Namak Pare

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Namak pare are traditional deep-fried savory preparation from Marwari /Rajasthani cuisine. Namak is a Hindi word for salt and pare are stripes, so namkpare are stripe shape savory snack. Namkapre are also called as Nimki in some parts of India. To make namakare , dough is made with flour, salt and carom seeds (ajwain). The oil is also added in the dough to make the namkpare crisp as well as flaky.

One can use all-purpose white flour, wheat flour or combination of the two with semolina to make this delicacy even healthier. Namakpare can also be made with same dough as Mathri. Namak Pare are easy to make and easy to serve and are loved by everyone. This can also be used in the preparation of bhelpoori also. You can make namkapare in andvance and store it for later use. Nmakpare are also a good snack to serve with tea for Holi and Diwali for your guests. Try this namkpare recipe and please do share your valuable comments and suggestions. Happy cooking, Shuchi

namak pare
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 25 minutes
Approximately 70 calories in serving of 10 namakpare


  • Refined flour 1 cup
  • Wheat flour 1 cup
  • Salt 1 tsp 
  • Carom seeds (ajwain)  2 tsp
  • Vegetable oil /ghee 6 tbsp for dough
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water for dough

Method of preparation

  1. In a bowl take wheat flour, refined flour (maida), oil, salt and ajwain.
namakpare dough making
flour with oil and ajwain
  1. Mix all the ingredients well and rub between the hands. If you take flour mixiure in hands it will make balls, this is the sign that amount of oil is perfect.
namakpare dough making
oil mixed with flour
  1. Add a little by little water at a time and knead the medium stiff dough. Cover the dough with the damp cloth and set aside for about 10-15 minutes.
namakpare dough
namakpare dough
  1. Divide the dough into 5 big rounds. Press them between the palms.
  2. Take a ball and roll it  into a semi thick  round of about 6-7 inches.
  3. Now cut the rolled base in fine (less than 1/2 inch)vertical strips. Now cut it horizantaly. We have made diagonal stripes. You can cut any shape and size of namakpare.
namakpare  making
namakpare cut diagonally
  1. Heat oil in a wok on medium heat. Add namakpare strip and deep fry the pieces on the medium to low heat.
namakpare  frying
namakpare frying
  1. Fry namkpare until they are pink in colour . It takes about 8-10 minutes to fry each round.
namakpare  frying
namakpare frying
  1. Take out the namakpare and drain to the kitchen paper. Allow them to cool.
  2. Namakpare can be stored in the air tight container for a month.
  3. Namakpare is an ideal snack as it can be made in advance and serve later. Its perfect snack for Diwali, Holi or any gettogether.
  4. Serve anytime with tea. Namakpare can be used as trhe crispies in bhelpoori also.
namak pare

Some Tips and Suggestions

  1. To make namakpare healthier, use half amount of wheat flour half all purpose flour
  2. You can also use semolina (sooji) in the wheat flour to make namakpare.

Some Other Indian Snacks