Namak Para Recipe - Traditional Diwali Snack Recipe

Here is a lip smacking diwali recipe of Namak para you must try. It's super simple to make and delicious to eat too. Serve it along with a cup of chai and some sweets for the festive season.

Archana Doshi
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Namak Para is a traditional savory cracker made from maida and flavoured with ajwain and ghee. This recipe the Namal para is made from whole wheat flour and as a delicious texture and taste.

This super delicious tea time snack is easy to make and requires just staple ingredients. 

Enjoy Namak Para Recipe with hot Masala Chai as an evening snack or as a festive snack for Diwali.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other tea time snacks such as

  1. Segdalu
  2. North East Khapse
  3. Baked Mini Bread Cups
  4. Gujarati Style Multigrain Masala Kadak Puri

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


6 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Salt , or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • Water , to knead the dough
  • Oil , for deep frying
  • Chaat Masala Powder , to taste

How to make Namak Para Recipe - Traditional Diwali Snack Recipe

  1. To begin with Namak Para recipe,prepare all the ingredients and keep ready.

  2. Into a large mixing bowl add the Whole Wheat flour, ghee, ajwain and salt and mix well with your hands till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Cover it with cloth and let it rest until ready to fry.

  3. Next step is to roll and cut the dough. In the meantime preheat the oil for deep frying. 

  4. Roll the namak para dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle or the desired thickness you like. The thicker the para, the longer it will take to fry.

  5. Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut into diamond shapes. 

  6. Heat oil for deep frying on a medium heat.

  7. Drop the namak para into the hot oil and deep fry till the on low to medium heat until they turn golden brown in color, turning it around constantly while it is deep frying so it gets fried evenly. 

  8. Drain the oil and place them on a kitchen towel/ tissues. Fry the remaining the similar way. 

  9. Sprinkle chaat masala over the namak para if you like to give it that additional chatpata taste.

  10. Once the Namak Para are cooled completely, store in an airtight container and serve.

  11. Enjoy Namak Para Recipe with hot Masala Chai as an evening snack or as a festive snack for Diwali.