Friday, 5 July 2013

Savoury Crackers



Bangalore feels like a hill station for past few days, thanks to the rains around coastal and interior parts of Karnataka. Its default that hot drinks are the only way to keep me on toes in this sulking weather. Don't those drinks need to be accompanied by snacks, Of course they do. Not a compulsive eater but someday's I just feel like.

Masala crackers have always been my quick fix to such temptations. This has been sitting in my FB page for long and since I had not baked/made much interesting stuff off late , I thought why not a post on these crackers and so here goes the recipe.



Ingredients
1/2 cup Refined Flour
1/2 cup Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
Sugar 2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp (adjust as per your need)
Curd as required to knead the dough
Savoury Mix
Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds 1 tsp
Pepper Powder 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
Curry Leaves - 10 to 12
Dry Ginger flakes - 10 no


My way of making
1. Sift the flours together and add salt,sugar,sesame seeds,pepper powder,fennel seeds,baking soda and mix well.
2. U can either fine chop the last of the three ingredients or just powder them together in your mixer on speed 1 (thats what I preferred).
3. Add to the mix and use the required amount of Curd to knead the dough until firm (like the texture for chappathis)
4. Meanwhile Pre heat your oven to 180C or 350F
5. Roll the dough as for chappathis with minimum thickness.
6. Cut to desired shapes and prick them with a fork so as to avoid them for raising and bake for about 15-20 mts at the same temperature of 180c or 350F.
7. Do check for the browning of the sides which is an indicator to remove them from the oven.
8. Enjoy your crackers when cooled with Tea or Coffee...


Notes
1. Lesser the thickness, crispier the crackers
2. I have replaced butter with curd here. If you prefer to use butter it would be 75 gms. Melt it before kneading it with the dough.

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