Masala Crackers

While browsing through other blogs I saw an version of savory biscuits(crackers). It was an interesting recipe as each one had either a combination of masala powders or grains or nuts and herbs. Over the weekend I made a batch of these crackers to munch with tea in the evening and the best part is it is not a deep fried snack like a bajji or pakoda.

These are very simple, takes about 15-20 minutes and you can make varieties of crackers every time with a basic recipe.

Ingredients: (Makes about 15 large crackers)

Wheat flour- 3/4 cup
All purpose flour- 1/2 cup
Rice Flour- 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Red pepper flakes- 1-2 pinches
Roasted cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tsp
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Water- to knead (1/2-1 cup approx)


Pre heat the oven to 350 F.

Mix all flours together, add salt and baking powder to the flours. Add roasted cumin powder, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Add olive oil to the flour and knead lightly to get a crumbly texture. Start adding water slowly till you can knead it like a chapati dough(firmer, not a soft dough).

Dust the rolling pin with some flour and flatten out the dough to 1/4″ thickness. With a cookie cutter (I used a round shape), cut the dough into desired shape. I made some like sticks(strands) and some into round shapes.

In a baking tray, line up the crackers and bake at 350 for 20 minutes till the top of the crackers look golden in color. Do not keep baking till it looks like a well done cracker, as that will be too hard to even take a bite. Most cookies and crackers will bake as they cool, so take them out and let it sit on the counter top. Even if they are undone, you can slightly bake them again. Once the crackers have cooled, store them in an air tight container or a jar. Use it within 2-3 days.

Serve with tea for the evenings or with any dips. These crackers are going to Divya’s Sunday Snacks event.

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18 Comments to “Masala Crackers”

  1. Asha says:

    Love them with whatever masala in them, yummy to eat with weather like this. It’s snowing lightly here, just started.

    My blog “edit post” is still not back or fixed, guess there is no post from me t’morrow! 😀

  2. simplyfood says:

    Nice healthy crackers.Easy and straight forward recipe to follow.

  3. Jyoti says:

    Thats lovely..pic is very nice..

  4. PJ says:

    ooh.. masala crackers! It has been so many years since I had one.. now your post is tempting me to make a batch.

  5. Cham says:

    I love masala biscuit i made once from another blogger! Great snack!

  6. Priya says:

    Prefect crackers to munch anytime…looks fantastic, crispy!!

  7. I love to bake and these crackers looks so crunchy and yumm:)

  8. Malar Gandhi says:

    Wow thats a nice crispy snack…must be great for tea time:)

  9. Usha says:

    Crackers look crisp and perfect !

  10. I love crackers that crack me up…. I did not know how to make them, I say it like if I knew I would have made them….. Hmmmmm…. Oh! me & make….. (clearing my throat)…. 😉 This evening I bought a few to satisfy my cravings for it….. Only tomorrow would I go all crack crack with them…… CRACK ME!!!


  11. When you say no deep frying and all those for munching I was so excited… Looks very yummy and should go well for tea time… Spicy for the cool evening will be the best one can think of!!

  12. indosungod says:

    Those are some delicious crackers you have there. The store brought ones have so much sodium it is scary. I’ll take your words for how easy they are and give it a try soon.

    As for the remedies event, will try my best to come up with something.

  13. BDSN says:

    Awesome recipe and I like the fact that it is baked and not deep fried…
    WIll surely give a try to this recipe sometime soon!!!

  14. Hi sowjanya,atlast got to see your yummy post, wasnt able to open your blog and was trying from half an hour….crackers look crispy and so nicely in cross and zero game form u have presented,just love the game and brought back so many memories….loved this one as its quiet different from the usual sweet biscuits…

  15. thank god now i could open it….i can understand how relieved you must be feeling ….

  16. vanamala says:

    Hey nice one…

  17. Shri says:

    Love those crackers..
    For your event, I wil definitely try to send but I am not inot the home remedies..I don’t know any or a lot should I say.

  18. Jaya says:

    Loved the recipe. I blended the following:
    1/4cup dry grated copra
    1/4 cup roasted peanuts
    1/4 cup roasted chana dal
    1/4 teaspoon ing
    4 curry leaves
    and added to the flour and followed the above recipe.You get nippatu falvor without the oil.

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