>> Friday, January 3, 2014
Baked Namak Para
Preparation time : 5 mins
Resting Time : 10 - 15 mins
Baking Time : 15 - 20 mins
Yields apprx. 40 namakpares
Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour / Maida - 1/2 cup
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Coarsely crushed cumin seeds (optional) - 1 tsp
White sesame seeds (optional) - 1 Tbsp
Softened ghee - 2 tsp
Cooking Oil - 1 tsp
Cold water - 3 -4 tbsp
How to bake the Namak Para:
Add flours, salt and baking powder to a mixing bowl.
Next add ghee and rub it in with fingertips until the ghee gets incorporated into the mixture.
Add cumin and sesame seeds to the mixture and combine well.
Add water and form a stiff dough. Let it rest for about 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 deg C.
Dust the rolling surface with flour. Roll out the dough into 1/4 inch disc and cut them into diamonds. Gather the end bits and repeat the process. Prick holes using a fork just to make sure of even baking.
Arrange the cut diamonds on the baking tray and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes. Mine were done in 18 - 19 minutes.
Though the recipe calls for tablespoon of ghee, I only used teaspoon. We liked the taste as such, though it would have been very rich otherwise.
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