It’s hard to decide what to make at festivals, people are really confused about the things to prepare for family and also to share with your neighborhood.
In India, it’s ritual, that on festivals people share sweets and things with each other as symbols of love and initiating the bond. So, they want to make something special to share, sweets and everything can be chosen easily but what extra can be given is always confusion. Hence, you can go for namak para, it is a crispy savory snack eaten in the Indian Subcontinent.
Namak Para is similarly cited as Mathri sometimes in some portions of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Namak para is ribbon-like streaks of pastry prepared of refined flour, oil, and water, delicately spiced with ajwain and cumin seeds then fried in ghee or any cooking oil. It needs almost 10 to 15 minutes to prepare and 20 to 25 minutes to cook.
The appearance, flavor, and composition can be correlated to that of the samosa pastry. It can be one of the best options in addition to extra in the plate of your gifts to your neighbors, relatives, and guests. Let’s know, how can you make namak para at home easily.
- 2 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3 tbsp Fine Semolina/ Sooji / Rava
- 1 tsp Ajwain
- 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
- 1 and a half tbsp Ghee
- Red chili powder small pinch
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
- Water to adjust
- Blend flour, Rava, chili powder, salt, ajwain, cumin seeds, and ghee in a container. Blend well. Add required water at a time and mix to prepare a tight dough. Coat the dough and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 3 or more parts of roll and twirl each roll in a thin circle just like a flatbread. Cut the circle into a lengthy diamond shape or any normal shape.
- Heat oil for frying in a pan, fry the namak pare on soft heat till they turn golden brown. Make the remaining in a sane way.
- Carefully take them out and keep on a tissue to remove the excessive oil from them.
- Let it cool for sometime and then serve it.