Kaju NamakPare- A crisp delicious fried snack made in the shape of cashew
Kaju Namakpare is a delicious crisp crunchy snack made specially during festival. As Diwali is around the corner so we all are busy making sweets and savory for family and friends. Though there are so many savory and sweets we can make on Diwali but few items are made every year like mathri , chivda , gulabjamun, chakli ,sev etc.
I make mathri every year so this time I tried making these cute little kaju namak pare . The reason for trying these are my Little grand son Aniruddh ,he is a fussy eater but he loves to eats cashews so I thought he may like these too .The kaju pare turn crisp and delicious and he loved these cashews too 🙂
The recipe is quite easy to follow but the shaping do need some time and patience. The dough is made with refined flour and semolina. You can make with only flour if you wish. The spices are simple ,just added salt ,ajwain and some crushed pepper. You can also sprinkle some chat masala or chili powder after frying namakare.
You can also try these delicious snack and savory for Diwali-
- Poha Chivda Namkeen
- Tikoni Khaja Mathri
- Pinwheel Samosa
- Amchoor ki Saunth chutney
- Anjeer Ki Barfi
- Instant Kalakand
- Pista Barfi
Make a roti from the dough and using a small sharp lid cut the shape of half moon/cashew from the rolled roti.
Keep cutting in rows to make it perfectly
keep shaping till you finish the dough.
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- 1 cup =250 ml
- 250 gm Refined Flour / Maida
- 4 tbsp Semolina / Sooji
- 1/4 cup Cooking oil
- 1 tsp Carom Seeds / Ajwain
- 1 tsp Peppercorns / Sabut Kali Mirch crushed
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3/4 tsp Chat masala optional
- Sieve refined flour in a bowl and then add semolina salt ,crushed pepper . Rub ajwain between your palm and add in the flour. mix everything
- Now add cooking oil and it in rub in the flour.
- Using water make a medium stiff dough and then keep it aside for 15 minutes to rest.
- Make 3 balls from the dough and roll each to make medium thick chapati. don't roll it too thin or thick.
- Now using a sharp lid cut semi circle from the dough. keep working in the same line to get perfect shapes.
- Keep cutting kajupare till you finish the dough.
- Heat enough oil to deep fry in a wide deep pan.
- Add some kajupare in medium hot oil and then lower the heat and fry till they turn golden in colour.
- Fry all the kajupare same way.
- Drain on a kitchen napkin to absorb the extra oil.Now you can sprinkle some chat masala or chili powder on the fried kajupare.
- Let the kaju pare cool down completely then store in an airtight jar.
- Serve with a hot cup of tea !