Kucho nimki is a Bengali fried snack made from flour dough and shaped like diamonds. The word “Kucho” means small and “Nimki” means savoury munchies. This snack is an easy one to make and requires a few ingredients. The Bengali people usually make the kucho nimki during Durga puja festival.
In this article, we will feature this simple and tasty Bengali diamond shaped snack known as “Kucho Nimki”.
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons of oil
1 tablespoon of Kala jeera/ kalonji
Oil for frying
What Kucho Nimki Can Be Served With
Kucho nimki can be served with ginger cardamom chai.
- Rolling pin
- Mesh strainer
- Paper towel
- Sift flour into a large bowl, using a mesh strainer. Add salt, kalo jeera and two tablespoons of oil. Mix together.
- After about 5 minutes, add water and form a dough which is not too soft nor too hard.
- Cover the bowl containing the dough and set it aside for about 20 minutes.
- Form two balls from the dough and use your rolling pin to roll over the dough to make it flat, but not too light.
- Cut the flattened dough into diamond shapes and set aside.
- Heat some oil in the frying pan and fry the kucho nimkis in it. Do this on low heat.
- When they are well fried, remove them from the oil and transfer them onto a tray lined with paper towel.
- Let the kucho nimkis cool and serve. If you want to store them then keep them in an airtight container.