These are simple and savoury cookies made with garam masala. These are named crackers because of their crispness and the savouriness. I have adapted a recipe seen in the book - Everybody's Book for Eggless baking by Indira Kakati.The original recipe was for buttery crackers but I spiced it with garam masala. Simple snack with your evening tea or with hearty soups.
Ingredients:All Purpose Flour: 14 tbsp or 100 gms
Baking Powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp or as per taste
Garam Masala : 1 tsp +/-
Dried Mango Powder: 1-2 pinches (optional)
Salted Butter : 2 tbsp softened
Milk: 2-3 tbsp as needed
Sift together flour,baking powder,salt and the spice powders in a bowl.
In another big bowl,cream butter and add in the dry flour -spice mix. Mix well so that it looks like dry sand and the add in tablespoonsfuls of milk to bind it together into a smooth dough. It barely took 2 and 1/2 tbsp of milk for me.
Roll out the dough into a rectangle around 1/4' thick. Using a fork, prick all over the dough and using appropriate cutters cut out shapes from the dough. I used a fluted cutter.
Place the shapes in a lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 150C/300F for 12-15 minutes or until the edges and top start browning.
Take out and transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
Simple and fuss free crackers. They are completely sugar free unlike few other recipes I have seen where at least a small amount of sugar/sweetener is used. They turned out to be crispy and crunchy. A simple recipe which we can modify as per our taste. You can opt out the spice powders and go for the regular crackers if you like.