Namak Para Recipe – Traditional Diwali Snack Recipe

Namak Para is a traditional savory cracker made from maida and flavoured with ajwain and ghee. This recipe the Namal para is made from whole wheat flour and as a delicious texture and taste.  Whole Wheat Flour, Ghee, Salt, Ajwain (Carom seeds), Water, Oil, Chaat Masala Powder   1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour 3 tablespoons Ghee 1 teaspoon Salt , or to taste 2 teaspoons Ajwain (Carom seeds) Water , to knead the dough Oil , for deep frying Chaat Masala Powder , to taste     15   30     To begin with Namak Para recipe,prepare all the ingredients and keep ready.Into a large mixing bowl add the Whole Wheat flour, ghee, ajwain and salt and mix well with your hands till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Cover it with cloth and let it rest until ready to fry.Next step is to roll and cut the dough. In the meantime preheat the oil for deep frying. Roll the namak para dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle or the desired thickness you like. The thicker the para, the longer it will take to fry.Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut into diamond shapes. Heat oil for deep frying on a medium heat.Drop the namak para into the hot oil and deep fry till the on low to medium heat until they turn golden brown in color, turning it around constantly while it is deep frying so it gets fried evenly. Drain the oil and place them on a kitchen towel/ tissues. Fry the remaining the similar way. Sprinkle chaat masala over the namak para if you like to give it that additional chatpata taste.Once the Namak Para are cooled completely, store in an airtight container and serve.Enjoy Namak Para Recipe with hot Masala Chai as an evening snack or as a festive snack for Diwali.