Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kucho Nimki or Salty Snacks or Namakpara

Whenever two people meet, anywhere, anyplace the first thing come in our mind is let’s having a cup of tea. And for every cup of tea we need perfect snacks also. Like we Bongs always say that Cha with Taa. That mean without a perfect Taa our Cha is Incomplete.

Friends used to come home very often, so every time I used to think what to give with Tea.  As usual my Maa has the solution. And she gave me her home made ‘Kucho Nimki’ recipe. From now onwards every time in my place there is Nimki with Tea. You can try this too.

Preparation time : 10 mints.

Cooking time : 15 mints.


1.All-purpose flour: 200 gm.
2. Half tea spoon kalonji.
3.Salt & Sugar as per taste.
4.Three table spoon sunflower oil. (For Dough).
5.Half cup water.
6.Sunflower oil for frying.


Make dough with all the mentioned ingredients except no 6.

Now make big balls with the dough.

Roll the dough with all-purpose flour like a big roti.


Now cut them with a knife across the width, first horizontally then vertically.  

Cut like diamond shapes.

Now deep fry the Nimki’s , few at a time .

Soak the extra oil in a paper towel.

Enjoy with Tea or Coffee.


Jhurjhure Alu Bhaja or Kurkure Potato Fry

I can’t think any first food without “French Fries”. But how can I forget about our own famous homemade “Jhurjhure Alu Bhaja” or “Kurkure Potato Fry”. Many of you might know this recipe but still few of my non Bengali friends asked me for this typical Bengali “Jhurjhure Alu Bhaja” recipe. Sometime I used to give this to my husband for his office lunch, and some of his colleagues liked it so much.

1.Two large potato.
2.Salt as per taste.
3.Oil for deep frying.
Soaked the potato in some cold water for one hour.
After that, crush the potato with help of kitchen king.

Now add oil in a vessel, and before frying the crushed potato, squeeze the extra water.

Deep fry them in high heat, few at a time.

Soak the extra oil in a paper towel.

Now sprinkle the salt. Enjoy with Plain Rice and Dal or some time with a cup of Tea also.