Elo Jhelo Nimki


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Elo Jhelo Nimki a popular Bengali snack that is prepared during festivites, it is a salty-sweet snack made using maida and deep fried in oil.

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Elo Jhelo Nimki recipe - How to make Elo Jhelo Nimki

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plain flour (maida)
3 tbsp refined oil
salt to taste
1 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
2 to 3 cups oil for deep frying
  1. Combine plain flour, 3 tbsp oil, nigella seeds, salt and sugar in a deep bowl and knead into a semi stiff dough.
  2. Divide the dough into equal portions and roll like a chapati.
  3. With a sharp knife make 1 cm wide parallel slits in the centre of the chapati.Leaving 1 cm off the edge.
  4. Now hold both the ends and give a twist to those cuts and lock both the edges by pressing with your fingers.
  5. Repeat the above step for the remaining dough.
  6. Heat oil in a deep kadhai and fry the elo jhelos on a medium flame till golden brown.
  7. Store them in air tight container and use as required.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. For my convenience, I cut the rolled chapati into half and made 2 elo jhelo from 1 chapati. Normally, people prepare one elo jhelo from one chapati.

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This recipe was contributed by Motions and Emotions on 26 Nov 2015
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