Aloe Vera Ke namak pare- Deep fried crispy snack made with aloe vera pulp,flour and few spices.
Namak pare are very popular deep fried snack which are best served with a hot cup of tea. In Most of the Indian houses a jar of namak pare is always present in the snack shelf. My mom used to make namak pare regularly with different flavours .As soon as the content of the jar finished the new batch is fried and the jar was refilled soon.This aloe vera ki mathri is also her recipe which I learned from her
Aloe Vera is also known as – Gwarpatha, Kwar gandal and Ghrit Kumari. The Aloe Vera plant has many cosmetic and medicinal properties.It is full of antibiotics which will fight off infections. It prevents constipation, cures ulcers and bacterial infections inside the stomach,reduces cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, soothes joint inflammation especially arthritis related swelling and much more. It is advised to use aloe vera regularly to get its health benefits. I have used aloe vera gel to make the dough for these namak pare .We can also easily make this healthy and easy Aloevera ki sabzi
Namak pare are a must make snack during festivals like Diwali and Holi and during vacation and also as a travel food to pack along other food items. Making namak pare is quite easy if you have added proper amount of moyan/ ghee or oil in the flour and deep fried it on the low temperature. The dough should be tight and stiff then only you will get crisp flaky namak pare. You can make namak pare with either refined flour or wheat flour ,both taste good with not much difference in the taste.
You can make a large batch as namak pare easily stays well for a month. Do store them in an airtight jar specially during monsoon as the moisture in the air can make them soft .I love making fried snacks and have posted few more recipes , you can check – Punjabi Masala Mathri, Phool Khajli Recipe, Khaja/Tikoni Mathri