Monday, June 13, 2011

Garam Masala Crackers

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.

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.


Sunanda said...

Crackers looks crispy and yummy.. perfect snacks for tea time..

Sharan said...

That looks delicious! Do you think they would taste well with whole wheat flour?

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Nithya said...

Wow.. this is super yummy :) My mom would love it for sure. Will make it for her :)

Unknown said...

hey, that sounds like my kind of crackers :)

KrithisKitchen said...

Wow.. love savory biscuits.. this one is a lovely idea..
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Anonymous said...

Woww. thats nice. Masala crackers are my dads fav. :)

Priya Suresh said...

Super flavourful crackers, feel like munching some..

Unknown said...

Nice desi version of crackers :)

Indian Khana said...

Yum ....loos so fab ...

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