Tuesday, November 13, 2007
NAMAK PAARE - SALTED CRUNCHY SNACKS
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!!!!
500 gms - madia / self raising flour
1 tspn - salt
1/2 tspn - ajwain / bishop seeds
1/4 cup - oil
Oil separately for frying.
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.
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