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Namak Pare (Savoury Fried Cookies)

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon semolina
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain also known as carom seeds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup light cooking oil
  • water as needed
  • oil for deep frying


  • Mix flour, semolina, ajwain, salt and a ¼ cup of oil with enough water to make a smooth firm dough.
  • Divide the dough into fist-sized balls and set aside for at least 30 minutes. Heat enough oil in a deep wok or pan for deep frying.
  • For each ball of dough, roll it out into a circle of about 0.5 cm thickness. Cut the rolled out dough into strips vertically, and then again horizontally at a slight angle, making bite-sized diamond-shaped pieces.
  • Fry the pieces in hot oil till they turn golden brown. Remove on a paper towel to drain excess oil, allow to cool, and enjoy!


These cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for about 2-3 weeks. That is if you can resist them that long!