Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Who doesnt like a handful of crunchy snacks to munch on. I do, except that my concience keeps stinging me, n I try to push it as far back as I can.........but the truth is that nothing can beat coming home to a bowl of namak paare. No one can eat just one!!!!

Ing -
500 gms - madia / self raising flour
1 tspn - salt
1/2 tspn - ajwain / bishop seeds
1/4 cup - oil
Oil separately for frying.

Method -
Seive the maida along with the salt.
Add the ajwain & mix well
Now slowly add the 1/4 cup of oil & mix well with the flour making it like bread crumbs.
Now add enough water to make it into a tight dough.
Make balls like you make for chappatis & roll them on with a rolling pin to the thickness of a roti / chappati.
Meanwhile heat enough oil in a kadai.
Cut into thin strips both vertically & then horizontally over the vertical lines to make 2 inch long strips.
Now gently pick up the strips using a steel spatula & drop them into the hot oil.
Fry till golden brown & drain on tissue paper.
Store in an airtight jar.


Asha said...

I love these too and I have to found a better and quick way to make these. I fry flour Tortillas!!:D

Shella said...

Asha - That's very, very smart girl. Hmmm

Dhivya Karthik said...

You said it - who doesnt like these..I luv my crunchy munchies..I luv these..

Shella said...

Hi Dhivya - thanks for dropping by n helping me discover your blog.

Kelly Mahoney said...

Sounds delicious! I have a craving for salty snacks every now and then.

sagari said...

nice snack with evening coffee

Happy cook said...

I love them. My mom made it when we were at home.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

count me here tooo !!!..who will say no to munching these all the way to glory?..and Asha's idea is really realy smart..like it

Rina said...

always for namkeen sis, Thanx for sharing.

Shella said...

Kelly - thanks for dropping by. Its always so nice to make new friends.

Sagari - yes. Or even with Tea or a glass of milk

Happy Cook - yeah mom's are so good.

Sona - yes my dear she indeed is smart.

Rina - you are welcome dear. I hope you make it.