Neemkee( A Savoury Snack)

Diwali is one of the most loved Indian festivals. Lights, diyas, rangolis, crackers and yummy snacks is what we look forward to. I made many sweet snacks this year but I felt like sharing this savoury one with you. Keeping the authenticity of this snack, I have used refined flour. I made this earlier by swapping whole wheat flour for maida. I even tried baking instead of deep frying. Not that they taste bad but not as good as the original one.


  1. Refined flour or maida       2 cups
  2. Oil                                              3 tbsps
  3. Salt                                            1 tsp
  4. Nigella seeds                          1/2 tsp
  5. Carrom seeds                         1/2 tsp
  6. Water to knead the dough
  7. Oil for deep frying.


  1. Put the flour, oil and salt in a kneader and mix well. Add the seeds and 1 cup water and mix. Add more water if required. We are not looking for a very soft dough.
  2. Put the vessel with oil to heat. Divide the dough into balls and start rolling into chapatis as thin as possible.
  3. Dust with flour while rolling to make sure it does not stick to the rolling board.
  4. Cut into thin long strips vertically and then cutting them horizontally to make approximately 2 inch long and 1/2 inch wide neemkees.
  5. Add them to the oil gently and fry on low heat till they turn light brown.
  6. Take them out on an absorbent paper and wait till they cool down.
  7. Then transfer to an air tight container and it stays good for at least ten days or even a fortnight.

26 thoughts on “Neemkee( A Savoury Snack)

  1. Sayanti aka Shine

    Darun laglo nimki recipe. vulei gechilm. amaro mone porche choto belay, bijoyar age, Ma er ninki bananor kotha. Enjoyed.
    By the way, Anuradha, my blog is now moved to the self hosted platform and the name of the blog is also changed to “The Beauty of Life”. So, please subscribe your email to this blog to get regular update, coz, you may not find the posts in the reader. Thanks in advance for that.

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