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Namkeen is a type of savory snack popular in India and Pakistan. It is usually made from a mixture of ingredients such as lentils, peanuts, chickpeas, and spices. Namkeen can be eaten as a snack or as an accompaniment to a meal. It is often served with tea or coffee.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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besan (gram flour)

2 cups

rice flour

1/2 cup

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

ajwain (carom seeds)

1 teaspoon

asafoetida (hing)

1/2 teaspoon

baking soda

1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon


1/4 cup


1/4 cup



Step 1:

In a large bowl, mix together the besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, ajwain, asafoetida, baking soda and salt.

Step 2:

Add the oil and mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 3:

Add the water and mix until the mixture forms a dough.

Step 4:

Knead the dough for a few minutes until it is smooth and pliable.

Step 5:

Divide the dough into small balls.

Step 6:

Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat.

Step 7:

Take one ball of dough and flatten it with your hands.

Step 8:

Carefully drop the flattened dough into the hot oil.

Step 9:

Fry the namkeen until it is golden brown and crisp.

Step 10:

Remove the namkeen from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Step 11:

Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.

Step 12:

Serve the namkeen hot or store in an airtight container for later use.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 50771 users have chowed down on Namkeen a whopping 150407 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Chandigarh, Delhi, Indore, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Namkeen like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Namkeen, our users are head over heels in june, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Namkeen is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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