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nimki recipe | Bengali jar snack | crispy Bangla nimki | namak pare tea time snack is a fried Indian snack made with maida as the main ingredient. Learn how to make crispy Bangla nimki.

To make nimki, combine the plain flour, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, ghee and salt in a deep bowl and mix well. Knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes. Knead the dough again and roll into a 250 mm. (10”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. Apply the prepared paste evenly over it. Start rolling tightly from one end to another end. Cut into 13 equal portions using a sharp knife. Place a portion on a rolling board, where the swirled part is facing sideways and press it lightly. Roll into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. And prick using a fork. Fold into half to form a semi- circle and fold again to form a triangle and press the 2 corners lightly using your index finger. Prick using a fork on both sides. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few nimkis on a slow medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container.

Nimki is an all-time favourite Bengali jar snack, which has a very appetizing flavour and extremely interesting mouth-feel! Surprisingly, this snack requires only a few ingredients. Made of a plain flour dough flavoured elegantly with cumin and nigella seeds, the Nimki gets its unique texture from the way it is rolled and cut.

It feels very different when you bite into namak pare tea time snack and you are sure to be bowled over by the sheer variety that Indian cuisine offers – isn’t it truly amazing how the same ingredients can yield different kinds of snacks simply because they are rolled or cooked differently? The crispy and flaky texture of nimki is sure to please you with a cup of tea.

Tips for nimki. 1. Ensure that the dough is semi-stiff. If the dough is too soft, the nimki will not turn flaky. 2. Pricking helps to prevent the nimki from puffing up while frying and this makes it crispy. So prick twice as mentioned in the recipe. 3. Deep-frying the nimki on a slow flame is necessary to get a uniform colour and perfect crispy and flaky texture.


Continue the trend, and relish many more interesting homemade jar snacks like the Dry Pasta Jar Snack and Caramel Popcorn.

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Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack recipe - How to make Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     13Makes 13 nimkis
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Ingredients

For Nimki
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
2 tsp ghee
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Into A Paste
2 tsp plain flour (maida)
2 tsp ghee
Method

For nimki

    For nimki
  1. To make nimki, combine the plain flour, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, ghee and salt 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 30 minutes.
  4. Knead the dough again and roll into a 250 mm. (10”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling.
  5. Apply the prepared paste evenly over it.
  6. Start rolling tightly from one end to another end.
  7. Cut into 13 equal portions using a sharp knife.
  8. Place a portion on a rolling board, where the swirled part in facing sideways and press it lightly.
  9. Roll into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. And prick using a fork.
  10. Fold into half to form a semi- circle and fold again to form a triangle and press the 2 corners lightly using your index finger.
  11. Prick using a fork on both the sides.
  12. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few nimkis on a slow medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  13. Cool the nimki completely and store in an air-tight container.

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What is nimki made of?

  1. Nimki is made of 3/4 cup plain flour (maida), 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji), 2 tsp gheesalt to taste and oil for deep-frying.

How to select plain flour, maida

  1. Maida is available in various pack sizes from various brands. Choose the pack size that suits your needs. 
  2. Buy well-packed flour, pure white in colour, and smooth and powdery in texture. 
  3. The plain flour should be uniform in colour. 
  4. Avoid pale yellow-coloured flour. 
  5. It should also be free of worms and debris. 
  6. Also make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or lumps formation.
  7. Flour is sometimes labelled as pre-sifted. This means that the flour was sifted before packaging but it compacts during shipping and handling and therefore is no longer sifted by the time you get it home. So, always sift again before use.
     

How to make the dough for nimki

  1. To make the dough for nimki, add 3/4 cup plain flour (maida) in a deep bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. Add 1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji). You can also add carom seeds if you wish.
  4. Add 2 tsp ghee.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Mix well using your fingertips. You will notice that the flour mixture turns slightly crumbly. 
  7. Add enough water. 
  8. Knead very well into a semi-stiff dough. If the dough is too soft, the nimki will not turn flaky. 
  9. Cover the dough with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.

For the maida paste

  1. For the maida paste, add 2 tsp plain flour (maida) in a small bowl. 
  2. Add 2 tsp ghee.
  3. Mix well using your fingers to form a smooth, uniform and lump free paste. Keep the paste aside. 

How to make nimki

  1. To make nimki recipe | Bengali jar snack | crispy Bangla nimki | namak pare tea time snack, knead the dough again and roll into a 250 mm. (10”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling.
  2. Apply the prepared paste evenly over it.
  3. Start rolling tightly from one end to another end like a wrap.
  4. Cut into 13 equal portions using a sharp knife.
  5. Place a portion on a rolling board, where the swirled part in facing sideways and press it lightly.
  6. Roll into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. And prick using a fork. Pricking helps to prevent the nimki from puffing up while frying and this makes it crispy. 
  7. Fold into half to form a semi- circle and fold again to form a triangle and press the 2 corners lightly using your index finger.
  8. Prick using a fork on both the sides.
  9. Repeat to roll and shape 12 more nimki recipe | Bengali jar snack | crispy Bangla nimki | namak pare tea time snack.
  10. Heat oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few nimkis on a slow medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. 
  11. Cool nimki recipe | Bengali jar snack | crispy Bangla nimki | namak pare tea time snack completely and serve or store in an air-tight container.

Tips for nimki

  1. Ensure that the dough is semi-stiff. If the dough is too soft, the nimki will not turn flaky. 
  2. Pricking helps to prevent the nimki from puffing up while frying and this makes it crispy. So prick twice as mentioned in the recipe. 
  3. Deep-frying the nimki on a slow flame is necessary to get uniform colour and perfect crispy and flaky texture. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per nimki
Energy83 cal
Protein0.8 g
Carbohydrates5.1 g
Fiber0 g
Fat6.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.6 mg

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Reviews

Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
5
 on 07 Aug 20 04:54 PM


Tried it the first time and it came out perfect! Very easy if you follow the recipe carefully 🙌
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Tarla Dalal    Debashree, congrats on making the dish and the jar snack and thanks for the feedback.
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07 Aug 20 05:28 PM
Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
5
 on 13 Apr 20 03:20 PM


Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
5
 on 21 May 19 09:57 AM


wow its very nice way to making an nimki superb and is different trha ke nimki s bacche v intrest leke khayenge fantastic job mam....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sneha, Glad you liked it! Do try out more recipes from our website and share your experience with us.
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22 May 19 08:43 AM
Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
5
 on 27 Dec 17 04:00 PM


Nimki.. jar snack.. recipe.. its crispy.. great for tea time snack. Everybody just loved this recipe.. I have made 2 times and it is just over in minutes..