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Namak para recipe With step by step photos – namak pare is a crispy, tasty and savory fried snack which is quite popular in north India. A vegan recipe.

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They are easy to make and except the frying in batches, everything else does not take time. They are excellent tea time snacks and are also made during festive occasions like Karwa Chauth or Diwali.

This Namak pare recipe has these crispies made with both whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour. You can make them with either or both. Personally I prefer to use whole wheat flour wherever possible.

This recipe is a crisp version and not the flaky version. They puff up and become crisp while frying. there is also a sweet version and these are called as Shakkar pare. the Maharashtrian counterpart of namak para is Shankarpali which is also a popular snack and also made during Diwali.

You can make them in bulk and store them in an airtight container and enjoy them with tea for the next few weeks.

How to make namak para

1: mix all the ingredients for the dough and knead into a firm dough. Cover and keep for 30 minutes.

ingredients for namak pare recipe

2: take a medium-sized ball from the dough on a dusted board.

dough to make for namak pare recipe

3: roll into a disc neither too thin nor too thick.

dough to make for namak pare recipe

4: with a serrated knife make criss cross cuts on the disc.

dough for making namak pare recipe

5: collect these diamond-shaped patterns in a plate and cover them with a cloth to be fried later.

making namak pare recipe

6: or directly fry namak para in hot oil.

frying - namak pare recipe

7: fry till golden browned and crisp and then drain them on paper napkins to remove excess oil.

namak pare recipe

8: once they cool then Store namak para in an air tight box or container. they go very well with a cup of tea or as a snack.

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Namak Para

4.8 from 20 votes
Namak pare is a savory and fried flour crispies and usually had with Indian chai.
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Snacks

Servings 4


  • 1 cup atta (wheat flour flour)
  • 1 cup maida (white flour or all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper - optional
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds - optional
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon oil or ghee - i used sunflower oil
  • ½ to ¾ cup water
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying


making dough for namak pare

  • Sieve the whole wheat flour (atta), white flour (maida), baking soda and salt together.
  • Add the ajwain. Mix the carom seeds with the rest of the sieved flours.
  • Add the oil or ghee. Add water and start to knead the dough.
  • The dough should not be soft, but firm.

making namak pare

  • Take medium sized balls from the dough and roll them on a dusted flour.
  • Roll into a disc neither too thin nor too thick.
  • With a serrated knife make criss cross patterns on the rolled dough.
  • Remove the diamond shaped patterns and deep fry them in hot oil till crisp and golden browned.
  • Drain them on paper napkins to remove excess oil.
  • Once they cool down, then store them in an airtight box.
  • You can serve namak para with tea or as a snack.

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  1. Why is the Roti I’m rolling breaking up into cracks all over. Please advise. Thanks.

    1. there is less water in the dough and thus the dryness leading to cracks when rolling. so you need to add more water and knead to a smooth dough.

  2. Nice recipe ..thank for Post..I am fan of all your food…u know maharashtrain dishes well…great thanks
    Tulsi K4 stars

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