Namak pare (baked)

Happy Holi !!!

When you hear the word Holi, you think of colors, lot of delicacies, gatherings, fun and so on. On this day , family, friends and  relatives get together for celebrations.  A variety of sweets and snacks are prepared on this occasion. When I make a dish, I try to think of different ways in which I can make it healthy while retaining the taste, flavor, texture and look. The traditional recipes used during festivals are certainly tasty but heavy (deep fried). While thinking on these lines, I came up with a healthy way of making ‘Namak Pare’.

Add this healthy recipe to your festival menu.

Kids love it!

Namak pare

Namak pare


  1. All purpose flour  –  three-fourth cup
  2. Soji / semolina –  one-fourth cup
  3. Salt  –  to taste
  4. Ajwain / carom seeds  –  one-fourth tsp
  5. Ghee  –  four tsp
  6. Water  –  one-fourth cup and two tsp


In a bowl mix all-purpose flour, soji, salt and  ajwain. Now add ghee (three tsp) to the flour and rub.  Knead into stiff dough by adding little water at a time.

Cover it and keep it aside for 10 mins. Roll the dough (inch thick).

Cut into strips. Layer it on a greased sheet (use ghee to grease), grease top of the strips

and bake for 20 to 25 mis. Broil it low for less than one min.

Note : broil is to get golden brown color. During broil, be watchful of the time since they’ll turn black if not taken out at the right time.


Serves two


40 mins


One week


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