Elo Jhelo Nimki Recipe
Kordoi shaped snack recipes that are apt for snacking in evening with tea
Elo Jhelo Nimki is a popular Bengali style Savoury snack.This is mainly prepared during Vijayadashmi and Diwali. It is a crispy and crunchy snack and can be stored in airtight container for 3 to 4 days. This a simple to prepare snack. Only skill involved is while shaping these nimkis. You can serve these Elo Jhelo Nimki Recipe along with Baked Mathri Recipe (Non Fried Tea Time Snack) and Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe for your guests during this festival season or otherwise.
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- 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- Sunflower Oil , to cook
- Salt , to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Kalonji (Onion Nigella Seeds)
How to make Elo Jhelo Nimki Recipe
We begin making Elo Jhelo Nimki Recipe with taking maida, oil, Kaala jeera, salt and sugar all together in a large mixing bowl and kneading with the help of water to make a smooth dough. Allow the dough to rest for half an hour. Remember that the dough should not be very soft or very tight.
Now make equal size of balls and roll each ball into circle with a diameter of about 5 inch.
Cut the circle into half using a knife. Leaving one cm from each edge, make parallel slits in one cm gap in both the half circles.
Now hold both the ends and give a twist to those cuts and lock both the edges by pressing with fingers to shape them. Repeat the above step for the remaining dough.
Meanwhile heat enough cooking oil for deep frying.
Carefully drop each of the nimki and fry elo jhelo in batches till golden and fry them on medium heat to avoid burning.
Store them in airtight container once they cool down to room temperature.
Elo Jhelo Nimki Recipe is part of the Festival Recipes Contest