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Triangular Nimki

Amrita Roy
10 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Triangular Nimki RECIPE

Traditional Bengali Snack prepared during festive season

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Diwali
  • Punjabi
  • Frying
  • Snacks

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1 cup
  2. Kalonji/ Nigella Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  3. sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  4. salt to taste
  5. Baking Soda - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
  6. Refined oil - 1 tablespoon + 1/2 liter for deep frying


  1. Take maida in a bowl and add kalonji seeds, sugar, salt, baking soda and mix well.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of refined oil in the mixture and mix well once again.
  3. Now add water slowly to make a tight dought similar like poori dough made out of maida.
  4. Keep the dough aside for half an hour by covering it.
  5. Now make equal size balls from the dough.
  6. Take each ball and roll like a poori.
  7. Fold the circular poori into half (half circle shape), fold once again the half circle to give a shape of triangle.
  8. Press the sides of the triangles so that the folds do not open while frying.
  9. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the nimkis under low flame till they are golden brown in color.
  10. Take them out on tissue paper to drain the extra oil and allow them to cool.
  11. After cooling you can sprinkle some black salt on top of the nimkis and store them in airtight container.

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