Namakpare


Namakpare is pastry like crunchy snack prepared using flour ,salt & lightly seasoned with carom seed  then it’s deep fried.One can have it as Tea time snacks.At my native place in Bihar,it’s called Nimki.Prepare & store up to a month in an airtight container.Preparation is easy only time taking is frying process.Usually, it’s prepared during Holi & Diwali Festival.But my family like to have whenever I prepared.

Ingredients

All Purpose flour (Maida) 1 cup

Salt 1/2 tsp or to taste

Carom seeds 1/2 tsp

Warm Oil 2 tsp

Water 1/3 cup or as required for dough

Oil for deep frying

Method
In a large mixing bowl sieve the all purpose flour & add salt, carom seeds and oil in the flour.Now while adding a little water at time start kneading dough for namakpare.and form a stiff dough. It needs to be stiffer than Chapati dough. Cover Kneaded dough &keep  aside to rest for 10 min.Now divide the dough into equal size balls.Roll it on a rolling board Like a round circle or chappati.
Now using a knife cut rolled dough into strips or a diamond shape.Heat oil in a pan for deep frying Check if oil is hot enough by adding a small piece of dough.Once the oil is ready add the dough slices of namakpare  into oil and deep fry it.Fry the namakpare  or nimki until it becomes golden in color.Once fried, take it out and place it on kitchen towel or paper for soaking extra oil.Once it cooled down Keep in a jar.
tips
roll a dough neither too thick or thin cut it into  a shapes you like.deep frying on low temperature.otherwise from outside it will be brown inside uncooked.
while it’s soft when hot once cool down  then get crispy.

 

Naan


Naan is a leavened Oven baked flatbread from India.Traditionally it’s baked in Tandoor. it is prepared mixing Refined flour with salt, a yeast and yogurt to make a smooth, elastic dough.Nigella seeds or garlic & green coriander leaves are commonly added as seasoning & once baked brush with Melted Butter. Naan Dough is kneaded for a few minutes, then set aside to rise for a few hours. Once risen, the dough is divided into balls , which is flattened and cooked.Naan are served with Veg & Non-Veg curries.

I am sharing Naan recipe baked in oven .

Ingredients

Refined Flour/all purpose flour  3 cup

Oil to kneading

yeast 1 tsp

Warm water 3/4 cup (to dissolve Yeast)

Salt to taste

Sugar 1 tsp

Black Onion seeds(nigella) for toppings

Milk/yogurt 1 cup

Melted Butter

Method..
Take a bowl add yeast,salt,sugar & water and cover.keep it for 10 min till it dissolve properly.In.a big bowl add refined flour ,yeast mixture slowly Knead a soft dough adding milk or curd…apply oil on palm while kneading.leave it for 3-4 hrs..Once dough rise knead again it a bit.Now preheat oven on highest temp ,divide dough a roll using rolling pin or flatten with help of finger and give shape of naan &sprinkle black onion  seed on top press it lightly so that it stick on dough .apply a little bit oil on baking tray & put naan on baking tray now bake till it cooked properly both.sides.remove from oven apply butter & serve hot !!