Namak para

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Namak Para
Type Pastry
Place of origin India, Pakistan
Region or state North India
Main ingredients Flour (whole wheat, refined, or semolina), cumin, carom seeds, and caraway seeds, ghee
Cookbook: Namak Para  Media: Namak Para

Namak para (Urdu: نمک پارا ‎) is a crunchy savoury snack of India and Pakistan.

Namak para is ribbon-like strips of pastry delicately seasoned with ajwain, cumin seeds, carom seeds, and caraway seeds and deep fried in pure ghee (clarified butter). It requires approximately 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.

The pastry is made from whole wheat flour (atta), salt (namak) refined flour (maida), semolina (suji), baking powder and baking soda.

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