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Besan Paare (Spicy Crackers)

Besan Paara

Besan Paara are crunchy and spicy. Besan Paara makes a great snack. Serve anytime.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Basen Save, Besan, Kid Friendly, Paare, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup all purpose flour plain flour, maida
  • 1 cup besan gram flour
  • 2 tbsp fine sooji samolina
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1-1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili flake
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 1/2 cup water use as needed
  • oil to fry


  • Mix flour, semolina (sooji), gram flour (besan), salt, carom seeds, asafetida, chili flakes, and oil, together.
  • Add water as needed to make firm but smooth dough. Cover with damp cloth and set aside at least for ten minutes.
  • Knead the dough for another minute and divide into four equal parts.Take each part of the dough and make a flat ball shape.
  • Roll them thin into about 9-inch circles. Prick them with a fork all over the rolled dough, the Paree do not puff when frying.
  • Cut each of the rolled dough into about half inch wide and 3 inch long pieces. Note: you can cut them in your desire shape.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. The frying pan should have at least 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put a small piece of dough in the oil. The dough should make the oil sizzle and come up slowly.
  • Make sure to place just enough Paara so you can turn them over easily when frying. Fry the Paara until both sides are light golden-brown.
  • After Besan Paara come to room temperature they should become crisp.


Try replacing carom (ajwain) seed with dry fenugreek leaves.
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