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Diwali Recipe: Nimki

A delicious savoury snack from @SandhyasKitchen to share with friends and family this Diwali.

 Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | 


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • Water as needed
  • 1/8 cup oil/ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Oil/ghee for both frying and spreading


  1. Add plain flour, cumin seeds, carom seeds, kasuri methi, chaat masala, chilli powder, salt and ghee to a large mixing bowl and mix with fingers until the flour resembles a crumbly texture

  2. Add a little water a time and knead into a semi- still dough

  3. Cover the dough and set it aside for at least 30 minutes

  4. Pinch the dough and divide them into 12-15 small equal sizes
  5. Pick one dough ball at a time and roll them into 8-10cm discs then prick all over with a fork
  6. Smear ghee all over the disc and fold them into a semi circle. Prick the semi circle with fork again
  7. Smear ghee on the semi circle and fold again to obtain a triangle. Prick the prepared nimki all over and press the corners
  8. Repeat this process for all the remaining nimki’s.

  9. Heat oil in a deep pan then gently slide 4 nimki’s at a time into the hot oil
  10. Deep fry the nimki’s on a low flame to make sure they are fried well between all the layers. This process can take about 8-10 minutes. Drain the fried nimki on a kitchen paper and allow them to cool down.

  11. Repeat the process for the remaining nimki’s.

  12. Cool completely and store in an airtight jar

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