Thursday, 17 March 2016

Snacks for toddlers - Namak para

   Evenings are the best time to munch something along with our hot beverages. After a long day of hard work when my daughter comes home in the evening she goes around looking for some crunchy munchies (which happens rarely). On one such evening she found these namak paras. She asked for them with some mango pickle. Abi saw his mother eating and wanted to try it but was very scared that the pickle  might be too spicy for him. After watching his mom enjoy the snacks, he too mustered some courage to try them. Believe me, he liked it so much including the pickle. The pickle was homemade, so less spice in it. Ever since he asks for namak para with achar only so we give very less. Just seeing the pickle by the side of namak para he is happy to eat. Thus, I choose the theme of snacks for toddlers for this month BM. I personally do not like to give too much of maida to my li'l one so I keep experimenting with the basic recipes. This particular one is a result of that successful experiment and a hit with adults as well. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#62.
Now for the recipe.

  1. Maida - 2 cups
  2. Wheat flour - 1 cup
  3. Sooji/ semolina - 1/3 cup
  4. Ajwain - 1 teaspoon
  5. Salt, pepper - to taste
  6. Oil - 1/2 cup (for kneading)
  7. Oil - for frying
  1. Mix all the flour, ajwain, salt and pepper  together.
  2. Add the oil to the flour and rub (gently) them together with both hands till they resemble bread crumbs.
  3. Now add water a little at a time and knead to make a tight (like for samosa) dough.Cover and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Take an orange sized ball of the dough and roll a slightly thick chapati. Prick all over the chapati with a fork.  
  5. Now with the help of a knife, cut it into desired shapes.
  6. Deep fry them in medium heat oil till they turn golden brown.
  7. Drain and store them in a airtight container.


Jayanthi said...

My favorite snack ...I remember how my grandma used to make for snacks. Love it!

Amara Annapaneni said...

A favorite snack for all ages I have to say. Yummy:)

Ritu Tangri said...

Our basic simple recipes can never compete with whatever fancy dishes we make... Our taste buds always crave for that :)

Pavani N said...

Adding atta to maida is a great idea. Anything crunchy munchy with some nutritive value is always welcome in our house. Will try your recipe some time.

Sapana Behl said...

I love namakpare. So tasty to munch on with a cup of tea.Do not forget to link it on my space for Kids Delight event.

Priya Suresh said...

Feel like munching some, addictive Namak para.

Chef Mireille said...

us adults would even like to snack on it also

Harini-Jaya R said...

Why only toddlers, the adults also enjoy these munchies!!

Gayathri Kumar said...

This is one of my most fav snacks from childhood. looks so yum..

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