Rongila Nimki (Beetroot, Carrot and Spinach Flavoured Bengali Fried Diamond Shaped Savoury Snack)

1It was the festival of colours and I decided to make something colourful, different but easy. So I decided to use natural colour by using the vegetables and to make the ‘Nimki’ healthy. You must be aware that ‘Nimki’ is a crisp savory snack from Bong kitchen…I have shared the ‘Kuncho Nimki’ recipe before. It is made in the same way but I have flavored them differently. And to look nice I gave them different shapes too. Try these Bengali snack and serve with hot Masala Tea or Coffee! Wish you all a happy and Colorful Holi!

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Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour – 400 gms
  • Baking Soda – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Melted Ghee (clarified butter) or Vegetable Oil – 6 Tbsp
  • Oil – For deep frying

For Spinach Flavoured Nimki:

  • Spinach Paste – 4-5 Tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
  • Carom Seeds – ¼ tsp

For Carrot Flavoured Nimki:

  • Carrot – 1 (Grated)
  • Corn Meal – 3 tbsp
  • Carom Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp

For Beetroot Nimki:

  • Boiled Beetroot Paste – 4 Tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp

Steps:

  1.  Begin with kneading the dough. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and ghee/oil in a large bowl.
  2. Divided the mixture into 3 parts.
  3. Knead the dough adding the ingredients separately mentioned above. Add a little water at a time. Cover the dough and leave to rest for 30 mins.
  4. Take out small balls out of dough and roll out into big circular disc adding a little flour (like roti).
  5. Cut the roti into crisscross pattern or any shape you want.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai or pan and deep fry the ‘nimkis’ in hot oil till crisp.
  7. Remove and keep on paper towels to drain the excess oil.
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature with Masala Tea.

Notes:

~ To maintain the oil temperature turn the flame to high, add ‘nimkis’, fry on high flame and once puffed up turn the flame to simmer and remove ‘nimkis’ immediately.

~ It is important that you take out the ‘nimkis’ from oil at correct time else the ‘nimkis’ will get browned and will taste bitter.

 

 

 

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