Namakpaare | Short Crust Pastry

It wasn’t long ago that I posted mathri here on this blog, today I decided to post the another goody from the same family.

This is more or less similar to the earlier recipe with only the cutting process is different. I personally prefer namakpaare over mathri. Any reason, no! just preference. 🙂



Ingredients –

  • 1/2 Cup – APF
  • 1/2 Tbsp – Semolina
  • 1/4 tsp – Carom Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp – Ghee/ Clarified Butter
  • to taste – Salt
  • Oil for frying

Method –

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, semolina, salt & carom seeds.
  2. Add ghee & mix gently. Now hold the flour in your fist, if it forms a loose clump, then the amount of ghee is fine, if it doesn’t then add a bit more ghee.
  3. Using water knead the dough. The dough should be slightly hard to touch. Wrap in a wet muslin cloth & keep it aside for 1/2 hour.
  4. Form 2-3 balls with the dough. Roll these balls using a rolling pin about 5mm thick. With a knife, cut across the rolled sheet in any shape or size you like. We usually make cuts along the diameter & further smaller cuts to get bite sized namakpaares.
  5. Heat oil in a big wok, fry these paares till golden brown.
  6. Enjoy warm with tea or coffee or pickle. 🙂 It will store well in air-tight container at room temp for several days.


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