Kucho Nimki(Salty Diamond Shape Snacks)

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Kucho Nimki is a diamond shape fried snacks which is obvious in time of Durga Puja. Kucho means small and nimki means salty snacks.It serves best with sweets in the time of Bijoya Dashami /dussera, after immersion of Goddess Durga in holy river. It is good for diwali snacks also.This nimkis are very easy to make but it is very tasty. All purpose flour or maida kneaded in oil, salt, kalonji/ kalojeera and water. Then the dough rested for 20 minutes. Small balls are made of dough flatten like parathas are cut in to diamond shape and fry until light brown. It can served hot or can be stored in a airtight container after it gets cold.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Served AsSnacks
CuisineAsian, Bengali, Indian
Servings 4


  • 2 cup maida/ all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp kalonji/kalojeera
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt for seasoning
  • Water as needed for making dough
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • For making kucho nimki first we start with making the dough.
  • In a big bowl add flour, salt, kalo jeera and oil. Now start mixing it, we called it mayan. This process make nimkis more crunchy and fluffy. After 5 minutes add water and make a medium dough not very soft or hard.
  • Cover it up and rest it for 20 minutes,After that with a knife cut them in diamond shape.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry nimkis in low flame to make it crunchy. Serve hot or store them in an airtight container after it gets cold.

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Usashi Mandal
Usashi Mandal

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