Sunday, October 9, 2011

Namak Paray (Crunchy Salty Crackers)

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Namak Paray (Crunchy Salty Crackers) ... are one of the very popular tea-time snacks. These are thin strips, made from a salty pastry / dough and deep fried in oil till golden & crisp. Simple & easy to make, but totally addictive!

Namak Paray

* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 10 minutes
* Serves : 4 - 6

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup plain flour 
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1/8 tsp. ajwaain (carom seeds)
  • Pinch of kalonji ( Nigella seeds )
  • 1/8 cup oil
  •  Warm water
  • Oil for deep frying
Method :
  • Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Add 1/8 cup oil and mix with your hands. Rub between your fingers so that flour is well coated with oil.
  • Gradually add sufficient water to make a stiff dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes. 
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat for deep-frying.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface as thin as possible.
  • Cut into diamond shaped pieces & deep fry in batches till they turn golden from both sides.
  • Serve hot or cool completely and store in an airtight container.
    Stir, Stitch and Straighten

     Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


    1. Diamond cuts looks fabulous !! Perfect snack time !! my mom used to make sweeter version of this. Love them !!

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    2. lovely crispy fried ones..I love these!

    3. my fav snacks,sure it must be tasty...very tempting recipe...

    4. Yum this .....looks perfect

    5. these look perfect for a snack!

    6. Oh yum! They do look tasty!! That's making me hungry.

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    7. They looks super crispy and prefect for snacks..

    8. A crispy, addictive crackers :)
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    9. my family fav snack, they look so yummy.

    10. Wow.. these are one of my fav namkins :) Love it..

    11. these look perfect for a snack!

    12. I would to taste the crunch of these lovely crackers. Yum!

    13. Its been a long time since i've had these.

    14. perfect and tempting snack for the evenings ..... glad to follow u .......

    15. My grandma used to make such cracker and she'd drizzle it with melted sugar. I love the sound of your salted ones too. Brought back such lovely memories. Hope you enjoyed your brother's wedding!

    16. I've had these and absolutely love them!! Yum! Thank you for linking to SSS! I'm on my way to pinning them!
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    17. this looks delicious Ambreen favourite snack

    18. Thank you everyone for your nice comments :)

    19. hi ambreen, so you are back and settled.great!
      the snack looks very light, no wonder it is addictive.. especially while watching tv
      wonder if i should try making this..ha ha ha

    20. One of my favourite it. Look very crisp & crunchy.

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    21. diamond cut looks yummy i too love this thanks for ur comments in my blog. happy t follow u

    22. wow super evening time snacks.

    23. Crackers looks crispy, crunchy, yummy, tasty and tempting.

    24. Mmmm...sounds a perfect snack to munch with diwali sweets..thanks dear for sharing...:)
      Tasty Appetite

    25. hy...want to try this snack...btw could u specify the it wheat or all purpose flour..?
      Tasty Appetite

    26. crispy and snacky of my favorites..

    27. Yummy snacks looks perfect for tea time...
      its first time here.You have interesing recipes...

    28. Jay, it is all purpose flour. Hope you will try it someday :)

      Thank you Roshan for liking it :)

      Welcome Gayathri! Thank you for visiting and for your kind words :)

    29. My Mom used to make this often. My favorite snack. Yours look crunchy, crispy and delicious.

    30. I have no idea what kalonji ( Nigella seeds ) are but I am sure this recipe is yummy. They look crunchy and delicious!

    31. These look like such a tasty treat =)

    32. these are so them

    33. These look so delicious! I wish I had the ingredients! Have a great day!


    34. Thank you so much Carlee. Hope you give it a try someday :)


    Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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