Sweet Nimki

For the day 2 themed under 4 ingredients recipe in Blogging Marathon edition #69 is a crunchy sweet cum snack,nimki.

Sweet nimki is a crunchy sweet,coated with sugar syrup,made using all purpose flour..The method for sweet nimki is same as sweet sev except flour based pastry is deep fried and used instead of sev..

This recipe I learnt from a friend of mine and its my kids'favorite.Here I made sugar syrup and add the fried nimkis to coat it well.If you are not comfortable in making sugar syrup,toss the fried nimki with powdered sugar when it is hot.The nimkis needs to be fried in a low flame to get a crunchy and golden color.

                                                                Sweet Nimki

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30-35 minutes
   Makes ~ 3 cups(approximately)


All purpose flour/maida
1.25 cups
4 tbs
1/2 tsp
1/2 cup+1 tbs
Cardamom powder/ellakai
a pinch
for deep frying

  • Take the all purpose flour,salt in a mixing bowl.Mix it well,to this add the ghee.Mix it thoroughly,add water and make a stiff dough.Let it rest for 30 minutes.After 30 minutes,divide the dough into two equal portions.Take one portion on a floured surface.
  • Roll the dough into a 6-7 inch circle of 1/4 inch thickness.With a knife or pizza cutter cut the rolled dough into strips as shown. Take the cut strips in a plate,heat the oil in a medium flame and once it becomes hot drop it in the oil.
  • Reduce the flame to low and fry it till the sizzling sound ceases.Remove it from the oil.Drain in on a paper towel.Continue for the rest of the dough
  • Meanwhile in a wide pan add the sugar and 1/2 cup of water.Let it boil.After 5-6 of boiling check the consistency of the sugar syrup by dropping it in cold water.The sugar syrup needs to be in a soft ball consistency and able to make a ball and should not dissolve in water.Once the sugar syrup reaches the consistency add the cardamom powder and put off the flame.
  • Now add the the fried nimkis and mix it well.After 2-3 minutes of mixing the sugar coats the nimkis well and get crystallized.Transfer it to a plate and separate it well.Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.
  • Store it in an air tight container.

  • The amount of ghee is needed to get a flaky and crunchy nimkis.
  • The consistency of the sugar syrup is important to get it coated well.If it is not in a perfect consistency,the nimkis will be soggy and doesn't taste good.
  • If you feel the nimkis are soft and not crunchy then double fry it in the oil.


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We have similar sweets but shape differs . We call them Dothee and recently when I visited Amritsar we were getting Meethi Mathi . Same procedure but different shape , different name.

Agree with vaishali. Same procedure with different shape and name. Yummy snack.

We call it shakkarpara . It looks so delicious. Nice pictures.

This is truly a real torture, feel like munching some Nalini.

Yummy one. All your sweets are bringing out the nostalgic memories related to diwalis spent in India.

Wow! Such a delightful yet simple sweet. I agree that different shapes of this sweet are known with different names all over India.

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All of you are correct, it is just that we name it different but all love it.

We have similar product we call it dothee ..but we wear it 🤣

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