply some oil on the rolling board & roll it evenly .

It should not be too thin or thick like paratha .

Step 5

Make dimond shape by cutting it as shown in the picture.

Step 6

Dust very few amount of flour on a plate & collect the diamond shaped pieces .In this way prepare another half of the dough & collect the pieces .

Step 7

Now heat some oil in a kadai.

When oil is hot enough keep the flame low & add the diamond shape pieces to the oil & fry till golden in colour.

Collect all nimki with the help of a tissue paper to remove excess oil .

Let it cool down for some time & then serve. You can store it in a air tight container for 15~20 days .

Enjoy !

Nutritional Information per 30 gm :

Energy :101 calories

Protein : 1.9 gm

Fat : 4.4 gm

Carbohydrates : 13.2 gm

Fibre : 0.7 g

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