Tata Sampann Recipes: Diwali Dawat - Namak Para
As impossible as it is to imagine a Diwali without lights, it is just impossible to think of Diwali festivities without the traditional snacks and sweets. Even if these snacks are available in the markets and at home during the rest of year, these festive food items hold special importance during the Diwali days. Each home in India has their favourite snacks; whether it is the crispy Murukku or melt-in-the-mouth besan ladoos or the simple Namak para, each of these snacks add to the festive cheer in a delicious manner.
Crispy, flaky Namak Para is a simple snack made from a few easily available ingredients. Its sweet version, known as the Shakkar Para, is equally in demand during this time of the year. Making Namak Para is a quick and easy task. What’s easier is adding some nutrition as well as flavour to the Namak Para with some red chilli powder. Its anti-inflammatory properties help decrease the swelling of sore joints and boost blood flow. Capsaicin, the key component of red chillies, can lead to a healthy heart by lowering blood-serum cholesterol and reduces lipid deposits, thus, reversing excessive blood clotting. Capsaicin also improves metabolism, thus, aiding in weight loss.
Use this recipe to add some more flavours to this classic by using Tata Sampann masalas and try something new this Diwali.Tata Sampann Kitchen King Masala has been crafted specially by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Also, our chilli powder comes from Guntur and has natural oils intact, with no added colours or preservatives.
- ½ cup refined flour
- ½ whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp carom seeds
- Pinch of amchur powder
- ½ tsp Tata Sampann Red Chili powder
- 1 tsp Tata Sampann Kitchen King masala
- 1 tbsp. oil
- Water as required
- In a bowl, mix refined flour and whole wheat flour.
- To this, add carom seeds, amchur, Tata Sampann Red Chili Powder, Tata Sampann Kitchen King Masala and salt. Mix it well.
- Add the oil and water to form a firm dough.
- Divide the dough into small balls
- Roll balls into discs with a rolling pin using some oil
- Use a fork to prick the discs
- Cut the discs into triangles and fry in hot oil
- Sprinkle some salt and red chili powder before serving
What new spin are you putting on your Diwali dishes? Do let us know in the comments below.
This article is authored by Bonny Shah
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