Namak Paray

“Namak pare (नमकपारे)” is an Indian snack being made mainly in northern part of india. It is really a great snack to munch anytime, and is absolutely filling. This can be easily made at home, thus avoiding savouries from outside. Anyone who likes savouries, would most certainly like this. Some people also refer this as Mathri. This is one recipe you will find made during festivals in India e.g. Diwali and Holi. Keep reading for detailed step by step recipe of Namak Pare.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serving: 6-7

Homemade Namakparay Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Homemade Namak Pare Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Easy NamakParay Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Ingredients :

  • All purpose flour(Maida) – 4 cups or 500 grams

  • Semolina(sooji) – 1/2 cup or 100 grams

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) – 2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1.5 teaspoon 

  • Dried Fenugreek leaves (Kasuri Methi) – hand ful
  • Clarified butter/Desi ghee – 2 tablespoon 

  • Oil for deep frying 

Namakpare Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Namakpare Recipe | Your Food Fantasy


Take a mixing bowl, sieve all purpose flour/maida, and then mix semolina and salt.

Now add carom seeds, fenugreek leaves and ghee and mix properly. 

With the help of warm water,knead this mixture into a smooth and little stiff dough. Cover this dough for 10-15 minutes with a damp cloth and keep aside. 

Namak Paray Dough | Namak Paray recipe at by meenu gupta

Now make 6 equal sized balls out of this dough. Roll them one by one with help of rolling pin considering that they should not be very thin in size.

Now make long stripe cuts vertically and then horizontally of desired length . 

Namak Paray being rolled and cut | Namak Paray recipe at by meenu gupta

Heat oil in a kadahi/pan . Put the cut stripes into the heated oil and deep fry them on low-medium flame till they are golden brown in colour. Keep them for few minutes and they will be crispier.

Namak Paray being fried | Namak Paray recipe at by meenu gupta

Your Crunchy Namak para is ready.

Namak Paray ready to be served | Namak Paray recipe at by meenu gupta .jpg

Namakparay Recipe |

Key notes:

  • Adding semolina is optional. It just helps to give it a crunchy texture.
  • If you want to keep your namak pare for  longer period, you can store them in an air tight container.

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