Namakpara is a crunchy, savory and specially tea time snack of India. It can be in different shapes like square, diamond or ribbon-like strips of pastry delicately seasoned with cumin seeds, black paper powder and deep fried in oil or ghee.


  • All-purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Semolina – 3 spoons
  • Warm water – ½ cup approximately
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Crushed Black paper – ½ TSP
  • Cumin seeds – ½ TSP
  • Oil – 1 to 2 TBS + for frying


  • Mix all of the ingredients as above and make dough out of it and knead it for 5minutes.
  • Cover dough with any vessel and rest it for 10 minutes.
  • Now start to make flat chapatti out of it and on one side start to heat up oil for frying.
  • After you done with chapatti, take knife or pizza cutter and cut it vertically and horizontally to give square or diamond shape to it.
  • After done with rolling namakpara, Start to fry it with enough hot oil on medium to high flame until it’s become nicely golden brown and crispy.
  • Let it cool down and store it in ziplok bag.

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