Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack

Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack

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This is a crispy jar snack that is very famous all over India.

Para is essentially a diamond-shaped, deep-fried snack made with a plain flour dough. There are both sweet and savoury versions of para.

This recipe introduces you to the savoury version, seasoned with salt and flavoured pleasantly with ajwain. Cool the Namak Para completely after deep-frying, and store it in an airtight jar.

Relish it with a cup of hot masala chaai , and lose yourself in the simple yet satisfying experience – after all, it is little joys like this that make life a delightful ride!

You can also try other jar snacks like Aloo Bhujia or Bajra Vadi .

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Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack recipe - How to make Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2.50 cups
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1 cup plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 tbsp semolina (rava / sooji)
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water.
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  5. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 225 mm. (9") diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. Prick the surface with a fork at regular intervals.
  6. Cut into 25 mm. (1") diamond shaped pieces using a sharp knife.
  7. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few namak paras at a time on a slow medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to make more namak paras.
  9. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Nutrient values per cup
Energy617 cal
Protein5.6 g
Carbohydrates37.9 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat49.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A450.2 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B31.2 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium11.3 mg
Iron1.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.6 mg
Potassium63.2 mg
Zinc0.3 mg

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Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 29 Jun 18 05:32 PM

I would like to try this recipe, but for health reasons I avoid deep fried foods for myself,my family and guests. Is there a baking alternative that avoids oil in the dough? Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Dennis, Yes, you can bake them. Refer to this recipe for the same
30 Jun 18 08:48 AM
Namak Para, Savoury Jar Snack
 on 27 Dec 17 04:28 PM

Namak para.. it is quick and easy recipe.. Great for tea time snack.. I have stored this.. and everybody keeps munching.. when ever they feel hungary..