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April 28, 2009

GUJARATI NAMKEEN-in under 5 minutes!

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My ma-in-law comes from Gujarat and has a knack for dishing out particularly delicious snacks, she is a pro at making dhokla, patra, khandvi et all, will be posting recipes of all that yummy stuff soon, in the meantime you can try out this crispy, crunchy, addictive, ready in a snap namkeen, to be enjoyed over tea/coffee or when unexpected guests arrive or as a light snack on it's own.This namkeen is ready in 5 minutes provided you have all the ingredients at hand, and I am sure these ingredients are already sitting in your pantry begging to be made into this gorgeous, simple snack,... so get moving!!For this you require-


  • Raw peanuts-2 tbsp

  • Readymade poppadums-2, roasted

  • Curry leaves- a handful

  • Green chillies-2, chopped fine

  • Puffed rice-2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

  • Sugar-1/2 tsp powdered

  • Citric acid- a pinch

  • Oil-2 tbsp

Method-Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom pan, add the curry leaves and green chilli, tip in the peanuts, fry for a minute next add the turmeric and cook for 30 sec add puffed rice, stirring well.Add the rest of the seasoning and mix well, cook for a minute more, in the end crush the readymade roasted papads and mix in, your namkeen is ready to serve!You can take it a notch higher and serve with chopped onions, tomatoes ,cilantro and a twist of lime.


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Asha April 28, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

Love Gujju farsan!! Yummy quick Papad etc namkeen! :)

Bhawna April 28, 2009 at 7:58 PM  

Sounds good as a teatime snack. What is the gujrati name for it ?

Anonymous ,  April 28, 2009 at 9:29 PM  

this is neat!! n fairly simple to put togther too!

srikars kitchen April 28, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

Great snacks..nice click as well

Cynthia April 29, 2009 at 12:37 AM  

That snack looks crunchy and good.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) April 29, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

Puffed rice is good and healthy snack.I always enjoy them with some tea.

Prathibha May 2, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

first time here...Nice blog..
Namkeen is so colourful and yummy..

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