Learn how to make the most delicious Munthiri Biscuit – Kaju Namak Pare recipe with step by step pictures. Cashew shaped spicy maida biscuits – kaju namak pare recipe is a simple but perfect snack with evening tea/coffee!
Cuisine: Tamilnadu Recipes
Servings: 1half kg box
1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml
1/2tbspKashmiri Red Chilli Powder
Salt as needed
Water as needed
Oil for Deep-frying
First powder the 2tbsp sugar in a blender.
In a mixing bowl add 2 cup maida/all-purpose flour along with the powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp ajwain, 2 tbsp ghee and salt as needed.
Mix everything together and when you press the flour, it should hold shape.
Now add water as needed and knead into a soft pliable dough.
Let the dough rest for 10 mins.
After 10 mins, divide the dough into two equal parts. Dust a part of dough in flour.
Roll it into a large circle of about 3mm thickness. It should not be too thick – makes it harder to cook.
Now take a metal bottle cap and start cutting half-moon shape from one side.
Use the bottle cap to cut the shape, test a few pieces to get the desired width. If you cut it too deep, the shape doesn’t resemble cashew.
As one line of dough is cut, move onto the next line and repeat it until the dough is all over. Bring the leftover dough together and repeat this with the rest of the dough.
Place the cut biscuits in separate plates/newspaper. Meanwhile heat oil for deep frying. Once hot, set the flame on low.
Drop a batch of prepared munthiri biscuits into oil. Even if the biscuits are stuck together, they will separate in the oil and slowly raise up.
Fry on low flame until they are golden brown. It takes about 5-7 minutes per batch.
Remove them from oil and drain on a kitchen tissue. Repeat this with all the prepared biscuits.
As the last batch is frying, add 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder and a little salt.
Add all the prepared warm munthiri biscuit/kaju namak pare along with the last batch that is still hot. Toss them around until the biscuits are coated with the spice.
Store in an airtight container and store at room temperature for upto 15 days.
It is optional to toss the biscuits in red chilli powder & salt at the end.
These biscuits can be cut in any shape, diamonds or squares.
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