A recipe from my kitchen
I was diagnosed with thyroid this summer and was in a frenzy to start eating healthy to eliminate all the processed flours/sugars from my food. In a bid to purge out my shelves, I threw out the store bought items like crackers, biscuits, cookies, savoury mixtures, etc. I began to trawl the net for healthy substitutes for the same and was amazed at the research of such recipes, which were super easy to make. Best part is that you make fresh batches every week and keep up the healthy eating motto.
Sharing with you all a healthy baked cracker recipe that I experimented with in various combinations, till I got the one I liked!
2 cups wheat flour
1 cup sooji or semolina
1 cup Jau / barley flour (optional)
1 cup oats flour (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil ( you can use refined oil / ghee of your choice too)
Salt to taste ( I use an herb/chilli flakes salt or rock salt store bought; you can use common salt or sea salt or whatver you use for salt)
1 tbspoon of ajwain / Caraway seeds
1 tbsp of kasuri methi / dried fenugreek herb (optional)
1 tsp of kashmiri red chilli powder for color (optional)
* Instead of fenugreek, caraway, etc; you can add oregano / basil / thyme / rosemary - any herb seasoning to make it another flavour. One can experiment with the flavour with using different kinds of herb mixes.
** Optional flours can be used in combinations- I make these crackers with 4 types of flours; you could use 2 /3 / all four – it’s up to your palate.
Dry rub in the entire mix and then add oil and crumb rub the mix. Add plenty of water to make slightly tough consistency dough.
Roll out into a 2mm thick circle of 12" diameter and cut to shape with a knife or cookie cutter. While rolling, place a silicon mat or a sheet of butter paper; this will make lifting up the cut pieces easy.
Place on an oven proof plate/tray and bake at 200 deg C in a preheated oven (200 deg c) for 20 mts; then flip and bake another 20 mts.
Time variation can be 15-20 mts depending on how hot your oven gets. I bake mine in a LG microwave at the convection setting!
Thinner the flour rolled out, crisper the crackers will be.
An interior designer by profession, writing is a passion which coupled with travel love blossomed into this blog where I love to just “do my thing”! Be it recipes, food events, travel jaunts, fiction dreaming or even meditative musings; all of it’s taken up quite passionately on my blog. I am a serious wine guzzler and love to chase butterflies in my free time.
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