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Elo Jhelo Nimki | Kamranga Nimki

Elo Jhelo Nimki is a traditional Bengali snack served during festival season like Durga Puja and Diwali.
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time1 hour
Resting of Dough30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Diwali Recipes, Diwali Snacks, Festival Recipes
Yield: 20 nos
Author: Amrita


Elo Jhelo

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • teaspoon Cooking Soda (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Kalonji (Nigella Seeds)
  • 3-4 tablespoon Vegetable oil for dough
  • 2-3 cups Vegetable oil for deep frying

Sugar Syrup

  • cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 Cardamom pod optional


Making of Elo Jhelo

  • Take maida, salt, sugar, soda, and kalonji seeds in a bowl and mix well.
  • Now add oil (3-4 tablespoon) in the dry mixture and rub the flour with your fingers.
  • Slowly add water to make a stiff but smooth dough. Just like maida poori dough.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Now make equal size of balls and roll a round disc like roti.
  • Leaving one cm from each edge, make parallel slits in one cm gap in that round chapati.
  • Next hold both the ends and give a twist to those cuts and lock both the edges by pressing with fingers
  • Repeat the above steps for the remaining dough balls.
  • Next heat oil in a wok and fry the elo jhelos till golden. Fry them in medium heat to avoid burning.
  • Allow them to cool down and later store them in an air-tight container if you want to enjoy savory version of elo jhelo. If you want to enjoy sweeter version of elo jhelo, then follow the below steps of making sugar syrup.

Making of Sugar Syrup and dipping the elo jhelos

  • Take sugar and water in a pan.
  • Boil them to make one strand sugar syrup.
  • After cooling the elo jhelos, dip them in warm sugar syrup for 20 seconds and coat each of them with the syrup and take out. Later you can store them