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
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* 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!!!

    42 comments :

    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!

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

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    4. Yum ....love this .....looks perfect

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    5. these look perfect for a snack!

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

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a great week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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    7. They looks super crispy and prefect for snacks..

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

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

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

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    11. these look perfect for a snack!

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

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

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

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    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!

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    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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      Clean Gal

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    17. this looks delicious Ambreen favourite snack

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    18. Thank you everyone for your nice comments :)

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    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

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    20. One of my favourite snacks........love 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

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    22. wow super evening time snacks.

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

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

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

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    26. crispy and snacky crackers...one of my favorites..

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

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    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 :)

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

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

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    31. These look like such a tasty treat =)

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    32. these are so addicting..love them

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

      Carlee
      www.ladybirdln.com

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

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    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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