Namkeen / Nimki also called as Sankarpali or Papdi is a very popular snack at home. My older one is a major fan of Chaats. Be it Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Ragada Pattice or the humble Dahi Papdi Chaat - they are all welcome as a snack or as dinner :). So I tried to make a healthier version of the chaat and the little one wanted different shapes (as usual) and so I ended up baking these beauties and both the kids were happy to get their way. As I always say Win-Win situation!!

So for Day 3 BM #25, I am posting this for the letter N.
Source here
Ingredients - 

Whole Wheat Flour  1 1/2 cup
Baking powder 1 tsp.
Baking Soda a pinch
Ghee/Clarified Butter 2 Tbsp (melted)
Salt to taste

Red Chilli Powder as needed (optional)
Cumin seeds(Jeera) 1 tsp (crushed)
Cold water 1/2 cup or as needed


Method Of Preparation -

Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in the crushed cumin seeds as well.

Rub in the ghee into the flour to resemble bread crumbs. Knead into a stiff dough adding as much cold water as needed.

Set aside the covered dough for a few minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 F and line the baking tray with parchment paper.

Divide the dough into 6 portions and roll each of the portion into a thick sheet. 

Using a pizza cutter or any other sharp object, cut into diamond shapes and spread them in a single layer on the baking tray.

Repeat the process until the dough is done. 

Bake for 20 min and flip each of them and bake for a few more minutes (upto 5 min).

Enjoy them upon cooling.

Check the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#25.

Preparation Time  10 min + Resting Time 30 min + Baking Time 25 min
Makes 3-4 cups
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, February 12, 2013


  1. Akila Says:
  2. Perfect snack

    Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

  3. Deeksha Says:
  4. looks very perfect, crispy and yummy.

  5. divya Says:
  6. Looking so yummy & gorgeous....

  7. Manju Says:
  8. Looks crispy, heathy snack too.

  9. Suma Gandlur Says:
  10. I will give them a try. Whenever I see a baked recipe replacing traditionally fried one, it will be loaded with butter and this doesn't.:)

  11. Nisha Says:
  12. Healthy and crispy snack.. Bookmarked.

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. I always wanted to try baked whole wheat namkeen. Never got around to really make them. Thanks for the recipe, will try your tried and tested recipe now.

  15. preeti garg Says:
  16. Awesome recipe

  17. Priya Suresh Says:
  18. Omg, such a guilt free and attractive munchies.

  19. they came out so perfect...wish I had one right now to go with my cup of tea

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. Namkeen Nimki
    wow i like it
    Namkeen Online

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