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5 from 3 votes

Bengali style Nimki

Bengali style Nimki aka Kucho Nimki (কুচো নিমকি) is a diamond shaped deep fried popular snack from Bengal.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bengali Recipes, Diwali Snacks, Dry Snacks
Yield: 4 people
Author: Amrita


  • Wok
  • Rolling Pin & Board


  • 2 cups Maida (All purpose flour)
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Kalonji(Nigella seeds/ Kalojeere)
  • ¼ teaspoon Cooking Soda
  • 2 cups Refined Oil (for deep frying)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black Salt (for sprinkling on top) Optional


  • Take maida in a bowl and mix salt, kalonji and cooking soda into it.
  • Then add ghee and make a tight dough by adding water.
  • Now cover the dough with a wet cloth for 30 minutes.
  • Make equal size balls from the dough. Roll each ball like a chapatti.
  • Take a knife and cut the roti horizontally and vertically such a way that it makes diamond shaped small pieces.
  • Repeat the same procedure for other balls which are made from the dough.
  • Now heat oil in a wok and fry the diamond shaped nimki under low to medium flame.
  • When they turn golden brown take out them from oil in a tissue paper to soak the extra oil.
  • You can store them in an air tightcontainer and serve your guest.