Namakpare is pastry like crunchy snack prepared using flour ,salt & lightly seasoned with carom seed then it’s deep fried.One can have it as Tea time snacks.At my native place in Bihar,it’s called Nimki.Prepare & store up to a month in an airtight container.Preparation is easy only time taking is frying process.Usually, it’s prepared during Holi & Diwali Festival.But my family like to have whenever I prepared.
All Purpose flour (Maida) 1 cup
Salt 1/2 tsp or to taste
Carom seeds 1/2 tsp
Warm Oil 2 tsp
Water 1/3 cup or as required for dough
Oil for deep frying
In a large mixing bowl sieve the all purpose flour & add salt, carom seeds and oil in the flour.Now while adding a little water at time start kneading dough for namakpare.and form a stiff dough. It needs to be stiffer than Chapati dough. Cover Kneaded dough &keep aside to rest for 10 min.Now divide the dough into equal size balls.Roll it on a rolling board Like a round circle or chappati.
Now using a knife cut rolled dough into strips or a diamond shape.Heat oil in a pan for deep frying Check if oil is hot enough by adding a small piece of dough.Once the oil is ready add the dough slices of namakpare into oil and deep fry it.Fry the namakpare or nimki until it becomes golden in color.Once fried, take it out and place it on kitchen towel or paper for soaking extra oil.Once it cooled down Keep in a jar.
roll a dough neither too thick or thin cut it into a shapes you like.deep frying on low temperature.otherwise from outside it will be brown inside uncooked.
while it’s soft when hot once cool down then get crispy.