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Wheat and Oats Namakpare

Wheat-and-Oats-Namakpare

Namakpara’s are the most common snack you’ll find in every Indian household. Wheat and Oats Namakpare are an interesting twist to these salty traditional delights and are absolutely mouth-watering. This high tea recipe tastes best when had with a hot cup of tea and probably are the best companions while binge-watching a certain movie, thus making these a great alternative to popcorns.

Ingredients:
2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup semolina
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon powdered mint
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
350 ml water
2 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup oats
2 tablespoon carom seeds
salt as required
3 tablespoon kasoori methi powder
1/2 cup ghee
1/2 teaspoon powdered dry ginger
2 cup refined oil

Procedure:
Step 1
Sieve well the wheat flour and all-purpose flour well, in order to get rid of any impurities. Now, in a medium-sized bowl, mix well the wheat flour and all purpose flour together. Next, add semolina to it now and again mix everything well.

Step 2
In the same bowl, add red chilli powder, asafoetida, kasoori methi powder, dry ginger powder, salt as required, mint powder and carom seeds. Mix it all well. Now, add ghee and oats to the same mixture and using your hands mix everything so that the ghee get evenly distributed.

Step 3
Now, heat a cup of water in the microwave for forty seconds and then add it to the bowl containing the flour. Knead a dough ball. Once you knead the dough, cover it with a lid and keep it aside for some time. Now, take small portions from the dough and make small round balls of it. Using a rolling pin, roll out the balls in the shape of a chapatti.

Step 4
Using a knife, slice the chapati shaped dough vertically and then horizontally, make sure you form diamond-shaped pieces out of it. Repeat the same steps with the rest of the chapattis. Now, heat oil in a pan over medium flame. Once the oil is hot, one by one, add these diamond-shaped pieces into it. Lower the flame and cook until both the sides turn light brown in color.

Step 5
Once fried well, transfer them to a separate plate lined with absorbent paper in order to soak up the extra oil. Let them cool and serve with a hot cup of tea to enjoy!