Spicy Namak Para (Masala Paras) – Manjula’s Kitchen

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  • In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients well, all-purpose flour, sooji, salt, black pepper, red pepper, cumin seeds, and methi. Next add the oil mix it well.

  • Add the chilled water slowly, mixing with your fingers as you pour. Do not knead the dough. The dough should be soft. Cover the dough and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes.

  • Knead the dough and divide into two equal parts. Take each part of the dough and make a flat ball shape. Roll them into about 10-inch circles, it should not be very thin.

  • Prick them with a fork all over the rolled dough, on both sides. This helps paras not to puff while frying.

  • Cut each of the rolled dough into about 1/2-inch-wide and 3-inch-long pieces. Note: you can cut them in your desire shape.

  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

  • The frying pan should have at least 1-1/2 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should make the oil sizzle and come up slowly.

  • Make sure to place just enough paras so you can turn them over easily when frying. Fry the paras until both sides are light golden brown. This should take about 8 minutes.

  • After Spicy Namak Paras come to room temperature they should become crisp.

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