Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Baked Namak Para

How we deceive ourselves, we opt for baked things instead of fried and think we are having healthy stuff. That’s how I deceived myself and all at home by making baked namak para turning a blind eye to the shortening and refined flour used in the dough :-).


1 cup refined flour,
1 cup whole wheat flour,
1 tsp ajwain,
4 tbsps ghee,
Salt to taste,
1 tsp baking powder


Mix the refined flour, whole wheat flour, ajwain, salt and baking powder. Add the ghee and mix it in using your fingers till it resembles bread crumbs. Now add cold water and knead into a tight dough.

Cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Divide the dough into 5 balls. Take a ball and roll into a disc, it should be about half a centimetre in thickness.

Cut it into squares or diamonds. I am not big on uniformity but it is best to make uniform sized squares of diamonds. Prick some holes on the surface using a fork.

Lay them on a baking tray in a single layer.

Preheat the oven to 180oC for ten minutes and bake the namak para for about 15 minutes.

Let it cool completely before serving it or storing it.