Baked Masala Namak Para Recipe (Cumin & Fennel Spiced Biscuits)
Healthy twist to traditionally deep fried Namak Para Recipe by baking them in oven
Baked Masala Namak Para Recipe is an easy recipe prepared with fewer ingredients like maida, wheat flour and spices. Spices like carom seeds, cumin seeds, crushed pepper and hing are used to make this flavourful. Instead of deep frying these namak para, here I have baked them instead, such that there is negligible oil absorption in the recipe. You can serve Baked Masala Namak Para Recipe along with Tea Sandwiches Recipe with Beets, Radish, Avocado and Arugula and chai made with Chai Ka Masala Recipe (Homemade Spice Powder for Tea).
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- 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour
- 1/2 tablespoon Carom seeds (Ajwain)
- 1/2 tablespoon Whole Black Pepper Corns , freshly crushed
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil , and more to brush
- Water , as needed
Directions for Baked Masala Namak Para Recipe (Cumin & Fennel Spiced Biscuits)
To begin making Baked Masala Namak Para Recipe, get all the ingredients ready. Take a mixing bowl and add wheat Flour and all purpose flour. Add carom seeds,crushed cumin seeds, Asafoetida, crushed black pepper, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Mix everything well in the mixing bowl and do a salt check and adjust spices.
Now add 1 tablespoon oil and mix well with the flour.
Now start kneading the flour using a little water. Make sure that the dough should be stiff and smooth, pliable.
Now wrap the dough with a cling wrap or a wet cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven at 180 degree once the dough resting time is done.
On the other hand, take the dough out from cling wrap and divide it into 2 equal portion to a round ball.
Now dust the surface using either maida or wheat flour and roll one ball to a roti (it should be medium thick like a paratha)
Take a knife and cut the roti into small diamond shapes or any desired shape and arrange them a half centimeter apart on the baking tray lined with a parchment paper.
Prepare the namak para shapes similarly with the remaining dough and arrange all of them on the baking tray. Brush the dough with oil.
Once you have arranged all of them on the baking tray, put the tray inside oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until the edges turn deeper golden color.
Remove the Masala namak para from the tray and allow to cool, before you store them in an airtight container.
You can serve Baked Masala Namak Para Recipe along with Tea Sandwiches Recipe with Beets, Radish, Avocado and Arugula and chai made with Chai Ka Masala Recipe (Homemade Spice Powder for Tea).
A Sales & Marketing professional by the day and a masterchef by the night, Pooja has been able to give creative edge to various Indian and western recipes. To satisfy her culinary traveling and cooking learning needs, Pooja has traveled across the country from vibrant cities to remote villages and learn the taste of real India. This has enabled her to bring the authentic taste & flavor of india on to the plate but with a modern twist.