Nimki Recipe - Crispy Diamond-Shaped Indian Snack

Nimki Recipe - Crispy Diamond-Shaped Indian Snack


 Recipe: Nimki




- 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)

- 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)

- A pinch of salt

- 1/2 teaspoon ajwain seeds (carom seeds)

- 1/4 teaspoon kalonji seeds (nigella seeds)

- Water (for kneading the dough)

- Vegetable oil (for deep frying)




Step 1: Preparing the Nimki Dough


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, ghee, a pinch of salt, ajwain seeds, and kalonji seeds.


  1. Mix the ingredients together until they resemble coarse breadcrumbs.


  1. Gradually add water, a little at a time, and knead the mixture into a firm but pliable dough. It should not be too soft or too stiff.


Step 2: Shaping the Nimki


  1. Divide the dough into small, equal-sized portions and roll each portion into a smooth ball.


  1. Roll out each ball into a thin, rectangular sheet using a rolling pin. The thickness should be similar to that of a puri or papad.


  1. Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut the rolled-out dough into diamond-shaped pieces. You can make small diagonal cuts to create the diamond shapes.


Step 3: Deep Frying the Nimki


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. To check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of dough into the oil. If it sizzles and rises to the surface, the oil is ready for frying.


  1. Carefully slide a few pieces of Nimki into the hot oil, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan.


  1. Fry the Nimki pieces until they turn golden brown and become crisp. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes per batch.


  1. Using a slotted spoon, remove the fried Nimki from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.


  1. Repeat the frying process with the remaining Nimki batches.


Step 4: Serving Nimki


  1. Let the Nimki cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. They will become even crispier as they cool down.


  1. Serve Nimki as a delightful tea-time snack or enjoy them on their own.


Enjoy your homemade Nimki, the crispy and savory diamond-shaped snack that's perfect for any occasion!

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