Savoury bites (Namak Paare)

Namak paare is a pastry seasoned with carom or cumin seeds.This mouth watering snack uses very few ingredients and can be stored up to a month in an airtight container. Fresh you eat taster it is. 
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Level: Easy
Prep time: 5 mins + resting time (15 min)
Cooking time: 15 mins

All-purpose flour  1 cups (120g)
Salt 1/2  teaspoon (3g)
Ajwain(carom seeds) - 1/4th teaspoon
Oil  - 2 tablespoons (30ml) + for frying
Water - 2 1/2 tablespoons (37ml) approx

  • Rub Ajwain in between the palms and mix with flour,salt and oil (2 tablespoons). Mix until breadcrumb consistency.
  • Add water little by little to form a hard dough.
  • Rest the dough covered for 15 mins, you will find white spots on it. white spots are nothing but salt granules  :-) 
  • Knead the dough and divide into 3 balls and roll to thin chapati and cut it into desired shapes.
  • Heat the oil, drop the squares into medium hot oil and remove when light brown.


  • Use oil for rolling the dough. If flour is used for rolling then while frying dusted flour will be sinking to the bottom.
  • Drop a small piece of dough in oil, if it sizzle and floats slowly then you can add the rest.
  • If oil is hot then namak paareys will be soft.

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