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Nimki is a crisp, crunchy, flaky deep-fried snack made with maida and ghee. The flaky snack is the specialty of Bengali's.
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup maida
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp kalonji
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Oil to fry

For making sata

  • 1 tbsp maida
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  • Take maida in and mix salt, pepper, and kalonji in it.
  • Gradually add little water at a time and knead a hard dough.
  • Cover and keep the dough aside for 15 minutes to set.
  • Mix ghee and 1 tbsp of maida, sata is ready.
  • Knead the dough once again and make a ball. Roll the ball thin, into a disc with 10-12 inch diameter.
  • Place the sata on rolled disc and spread it evenly.
  • Now roll the prepared roti.
  • Cut ½ - ¾ cm balls from the dough. Prepare all balls in a similar manner.
  • Take one ball, place it on a rolling plate, and with help of rolling pin roll it in a circle with a 3-inch diameter.
  • Fold the rolled puri in a half-moon shape. Now again fold it giving it a shape of a cone.
  • With the help of fork make 4-5 pricks on both sides, fold and prick all the nimkis.
  • Similarly, prepare all Nimkis .
  • Take oil in a pan. When oil gets medium hot, place nimkis in the pan as many as possible at a time and fry on low-medium flame until they get golden brown in color (it takes 10-15 minutes for frying a single lot of nimki ).
  • Remove the fried nimkis on a plate with absorbent paper.
  • Similarly, fry all nimkis.
  • Store in an airtight container when cooled completely.


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