Saturday, March 20, 2010

Nimki or Namakpara - Snack for Kids

I was thinking of what to make for Kid's delight ~ Wholesome Snacks and could not think of anything better than the favorite snack of my 5 year old. It is called Nimki निमकी  in our place and many people I know call it Namakpara नमकपार or something similar.

Nimki - निमकी (Cookies made out of whole wheat or all purpose flour)
Aata (Whole Wheat Flour) or Maida (All Purpose Flour) - 1 cup (I used aata for this one as I prefer this as it is a whole grain)
Butter/Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1/4 cup melted
Kala Jeera (Nigella Seeds) - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Water - to make the dough
Oil - To deep fry
  • Add salt in aata and mix well.
  • Add ghee and mix well in the salt.
  • Add water slowly (as needed) and mix it into a firm dough.
  • Leave it covered for about 1/2 - 1 hour.
  • Roll it into a regular chapati size
  • cut them in small diamond shapes using a pizza cutter or if you have a nimki cutter.
  • Fry them till golden brown in hot oil

My son loves to eat them anytime of the day I allow

As I made these with whole wheat flour, I am also sending this in for Show Me Your Whole Grains event.

Till next post, take care,


Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely looking namkeen. I used to make these, a family favourite.

Bharathy said...

Lovely snack, Girl!! :)

We call this diamonds here..make it salty and another way is to dip them in sugar syrup to make the sweet ones..

R said...

looks yummy! we make similar thing in maharashtra, called shankarpale :) it can be sweet or savory.

uma said...

crunchy munchy snacks.. i have always used maida.. wheat flour is a healthier option.. havent used nigella seeds either.. must try this..

madhurijsr said...

Hi...I prepared Lizzat papad ki sabji. Came up very well...I have also used ajwain just to enhance the taste...Its Yummie!!!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. Glad to know how it is called in different places. I knew pretty much every state has it's own version :)

Srivalli said...

Thank you for the lovely entry!


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