Let's admit it - now that a lot of us are working from home, we often inadvertently find ourselves in the kitchen, near the shelf where snacks are kept and expect it to be loaded at all times. Odd-time cravings are real, and for those working from home, options are restricted. You can quickly run to your local market and get a packet of chips but you cannot do that everyday, right? Instead, it is much more convenient to rustle up something at home. Better still, make snacks that have a long shelf life because cravings can hit you anytime, anywhere. Take, for instance, these homemade namak pare.
Namak Pare is an Indian snack - typically cut in long diamond shapes and deep-fried until brown. They are relished as an evening snack. In addition to making perfect companion to our cup of evening tea, namak pare are also a popular festive gifting option during Diwali. You can also find it sitting pretty on a designer tray each time you visit someone. It is considered slightly improper in India to greet guests without serving them some snacks with their cup of tea, and namak pare is that snack which becomes a tool for bonding, and sometimes even become the starting point of a conversation if they are that good!
You would be surprised to know how ridiculously easy it is to make namak pare at home. You do not need an army of ingredients. With basic, easily available ingredients like maida or refined flower, ajwain, salt, oil and a bit of semolina, you can prepare a delicious batch of namak pare at home.
This recipe of namak pare is ideal for a bunch of occasions, you can prepare a big batch and keep it stored in an air-tight jar. All you need to do to make these is make adough of ajwain, maida, sooji, salt and butter. Cut it into narrow strips of desired shape and size and fry.
Here is the step-by-step recipe of Namak Pare with ingredients.
Try making this stellar snack at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. Don't forget to share the pictures with us.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.