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Namak Pare Masale

Crisp spicy and savory biscuits

A quick savory snack that can be made ahead and stored for long! This tea time snack is a favorite all over the country. This one here is a particularly special version which is spiced up with the a toss of dry powdered spice that take the flavors a notch higher from the simple to the extraordinary!


  • 1Cup Flour
  • ½ cup Semolina (Sooji/ Rawa)
  • 1tsp Carom seeds
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1tsp Coriander powder
  • ½tsp Red chili powder
  • ½tsp Cumin powder
  • ¼tsp Black pepper
  • ½tsp raw Mango powder
  • Oil for frying
  • 2tbsp clarified butter (ghee)


  1. Mix the flour, semolina, carom seeds and salt together.
  2. Add 2 tablespoon clarified butter and mix well to resemble bread crumbs.
  3. Add a little warm water at a time and knead into a stiff dough.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, roll the ball into a ¼” thick circle and cut into ½ ” squares.
  5. Heat at least 3” oil in a pan.
  6. Add the squares to hot oil and reduce the heat to low.
  7. Deep fry squares and remove when light golden in color and drain on kitchen paper.
  8. Mix all the remaining spices.
  9. Add ½tbsp hot oil to the spices and mix well.
  10. Add the fried crisps and toss well.
  11. Cool and store in an airtight container.
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