Hearty Namakpare

Vacation is going on and kids are at home ,and every often they demand for something to eat,for their choti choti bhuk I made this hearty namakpare. This is a very commonly made recipe  in my house with variations and different shapes. I added spices to make it more tasty. The best thing is these can be stored up to 1 month,even in summers. Lets learn how to make perfect Hearty Namakpare.


All purpose flour(maida) – 1 cup
Semolina/ sooji – ½ cup
Warm oil – 2 tbsp
Water – for kneading
Salt – 3/4th tsp
Carom seeds(ajvayin) – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 2 generous pinch
Oil- for deep frying
chilli flakes-1tsp

tilli (seasme seeds)-2tsp113


  1. In a bowl take flour and semolina , give it a mix .
  2. Add salt, ajwain, turmeric,chilliflex,tilli and mix well with hands.114
  3. Add warm water and rub well.
  4. Now add water and knead into a tight dough.
  5. Cover it with cloth and rest it for 1 hour.
  6. After one hour, heat oil in a  wok.
  7. Take the dough and divide into 4 equal parts.
  8. Sprinkle some flour on the kitchen counter and roll the dough like thin chapatti
  9. Cut into Hearts with cookie cutter .115
  10. Check the oil it should not be smocking hot .
  11. Put a pinch of the dough in oil, if it is coming to top then its ok.116
  12. Add Hearty Namakpare in hot oil . once those float on top ,increase the flame to high and fry the Namakpares till they turn nice golden.117
  13. Don’t over fry.
  14. Take out immediately from the oil, keep on a absorbent paper.

Once cool keep them in a tight container.

Notes: You can sprinkle chat masala over the hearty namakpare .You can use this to make papdichat. You can serve with hummus also
Enjoy ..118

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