Nimki or Namkeen (Snacks)

Nimki is a snacks which is also called ‘Nimki’ in bengali, its small and rectangular deep-fried puris, its crunchy and salty and is usually served with evening tea here in Bengal. I am Bengali, from East India and Nimki is made with lots of love during festive season along with lots of others sweets and snacks. Due to marketing, snacks like Bhujia  and Nimki too are easily available in packed form at the Market but the home-made nimkis are more healthy and tasty. So try it at home, you gonna definitely love it!

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Level                   : Moderate
Category             : Snacks

Ingredients:

Flour (Maida): 250grams
Refine oil:  250ml
salt  to taste
Black Cumin seeds (Kalo Jeera)
Baking Powder: a pinch
Water: As required

Preparation:

For the Dough:

Take a bowl, add flour, 2-4 tablespoons Refine oil, half teaspoon Black cumin seeds/kalo jeera, salt- a pinch, and a pinch of Baking powder, mix well, add  little water and make a dough, cover it for about 15 minutes.

Make balls drom the dough and roll them in cicle.

Frying the Nimkis: 
Take a wok or Kadai/ pan for deep frying, pour about 250 ml of oil, you can add more if required, heat the oil in medium flame. By this time, make balls from the dough and flatten them round, make horizontal lines by two side with the help of Knife, when the oil is heated properly, carefully place those small puris and fry, till it becomes crispy. Do not over cook it.

Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough and allow the Nimkis to cool, lastly store them in a air-tight container and have it anytime with tea or coffee. This snacks can be made during any festive occasions like Diwali, Kali Puja, Durga Puja and during New year/Naba Borsho!

Enjoy the freshly prepared Nimkis, allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes!


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Neal says:

    I am definitely going to make these at home. Thanks for sharing the procedure on word press.

    Like

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