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Baked Namak Para

Namak para is a savory, crunchy crackers from India.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30 pieces

Ingredients

  • 64 grams (½ cup) All-Purpose Flour
  • 64 grams (½ cup) Wheat Flour or Atta
  • ¾ tsp Salt adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp coarsely crushed Cumin (opt)
  • 1 tbsp White Sesame Seeds (opt)
  • 3 tbsp Butter softened or Ghee check notes
  • 4-6 tbsp cold Water I used 4 tbsp

Instructions

  • Mix together flours, salt, baking powder, sesame seeds, cumin in a bowl.
  • Add butter and rub it into the flour with finger tips.
  • Add water and form stiff dough.
  • Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet and dust it with flour.
  • Dust the rolling surface with flour and roll out the dough into ¼” thick disc and cut it into squares or diamonds. Collect the scrapes and repeat the process again. I divided the dough into two balls and then rolled it.
  • Transfer the squares to the baking sheet. Prick the squares with a fork and bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Mine were done in 15 minutes and 10 minutes into baking, I flipped the squares for even baking.
  • Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Butter - I used butter and melted it in microwave for 30 seconds. Can use half oil & butter.
  • Salt – Adjust salt to taste. I found it a bit on the saltier side but not very salty that it cannot be eaten. Also, make sure to mix the dry ingredients well so the salt is evenly mixed with the flour.