Firecracker Namak Pare | Easy Diwali Snack for Kids
Namak Pare video recipe shaped in the form of firecrackers for kids. Easy homemade namak para recipe.
It’s a happy, festive time of the year. Diwali is just a few weeks away, cleaning is on, kitchen is busy, shopping continues. It’s the best time of the year. Since Diwali is all about spending some quality time with family and friends, the obvious focus is on food. Women in the house make lots of snacks and sweets to offer the guests.
Diwali snacks vary from one region to another within India but it’s almost a tradition to make snacks and sweets at home for Diwali. I have also started to make a few snacks. One of those snacks is crispy namak pare.
Crispy namak pare is a quintessential Diwali snack. There are a lot of versions out there but you may have never heard of firecracker namak pare. Let’s see why I named them firecracker namak pare.
Every year on Diwali, we say no to firecrackers because of how harmful they are to our environment and to our lungs. We don’t bring firecrackers home but in order to introduce my 3 year old to crackers, I made this recipe. This is my namak pare recipe but shaped to look like firecrackers. My daughter was so excited to learn about firecrackers while we bonded over these namak pare.
Do try this recipe and make your children aware of the harmful effects of firecrackers. Let’s together say no to firecrackers.
Fire Cracker Namak Pare | Easy Diwali Snack For Kids
Namak Pare video recipe shaped in the form of firecrackers for kids. Easy homemade namak para recipe. Easy Diwali Snack Recipe.
- 1 cup All purpose flour or whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup Gram flour or Besan
- 2 tbsp Sooji or Rawa
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Pepper powder
- 1 tbsp Kasoori Methi (Dry fenugreek leaves) (optional)
- 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp Cumin seeds or carom seeds
- Oil for Deep Frying
Sift together flour, gram flour, sooji, salt, pepper powder, kasoori methi, turmeric powder.
Heat 2 tbsp oil and add sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Allow to crackle.
Add hot oil mixture in the flour mix and knead a medium soft dough with water.
Rest the dough for 10 to 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into three equal parts. Now roll the dough into a big circle (thickness a bit more thick than paratha).
Simply cut into diamonds or make fire cracker shapes as explained below.
For Ground Spinner or Chakri - Using a small cookie cutter, make small circles and with the help of a knife, carve a spiral in the center.
For Rocket Top - Using a big cookie cutter, make big circles and divide them into two halves. Bring both the corners together of one half to form a cone. Press together into a cone.
For Rocket Stick - Cut into small equal length strips for the rocket bottom.
For Sparkles or Fuljhadi - Roll a big rectangular strip into a circle or a log. Make spirals with the back of a fork.
For Caps - Simply cut squares and with the help of a skewer, make a hole in the center.
Fry all the fire cracker namak pare, in batches, till crispy and light brown (on medium heat).