Salty namkeen

Ingredients

 

Refined flour or maida 6 tbsp

Kalonji or black cumin 1 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Black pepper powder 1 tsp optional

oil 1 and 1/2 tbsp + enough oil for deep frying the namkeens

 

Procedure 

 

  • take all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well
  • to this add 1 and 1/2 tbsp oil and rub it well with the dry mixture
  • now add little by little water to the mixture and keep mixing and kneading the maida to form a dough. The dough should be little harder than the normal puri dough
  • now brush some oil on the dough and cover and let it rest for about 15 to 20 minutes
  • once the resting time is over, again knead the dough for few seconds.
  • divide the dough into equal parts of size of your choice and roll them into a roti one by one. The rotis should neither be too thick nor too thin
  • now with the help of a knife, cut the rotis to make small barfis out of them
  • Now heat enough oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once hot, fry the namkeens part by part untill they turns light brown. Do not overcrowd the namkeens while frying.
  • adjust the flames from medium high to medium low as per need or the namkeens will either be less fried or it may be burnt
  • once all the namkeens are fried, let them cool down and enjoy as an evening snacks along with tea or coffee
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