Feb 21, 2017

Karela Shaped Namkeen | Namkeen Palak Karela | Spinach Champakali Nimki | Elo Jhelo Recipe

Spinach Namkeen Karela is very popular snack in India; these can be made on any festival or occasion. You can be made this snack at home using few ingredients in bulk quantity. They are very crisp and delicious.

Spinach puree makes namkeen colorful and enhances the taste also. You can serve these namkeen karela with tea or coffee. It’s a good option in snack for travelling food category.

You can be used carrot puree for orange color, beetroot puree for red color, and color gives more variations to namkeen. You can call Karela shaped namkeen, karela namakpara, champakali, karela nimki, elo jhelo.

Karela Shaped Namkeen | Namkeen Palak Karela | Spinach Champakali Nimki | Elo Jhelo

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 Minutes
Servings: 12 (Depend on Size)
Category: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Cooking Method: Frying

2 Cup All Purpose Flour/ Maida
1/2 Cup Spinach Puree
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Salt to Taste
2 Tbsp. Oil
Vegetable Oil for Deep Frying

Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and knead a dough, add water if needed.
Dough consistency is hard like poori dough and cover it with clothe and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
Divide the dough into equal portion and prepare small balls. Take a one bowl and roll it as small poori.
Cut it vertically but don’t cut the edges.

Now slowly roll the slit poori and gently twist both sides to give a karela shape.
Keep the karela shaped namkeen in separate plate and repeat the same process with whole dough.
Heat the oil in thick bottom wok.  When oil is hot enough, add namkeen one by one in small batches.
Now fry the karela shaped namkeen in oil on medium flame till to crisp and golden brown.
Remove the crisp namkeen in a serving plate and serve with hot tea or coffee.

Notes: If you not like spinach, you can use green color or avoid it. For more colorful namkeen, you can used beetroot puree or carrot puree.

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  1. Palak namkeen looks colorful and a nice savory food to munch on.

  2. It is an all time favorite teatime snack. you have made it so well.

  3. Flavoring namkeen with pureed vegetables sounds very interesting and flavorful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Dangerously addictive namkeen, feel like munching some.

  5. We make a sweeter version but this savory one makes a great snack.

  6. A great snack with the intriguing shape


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