Friday, January 24, 2014

Namak Para- Baked Version

Today's recipe is a baked version of Namak para.   Cooking with kids is always messy for us but  fun for them. Made these savory treats with kids today. My son loved to cut these namak para into diamond pieces. Usually these are deep fried in oil till nice and crisp. But today I baked instead of deep frying them. Tasted little bit different from the regular one but healthy version is always the best.

 So for Week 4, day 3 of  BM 36   here I am wiith baked version of Namak Para. 

We need:

Maida / All purpose flour  1 cup
Ajwai / carom seeds 1/2 spoon
Salt to taste
Butter / ghee 2spoons
Water 1/4 cup


Method:

Sieve maida and salt together in a mixing bowl.
Now add ajwai and mix together.
Add melted butter or ghee and mix well.
Now add enough water little at a time to make a stiff dough.
Cover with lid and rest it for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Now knead the dough for a minute and divide it into 2 portions.
Using rolling pin make one portion of dough as chapati.
Now cut the chapati into long strips or diamond pieces.
Grease the baking tray and place these cut pieces one aside another.

Bake these namak para for 20 to 30 minutes on 300 degrees F. or till light brown and crisp.
Let them cool to serve.
Store in air tight container for upto 1 month.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 36

Also sending this recipe to PJ, who is hosting Srivalli's  Kids Delight - Baked treats for kids.

3 comments:

Manjula Bharath said...

namak para looks super yummy and very perfectly made :)

Srivalli said...

I am sure that was a fun exercise!..very nice to see healthy version of our favourite snack..

Pavani N said...

Love these baked namak para.