Namak Paare/Salty Crunchy Savory-Indian Snacks

Namak paare is a quick snack and savory recipe which is a common snack item in our household. It is definitely a good to go snack time along with tea/coffee. This snack is usually made during Indian festivals like Holi and Diwali in North India but this is one of the snack which is there in my mom’s kitchen throughout the year ;).

Namak paare are basically made with maida/all-purpose flour, few dry spices and little bit sooji/semolina which would give this snack dish a slight crunch. Enjoy this quick in making and tasty snack recipe below.

Namak Paray

Cuisine: Indian, North Indian

Recipe Type: Indian Snacks

Author: Rateka

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 20-25 mins

Level of cooking: Easy


  • 2 cup maida/all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sooji/semolina
  • 1 tsp ajwain/carom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1-2 tbsp  warm refined oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead
  • Oil for frying


  • In a bowl, add maida, sooji, carom seeds, red chili powder,salt and mix well.
  • Add oil and mix the flour well.
  • Add little water gradually as required and knead into a thick dough.
  • Set it aside for 15-20 mins and cover it with moist muslin cloth.
  • Mix dough again to get smooth texture.
  • Take a medium size portion of the dough. Make a round ball.
  • Dust some flour on the board, roll out the dough round like chapati but not very thick nor very thin.
  • Cut into diamond shapes using knife or cutter as shown in the pic below.Namak paray method
  • Heat oil in a wok/kadhai to deep fry.
  • Once oil is sufficiently hot put these cuts into the oil and fry them until they turn slight brown color on medium heat.
  • Remove them from oil and place them on a tissue paper.
  • Serve with hot cup of tea/coffee.


  • Semolina is added for crunching only. You can skip this ingredient if you want.
  • I like this snack little crispy, so I add only 2 tbsp of oil in maida. If you don’t want much crispy you can increase quantity of oil in maida from 2 tbsp to 3-4 tbsp.



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