Savoury Indian Cumin Bites - Namak Pare
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Tasty East Indian snack
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: East Indian
Serves: 1-2
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 2-3 tsp of whole cumin seeds or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Water to form stiff dough
  • Oil for frying
  1. Add all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, once you add the oil, rub it into the flour with your hands until you get a mealy like texture.
  2. Slowly add a little water at a time until your mixture comes together and you have a firm dough.
  3. Wrap in plastic and leave to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Once rested, divide the dough into roughly three equal segments.
  5. Roll each segment of dough out as thinly as possible, cut into strips or diamond shapes, a pizza cutter works well for this.
  6. Save the scraps and cook them as well.
  7. Heat some vegetable oil till it reaches the appropriate stage for frying, you can test this out by dropping a piece of dough in, if it begins to sizzle immediately and rise to the surface, its hot enough, keep a close eye on the temperature while frying. I fry mine to a golden brown, which usually takes just a few minutes, turn them as they cook so they brown on both sides. Remove from the oil and drain on some paper towels.
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