Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack

Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack

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Nimki is an all-time favourite Bengali jar snack, which has a very appetizing flavour and extremely interesting mouth-feel!

Surprisingly, this snack requires only a few ingredients. Made of a plain flour dough flavoured elegantly with cumin and nigella seeds, the Nimki gets its unique texture from the way it is rolled and cut.

It feels very different when you bite into a Nimki and you are sure to be bowled over by the sheer variety that Indian cuisine offers – isn’t it truly amazing how the same ingredients can yield different kinds of snacks simply because they are rolled or cooked differently?

Continue the trend, and relish many more interesting homemade jar snacks like the Dry Pasta Jar Snack and Caramel Popcorn .

Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack recipe - How to make Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     13Makes 13 nimkis
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3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
2 tsp ghee
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

To Be Mixed Into A Paste
2 tsp plain flour (maida)
2 tsp ghee

  1. Combine the plain flour, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, ghee and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water.
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Knead the dough again and roll into a 250 mm. (10”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling.
  5. Apply the prepared paste evenly over it.
  6. Start rolling tightly from one end to another end.
  7. Cut into 13 equal portions using a sharp knife.
  8. Place a portion on a rolling board, where the swirled part in facing sideways and press it lightly.
  9. Roll into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. And prick using a fork.
  10. Fold into half to form a semi- circle and fold again to form a triangle and press the 2 corners lightly using your index finger.
  11. Prick using a fork on both the sides.
  12. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few nimkis on a slow medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  13. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per nimki
Energy83 cal
Protein0.8 g
Carbohydrates5.1 g
Fiber0 g
Fat6.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.6 mg


Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
 on 07 Aug 20 04:54 PM

Tried it the first time and it came out perfect! Very easy if you follow the recipe carefully 🙌
Tarla Dalal
07 Aug 20 05:28 PM
   Debashree, congrats on making the dish and the jar snack and thanks for the feedback.
Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
 on 13 Apr 20 03:20 PM

Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
 on 21 May 19 09:57 AM

wow its very nice way to making an nimki superb and is different trha ke nimki s bacche v intrest leke khayenge fantastic job mam....
Tarla Dalal
22 May 19 08:43 AM
   Hi Sneha, Glad you liked it! Do try out more recipes from our website and share your experience with us.
Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
 on 27 Dec 17 04:00 PM

Nimki.. jar snack.. recipe.. its crispy.. great for tea time snack. Everybody just loved this recipe.. I have made 2 times and it is just over in minutes..