These tasty native savouries from Bengal, demands an artistic dexterity from the person who attempts to prepare it
Nimki is a part of Bengali teatime snacks. There is an array of nimkis and most of them differ on the basis of their size, shape and taste. During Subho Bijoya period which starts from Dashami or tenth day of the Durga Puja, following the immersion of the goddess, Bengali kitchens get busy preparing these indigenous savouries. One such customary Bengali snack is Elo Jhelo. It also goes by the name Kamranga Nimki. It is a crunchy and crispy appetizer that may be kept in an airtight container for days. Elo jhelo comes in both savoury and sweet varieties.
The name sounds fancy, but it requires a special skill to shape them. Unless one can master this culinary art, it is a challenging task. In Maharastra it refers to as Champakali Nimki.
Elo jhelo mishti nimki, Image Source: trishaskitchenalchemy
Let them cool down on their own. Store them in airtight container. Serve Elo jhelo nimki with tea or Subho Bijoya’s mishti (sweets).