Namakpare is that one ever ready Indian snack you can always find at your grandmother’s place no matter what. If you’ve grown up in an Indian household, you would know exactly the significance and the love for them. Unlike chips and snacks that you find in the market, filled with nitrogen and made with unhealthy ingredients, homemade snacks are free from artificial flavors and preservatives. Namakpare are salty, long strips made out of suji and besan, lightly salted. Simple, healthy ingredients that go a long way in creating an irresistible snack. Namakpare are crunchy, healthy and delicious snacks or treats that are perfect to pair with evening tea or coffee. Whenever hunger strikes, namakpare can be a go-to snack that you can enjoy eating without feeling guilty as they are comparatively low in fat. Here’s how you can make namakpare at home.  

Ingredients- 

  1. Two cup maida ( flour) 
  2. ¼ cup suji (semolina) 
  3. ¼ cup besan 
  4. 1 tablespoon salt 
  5. Carom seeds 
  6. 4 tablespoons of oil 
  7. Water

Method for preparation 

  1. Take maida, besan and suji together in a big bowl. Add carom seeds, half teaspoon of oil and water. 
  2. Using all the ingredients, knead a firm dough and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.  
  3. Flatten the dough into a round chapati-like shape and cut the flattened dough into small parts in the diamond shape. 
  4. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the namakpare until it turns brown and crispy. 
  5. After frying, soak the excess oil out of them by using a napkin. Namakpare are ready!
  6. Sprinkle them with your choice of seasoning to enhance the flavour.  
  7. Allow them to cool down and soon after store in an airtight container. 


Perfect kid-friendly wholesome snacks await you and your family. Do make this homemade snack and enjoy!