Namak Pare

Sarika Chauhan's picture

Oct. 03, 2013

Munch on this crispy snack on a cold or rainy day with ginger tea or coffee. Easy to make and you can even store them for a week.


All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Semolina 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Carrom seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Clarified butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cold water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (or as required to make a stiff dough)
For deep friying
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)



1. In a large bowl, mix the carom seeds, salt, semolina and flour together and rub the clarified butter in lightly so that the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2. Knead into a stiff dough with cold water. Cover dough and set to rest in a cool place for at least 15 minutes.


3. Roll out the dough into a 1/4 or 1/8 cm in thick sheet.

4. Prick with a fork all over the surface. Cut into narrow strips of desired size.

5. In a skillet, heat the oil till a piece of dough dropped in, rises to the top at once. Then, put in as many strips as will fit in comfortably. Turn once, and lower heat to medium. Fry till light brown on both sides. Lift out and place on absorbent paper. Fry the rest similarly, increasing heat before adding a fresh lot.

6. Cool and store in an airtight container.


7. Serve namak pare with tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 421Calories from Fat 163

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 486 mg20.25%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%


Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet