II Namak Pare II


  • 1 cups Maida (unbleached flour)
  • 1cup semolina (Sooji / Rava)
  • 41/2-51/2 tbsp luke warm water
  • 2tbsp. curd / plain yogurt (beaten)
  • 3 tbsp. ghee / unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1tsp. Ajwain
  • 3/4th tsp. Salt or to taste
  • Oil / Ghee to deep fry


  • Mix the flour, salt , ajwain  in a bowl. Add the melted ghee / unsalted and rub between your palms until it takes the form of breadcrumbs. 
  • Combine the curd with water and and form a stiff dough using this liquid. Cover with the damp cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and roll the ball into a inch thick circle. Cut into thin long strips and then into squares.
  • Heat the ghee / oil in a kadhai or deep-frying pan. Fry the squares in a batch over moderate heat. Do not allow the them  to become brown, they should remain pale gold in color.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat the process for frying all squares.
  • Well sealed, they will keep for 2-3 weeks.