Diwali the festival of lights is around the corner.We always look forward to this vibrant festival. The best time to celebrate with your family friends and treat them with so many delicious sweets and savory recipes. One such recipe i am sharing today. Try this absolutely lip smacking masala Nimki.
Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Lord Rama . It is believed that on this day Lord Rama returned to his kingdom after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.
The whole house is decorated with beautiful diyas and lights. Many of us are now celebrate green diwali hence no crackers and pollution.I am happy to decorate my home and spend time with my loved ones. Living abroad we do miss the typical celebrations way back in India. We make the best of out whatever is available.Try to help the local street vendors by buying mud diyas from them You will help to light up so many homes and help them celebrate festivities too.
This week we at #Foodiemonday #Bloghop decided to share some amazing recipes for #218th Theme #DiwaliDhamaka.It will help many of you who are still thinking what to make. Check out all the fab recipes for #DiwaliDhamaka.
Recipe for Masala Mathri:
For the Dough:
- 2 Cups -All Purpose Flour (Unbleached)
- 1/2 Cup Whole wheat Atta
- 1 Tsp Kalonji / Nigella Seeds
- Salt to Taste
- 2 Tbsp Ghee
- Water for kneading (about 1/2 Cup)
- Oil for Deep frying
For Masala Sprinkle:
- 1.5 Tbsp Pudina Powder /mint leaves powder
- 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 2 Tsp Chaat Masala
- 1/2 Tsp Kala Namak / Black Salt
- 1 Tsp Ghee for greasing
- 1 Tsp Amchur / Dry Mango powder
Take a wide bottom bowl. Add all purpose flour , whole wheat flour, salt and Kalonji. Mix well. Add ghee and mix again to get a crumbly texture. Add water slowly to knead to a stiff dough. Ensure not to add more water. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
Once the dough is ready divide the dough into small equal balls depending on size of the nimki you prefer. I made about 25 Nimkis. Take a dough ball and roll it into a round disk. Apply ghee and fold it into semi circle. Apply ghee again and fold it into a triangle.
Pick the Nimki and press the edges lightly.Repeat the process for the balance dough balls.
Heat oil in a deep pan. Once the oil is hot, deep fry these nimkis on low flame as it will ensure the inner layers are also fried.Each set will take about 15-20 minutes. So patience is the key.Once they turn golden brown transfer them on to a Bowl.
In a bowl add all the ingredients of Masala for sprinkling. Grease the nikis with ghee and toss them in this masala untill evenly coated. Tranfer them to a plate and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled store them in an airtight Container.
Enjoy with your family and friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE DIWALI!!!!!!!!!!!!
DO YOUR PART TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!