Champakali Nimki Recipe - Elo jhelo nimki recipe - Karela Chaat Recipe
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
  • Refined flour – 500 grams (5 cups)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp (coarsely ground)
  • Carom seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 125 grams (2/3 cup)
  1. Take refined flour in a big mixing bowl followed by cumin seeds, carom seeds, salt, black pepper and oil. Mix everything really well.
  2. Add water in small portions to the flour and knead stiff dough. Dough should be harder than required for making pooris. Cover and leave the dough on one side for 15 to 20 minutes to set.
  3. Later, knead the dough a little and divide it into medium lemon size lumps. Take a lump and roll it out into 6 to 7 inch diameter round and thin poori.
  4. Now cut the poori into 1 cm/1/2 inch thin strips leaving ½ inch space from top and bottom.
  5. Then start folding the poori from one side to another side of it. Stick the ½ inch top and bottom properly to make both the ends pointy like bitter gourd.
  6. Place the prepared bitter gourd shaped nimki on a plate and likewise prepare the rest of them.
  7. Heat enough oil in a wok on flame to deep fry the bitter gourd shaped nimki. When the oil gets heated, slide the bitter gourd shaped nimki in the wok.
  8. Fry the bitter gourd shaped nimki on medium-low flame until they become light brown in colour from all the sides.
  9. Later, transfer the fried bitter gourd shaped nimki on a plate covered with absorbent paper. Bitter gourd shaped nimki are ready.
  10. Have these crispy and tasty bitter gourd shaped nimki along with piping hot cup of tea. You can store the nimki in an airtight container. To prepare the chaat, take two bitter gourd shaped nimki on a serving plate.
  11. Put 3 to 4 pieces of boiled potato on the plate followed by some whisked curd, salt, black salt and roasted cumin powder. Pour some sweet chutney, green coriander chutney on top.
  12. Again sprinkle some roasted cumin powder and red chilly powder on the chaat and top it up with sev and pomegranate seeds. Bitter gourd shaped nimki chaat is ready to serve.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at