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Bajra Nimki ( Bengali Snack)

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bajra nimki recipe | Bengali bajra whole wheat flour nimki | non fried healthy nimki is a nourishing snack at 109 calories per serving. Learn how to make Bengali bajra whole wheat flour nimki.

To make bajra nimki, combine the bajra flour, whole wheat flour, cumin seeds powder, pepper powder, green chilli paste, 1 tsp of oil and salt in a deep bowl and knead into semi-stiff dough, using enough water. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into a thin round circle of 150 mm. (6”) in diameter using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Cut each circle into 9 equal size long strips and keep aside. You will get 54 strips in all. Place half the strips on a greased baking tray at a time and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 15 minutes, turning the strips at 8 minutes. Bake till the bread sticks are crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides. Cool completely and serve or store in an air-tight container.

A traditional Bengali favourite, Nimki is usually made with a dough of refined flour and deep-fried in oil. Here, we have turned it into a healthy but irresistibly tasty treat non fried healthy nimki by using a dough of bajra and whole wheat flour, excitingly flavoured with crushed seeds and green chilli paste.

What’s more, we have even avoided deep-frying by baking it in an oven with minimal oil. Those on a low-salt diet can go for this delicious Bengali bajra whole wheat flour nimki, because the use of spices gives this Bengali Snack an irresistible flavour that effectively covers up the reduction in salt. Diabetics, heart patients, women with PCOS and weight-watchers can stock up a batch of this bajra nimki in an airtight container to enjoy at snack time.

Tips for bajra nimki. 1. Cut each dough circle into 9 equal size long strips with a sharp knife. 2. Store non fried bajra nimki in an airtight container for 21 days.

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Bajra Nimki, Bajra Whole Wheat Flour Nimki recipe - How to make Bajra Nimki, Bajra Whole Wheat Flour Nimki

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  35 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     54Makes 54 nimki (6 serving )
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  1. To make bajra nimki, combine the bajra flour, whole wheat flour, cumin seeds powder, pepper powder, green chilli paste, 1 tsp of oil and salt in a deep bowl and knead into semi-stiff dough, using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into a thin round circle of 150 mm. (6”) in diameter using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Cut each circle into 9 equal size long strips and keep aside. You will get 54 strips in all.
  4. Place half the strips on a greased baking tray at a time and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 15 minutes, turning the strips at 8 minutes. Bake till the bread sticks are crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  5. Cool the bajra nimki completely and serve or store in an air-tight container.

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what is bajra nimki made of?

  1. what is bajra nimki made of? bajra whole wheat flour nimki  is made from cheap and easily available ingredients in India such as 1/2 cup bajra (black millet) flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta), 1 tbsp roasted and coarsely crushed cumin seeds (jeera), 1/4 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns (kalimirch), 1 tsp green chilli paste, 2 tablespoon oil and 1/4 tsp salt. See below image of list of ingredients for bajra nimki.

benefits of bajra flour

  1. 1. High in Protein: One cup of Bajra Flour makes around 4 rotis. So each Bajra Roti yields about 1.8 grams of protein which is a very good source for Vegetarian protein. This key nutrient is required to build muscle mass and noursih each and every cell of the body. See 18 Amazing Health Benefits of Bajra Flour.

dough for non fried bajra nimki

  1. In a deep bowl put 1/2 cup bajra (black millet) flour.
  2. Add 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta).
  3. Add 1 tbsp roasted and coarsely crushed cumin seeds (jeera).
  4. Add 1/4 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns (kalimirch).
  5. Add 1 tsp green chilli paste.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
  7. Add 1/3rd tsp salt.
  8. Gradually add enough water to make a semi-stiff dough. We added 1/4 cup water and then added 2 tablespoons water. Note that bajra takes a little less water to make a dough.
  9. Knead into a semi-stiff dough.

making bajra nimki

  1. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
  2. Lightly dust the rolling board using little whole wheat flour.  
  3. Place a portion of the dough on it and flatten it.  
  4. Roll out each portion into a thin round circle of 150 mm. (6”) in diameter using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  5. Cut each circle into 9 equal size long strips with a sharp knife or pizza cutter and keep aside. We will get a total of 54 nimkis.
  6. Grease a baking tray with oil.  
     
  7. Place the strips on the baking tray. We got a total of 54 strips and hence used 2 trays to bake the nimki. 
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 15 minutes, turning the strips at 8 minutes. Bake till the bread sticks are crisp and golden brown in colour from both the sides.  
  9. This is how the nimki look after 8 minutes of baking.  
  10. Turn the straws over with a pair of tongs.  
     
  11. Bake again for 7 minutes. Your eggless bajra nimki sticks are ready. 
  12. Put bajra nimki | healthy Bengali nimki | healthy snack for weight loss | in a serving bowl and let them cool. 
  13. Serve non fried bajra nimki | healthy Bengali nimki | healthy snack for weight loss | 

tips for bajra nimki

  1. Cut each dough circle into 9 equal size long strips with a sharp knife 
  2. Store non fried bajra nimki in an airtight container for 21 days.

health benefits of bajra nimki

  1. Bajra Nimki – a non fried snack for weight loss.
  2. Made with minimum oil and baked to perfection, this Bengali snack is a wise pick for all those aiming to avoid fried snacks. 
  3. Further bajra flour also lends fiber, which helps to control blood sugar levels. So diabetics can enjoy it too. 
  4. You can also gain in appreciable amounts of iron from bajra flour. 
  5. With restricted quantity of salt, this snack qualifies as a healthy addition to a diet for people with high blood pressure. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy109 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat3.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium132.8 mg

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Bajra Nimki ( Bengali Snack)
5
 on 06 Sep 16 02:16 PM


Great option to famous Bengal''s deep fried snack... What''s interesting is the recipe doesn''t call for baking in oven as a substitute to frying... Loved it... will make it often... tx for the recipe....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonali , we are delighted you loved theBajra Nimki recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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06 Sep 16 04:34 PM