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How To Quickly Make Crispy Nimki At Home


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Nimki is also called namak pare. It was originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is a savoury crunchy dish eaten as a snack. Nimki is one of the favorite snacks among most Indian kids. Nimki is very easy and simple to be prepared at home.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min



For making dough:

  • 2 cups of maida(all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of carom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons of cooking oil

For frying nimkis:

  • cooking oil, as needed


  1. Pour maida into a bowl. Add salt, carom seeds, cumin seeds and cooking oil into the bowl and mix them well.
  2. Add some water little by little into the bowl and mix it well. Knead the mixture and make it a dough.
  3. Cover the bowl with a lid and leave the dough for about 15 minutes.
  4. After leaving the dough for about 15 minutes, knead it again.
  5. Make dough balls of equal size from the dough.
  6. Take a dough ball and mix it with dry maida flour. Roll it out into a round shape with a rolling pin and cut it with a knife as shown in the picture below.

7. Take out every nimki piece one by one into a plate. Cover the plate with a lid and keep it aside.

8. Now, pour cooking oil into a pan and make it medium hot.

9. After making it medium hot, drop the nimki pieces little by little into the oil and keep them stirring. So, the nimkis do not stick with each other.

10. Keep frying nimkis until the nimkis turn into golden brown on medium flame.

11. After the nimkis turn into golden brown, take them out with a strainer into bowl.

12. It is now time for you to serve the nimkis hot to the family members.

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