Palak Jeera Nimki

Palak Jeera Nimki

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A non-fried version of the famous Bengali snack, you will love to bite into this Palak Jeera Nimki at tea-time!

While the traditional version is usually made of refined flour (maida), which is devoid of most nutrients, here we share a recipe made using whole wheat flour along with iron-rich spinach.

It is worth learning how to cook the nimkis on a tava with very little oil as shown here, even though it takes a bit of time. You can make it whenever you find time, cook and store in an airtight container, to enjoy at leisure!

You can even pop a few into your snack box to enjoy at work when hunger strikes without warning.

Palak Jeera Nimki recipe - How to make Palak Jeera Nimki

Preparation Time:    Baking time:  20 minutes   Baking temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 cups
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi- stiff dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  3. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 250 mm. (10”) diameter circle using little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Trim the edges slightly using a sharp knife.
  5. Cut into approx. 50 mm. × 50 mm. (2”x 2”) square pieces using a sharp knife. You will get approx. 16 pieces.
  6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 16 more pieces using another dough portion.
  7. Arrange them on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 15 minutes or till they turn crisp from both the sides.
  8. Keep aside to cool slightly. Serve or store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy152 cal
Protein6.6 g
Carbohydrates28.3 g
Fiber3.5 g
Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium74 mg