Sunday, August 10, 2008

Nimki, an award and thanks

I remember when I was a kid, my mom used to make nimki for my sister and me for snacks and we loved it. My sister loved it more when they were put in sugar syrup to make it sweet. Since we loved it so much, I thought that my boy would also like it, and I thought correct. He loved it. He was playing with two girls who are eight, and his dadda and among the four of them (one adult and three kids), they finished it. Yay!! It was very difficult for me to save some for a picture.

When I started making it I realized that this needed maida (refined flour) and had to be deep fried. Now I got paranoid with the combination of maida and deep frying which are both not very good for health, so I substituted maida with atta (whole wheat flour). Also I used less oil for frying. Thought it might be different, but it was very much like what I ate as a kid.


Atta (Whole wheat flour): 125 gms

Ghee (clarified butter): 1 tbsp

Salt: 1tbsp

Kalo jeere(kalaunji/nigella seeds): 2 tbsp

Water: as required

Oil: for frying


1) Mix the ghee, atta and salt together.

2) Add the kalo jerre and water, and knead into a dough just like we do while making roti.

3) Divide the dough into balls.
4) Flatten the balls and then roll them out in circles, dusting with flour when required.
5) With a knife, cut criss cross strips on the rolled out dough. They should be diamond shaped. I know mine are not good shapes, but that is the idea.
6) Heat oil in a kadai and fry.
7) Drain on kitchen paper.
8) If kept in an air tight container, it can last for up to 2 weeks.
I also wanted to thank Dibs for the Blogging Friends Forever award. She is the second person to do so, and I thank her with all my heart. I will always cherish it Dibs. I have already passed it on to 5 people earlier.
I received a lot of wonderful comments for my last post. I want to thank everyone for the kind words. This really encourages me to do better.


  1. Hi Sanhita,
    Thank you for adding me to your blog roll. You too have such a nice blog. Thanks again for visiting my blog. Keep coming and post in your comments.
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  2. I can easily see how this yummy snack can become everyone's favourite :) I can almost feel the crunch Sanhita!