Baked Namak Para

Namak Para / Namak Paara is a crunchy savory snack famous in India and Pakistan. It is made of Wheat flour, Refined flour and some seasonings like Cumin , Caraway seeds, Carom seeds etc. It is deep fried and is absolutely tasty!

When Suma posted a baked version of this snack in the previous edition, I made it immediately and saved a few for the clicks but the kids begged for more and I could not say No!It was so perfect!! And after that I have made 4 batches of these goodies and each time they disappear faster than I can expect!

The best part is you get a tasty treat without having to deep fry it and there by making it a guilt free snack. A healthy snack that can be made at home within half an hour!!

This is my second post for this weeks theme for Blogging Marathon -'Healthy dishes'.



I used:
Source :Veggie Platter

Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
All Purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - 3/4 teaspoon
Coarsely crushed cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Black sesame seeds- 1 teaspoon
Ghee- 1 tablespoon[See note below]
Oil- 2 teaspoons
A few teaspoons of cold water

1. In a bowl take both the flours, baking powder and salt. Add the oil and ghee and mix . You will get a bread crumb consistency.


Add the cumin seeds and sesame seeds. Add a teaspoon of water at a time and knead well. Cover and keep aside . Roll out the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and using a cookie cutter, cut out squares[or any other shapes you prefer].




3.Arrange them on a tray lined with butter paper,pick with a fork and bake in a pre heated oven at 200 Degree C for 15 minutes or till they start to brown slightly around the edges. Remove to a cooling rack.


Once cooled, enjoy the baked Namak Paras or store them in an airtight container....


Note:



Here are the other bakes that are a part of this Bake- A - Thon group....



This cake also goes to  Kalyani's Only Baked Treats , an event started by Pari, Nayna's Let's Cook Christmas Party Foods

Bon Appetit...


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