After three sweets in a row, now it’s apt time for a snack. Isn’t it friends. A savory snack that blends with the flavors of black pepper seduces our taste buds for sure. I made a batch of these savory balls which is popular as gatta namkeen, loved and relished by every one at home. The balls are addictive enough to have a handful while lazying around or may be while watching TV.
Though my Diwali sweets and snacks tend to get over before the festival itself, I hide a portion of each one to serve guests. Otherwise I would have nothing special to serve my guests on the Big day. But unfortunately I forgot this when I made these gatta namkeen. That may be because I had prepared them in big batch and thought they would suffice till the day. But to my surprise when I opened the snack jar today it is empty. Meaning, not even a single namkeen is left. So have to plan some other savories now.
Now, let me quickly give some tips for this recipe to be perfect. The 2 tbsp of oil added to the gram flour initially makes all the difference. So I would recommend not to forget this. This oil makes the flour gluten free and gatta namkeen gets a kind of crunch due to this. And water quantity given in the recipe is approximate. It varies based on the flour quality. Add carefully so that dough consistency is perfect for the namkeen.
When you get the dough with needed consistency, then namkeen turns crispy, crunchy and flavorful. Stays for long retaining the crispy-ness. Which is what we all want for…so why are u waiting for? please assemble ingredients for gatta namkeen.