You must be Thinking that what is this KFC Savory Diamonds....hahahaha.....Yeah, its a
K(C)SHEW-FENUGREEK-COCONUT Savory Diamonds (Namakpara).....;)
Namakpara is Ribbon-like strips of pastry Delicately seasoned with cumin seeds, carom seeds, and caraway seeds and deep fried in Oil or Ghee (Clarified Butter). It requires Approximately 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook. They are made from whole wheat flour (atta), Refined flour (maida).
One of the best foods for coffee and Tea in the Indian snack range is the Mathri. They can be plain or flavored with dried Fenugreek leaves (Methi) or Ajwain seeds. Crispy and crunchy they make a good accompaniment to every party. Another Indian snack for this Diwali festival..
Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn Every year. Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. As its just around the corner and now everyone will start thinking that what to make and what to eat in this Diwali ...Around a month before the festival starts, women, especially of my mother and grandmother's generations, get together in each others kitchens in turn to make the all-important Diwali snacks. Snack-making is very much a social activity, with older women turning out a dozen or more items and young people keeping the tradition alive by making at least a few.
Diwali snacks, made from chickpeas, rice, lentil and several other varieties of flours, are seasoned with different combination of spices, sesame seeds, fresh or dry fenugreek leaves or Coconut, into assorted shapes and usually deep-fried – though nowadays both mithai and snacks are available in low-fat, low-sugar and baked versions. It's common for family and friends to drop around to each other's houses with boxes of homemade snacks.
So, We #Foodiemonday Friends decided to take an Opportunity to introduce you guys with a different versions of Diwali Snacks, So our theme was #Diwalisavorysnacks, Here I am presenting very different and My own version of Namakpaara....These are the mixture of K(C)ashew, Dry Fenugreek leaves and Dry Coconut...I was thinking to make something different in this Diwali and finally I landed up with this!!! They are so flavorful, and So Crisp....When I was frying them my whole house was with Very nice Aroma of Fenugreek leaves and Coconut...!!! I Just fried them and tasted them...Mmmmmmmm...It was damn Tasty....So finally, I took a deep breath and was Satisfied with these output...So Sending this Entry in our #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Event and I am so excited to Present this. Check out the step by step Recipe!
1/2 Cup K(C)ashew Powder
1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1tsp Kasoori Methi (Dry fenugreek leaves)
Salt to taste
Red chili Powder
pinch of Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
2 Tbsp Oil
Oil to fry
MIlk to make Dough
How to make Coconut Masala
1Tbsp Fennel seeds
1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 Tbsp Cumin seeds
1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
3 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
Pinch of Salt
Let's make a Coconut Masala first.
1. Take a Pan and dry Roast the fennel seeds, Coriander seeds, Cumin seeds, and Sesame Seeds. Just turn off the gas when you get the nice aroma of these roasted seeds, and Take out them from the pan, and let them cool.
2. Take a blender and add these roasted seeds in the blender and make a lil coarse powder. Add this powder to the desiccated coconut powder and mix them well.
3. Add red chili powder, Garam Masala and pinch of salt in it mix well and put it aside.
4. Now, Lets move on to make a dough of these shakkarpara....for This, Take a bowl and place the Cashew Powder in it.
6. Now, make a smooth dough and Roll it square, Prick the roll and Now cut them in a diamond shape.
7. Deep fry them golden brown in a deep pan. Take out them on a tissue paper and let them cool...
8. Place them in an Airtight container. Try out them And Enjoyyyyyy them in this Diwali :)