Namak para, also called as Spicy Diamond cuts is a tasty, easy, crispy, savory deep-fried snack made using maida/all-purpose flour with spices which is common in North India.
It is widely liked by all savory lover’s and kids. Apart from the savory one, there is also a sweet variety in this which is called as sweet shankarpali or sweet diamond cuts. I used to make the sweet one often.
Both wheat flour and maida can be used to make this namak pare. Both yields crunchy snack. The main difference is with the flavor, texture and lightness of the snack. If using wheat flour, add a generous pinch of baking soda to the flour.
Pizza cutter can be used to shape the rolled dough. Store it in an airtight container so that it stays crunchy and crispy for longer!! It is perfect snack for everyday and also for Diwali. I am posting this recipe as a Diwali special. Happy Diwali to all!!
Let us check the recipe now❤
1 cup= 200 ml.
- Wheat flour/all-purpose flour- 1 cup
- Ajwain seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
- Asafoedita powder- a generous pinch
- Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
- Baking soda- generous pinch
- Hot oil- 1 tbsp
- Salt- as needed.
- Spice it up as needed.