Monday, 22 August 2016

Triangular Nimki / Teen Kona Nimki

Triangular Nimki or Teen Kona Nimki is a famous Bengali snack. It is different from the Kucho nimki/diamond shaped nimki. Though the ingredients are similar but I think the shape of the two nimki makes the subtle differennce in taste. 

Teen kona nimki is mainly prepared during Durga Puja and served on the day of Vijayadashami. Due to the triangular shape I used call it 'samosa without stuffing' :P.

No you don't need any occasion to munch these triangular beauties. Whenever you get some free time you have to follow the below procedure of making Triangular Nimki and store them to satisfy your evening cravings with tea!

If you are planning to store the nimkis it is very important to cool them after frying otherwise hot nimki in an airtight container will leave vapor and make the inside environment moist, thereby the nimkis won't remain crunchy and crispy.

Triangular Nimki / Teen Kona Nimki

All purpose Flour/Maida - 1 cup
Kalonji/ Nigella Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Baking Soda - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 1 tablespoon + 1/2 liter for deep frying


1. Take maida in a bowl and add kalonji seeds, sugar, salt, baking soda and mix well. 
2. Add 1 tablespoon of refined oil in the mixture and mix well once again. 
3. Now add water slowly to make a tight dought similar like poori dough made out of maida.
4. Keep the dough aside for half an hour by covering it.
5. Now make equal size balls from the dough. Take each ball and roll like a poori. Fold the circular poori into half (half circle shape). Fold once again the half circle to give a shape of triangle. Press the sides of the triangles so that the folds do not open while frying. Alternatively,  you can also use a clove to secure the folds. 
6. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the nimkis under low flame till they are golden brown in color.
7. Take them out on tissue paper to drain the extra oil and allow them to cool.
8. After cooling you can sprinkle some black salt on top of the nimkis. This is optional. Finally store them in airtight container.


  1. Lovely nimkis! Reminds me of my childhood. This was one of our favourite snacks. So nice to read this post!

  2. This is something new to me. Delicious snack..

  3. Looks so delicious, nice tea time snack :)

  4. I see the satisfaction, I like this for the anytime to crunch.

  5. These nimkis looks wonderful, Amrita. They would make great papdi chaat! :)


  6. nice recipe... thanks for sharing..
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  7. A new one for me, delicious tea-time snack..

  8. Never know this before... Crispy and lovely snack....!

  9. Delicious and perfect and crispy

  10. Easy yet tasty tea time snack really.

  11. At a amar khub favourite, Barri samner akta dokane bikri hoto , sokale 9tae sesh,.pori mori kore chut tam. .tomar ta dekhte puro oi oi dokaner moton hoyeche

  12. I hadn't heard of this dish and seems so crunchy. My kid would love it.. delicious!


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