Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nimki

Introduction

I know it has been a while since I last wrote my recipe as way too many things are going around at the same time. Excuses apart, and by demand, I have tried to list out the yummy recipe for Nimki (deep-fried flour snacks). It is great to munch around with or without tea. 

Makes quite some so you can store in a container for later use once it cools off.
Nimki

Ingredients Needed

  • All Purpose Flour: 2 cups
  • Black Cumin Seeds: 2 tsp 
  • Olive Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as needed to make a dough
  • Vegetable Oil to deep-fry
Optional: You can either add Ajwain or Regular Cumin Seeds if you do not have Black kind

Steps to follow

In a mixer, add 2 cups flour, salt, 2 teaspoons black cumin seeds and 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix well.
Add ingredients to mix well
Gradually add water to make a dough. You do not want to be too thick or too thin.
Dough
Leave aside for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, on a low heat, add the vegetable oil just about an inch deep in a wok.
Heat Oil in a Wok
After 15 minutes, cut the dough in half and use one at a time. In an wooden area, roll the dough flat using a roller pin using some dry flour as needed if it becomes sticky.
Roll the dough flat
Using a knife or pizza cutter whichever is comfortable, cut into small pieces or in sizes you prefer. For this one, I have used diamonds and squares.
Cut into small pieces
You may now want to turn on to medium heat and try with dropping a small piece to check if the oil is ready or not.

Deep-fry small portions at a time and let it fry until it's golden brown. Be sure you turn over often.
Deep-fry
Using a strainer, drain off the excess oil when ready and add them to a plate with paper towel laid over so as to absorb excess oil.

Quick Note: In this recipe, we have used Olive Oil which helps not to be that oily as it does when you use regular oil. One of my good friend has suggested this advice long back and I still follow it.
Drain excess oil using a strainer
Nimki is now ready to be served with your favorite tea or coffee or just as it is as a snack. Enjoy!
Nimki

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