Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Baked Sesame Chilli Crackers

Who does'nt love crackers with their cup of tea.  I particularly love Haldirams Chai puri. They are so crispy and flavorful but I often feel guilty for eating such fried processed stuff. So I decided to make a healthier version of the same chai puri by using incorporating whole whaet flour,same spice mix and baking the puris/crackers instead of frying them. So here is my version of baked spicy sesame chilli crackers.


  • 3/4 Cup Whole wheat Flour
  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Kasoori Methi, powdered
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Mirch Powder
  • 6 tablespoon Olive Oil or any refined vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilled Water to knead the dough


  • In a bowl sieve all purpose flour and whole wheat flour together.
  • To this add Sesame seeds, Kasoori methi powder, Kashmiri mirch powder and Salt.

  • Add in olive oil and mix well with fingers till dough starts to resemble bread crumbs and should come together when pressed in palm.
  • Add in just enough chilled water so that the dough comes together. Do not add too much water at this stage.
  • Do not knead dough for long just enough so that a ball is formed. Dough should be a little stiff. Cover it with cling film and rest it for 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  • After 30 minutes, divide the dough into 4 portion and roll out each portion of about 1/2 inch thickness
  • Withe the help of a desired cookie cutter, cut out small crackers and prick them using fork.
  • Bake the crackers for 15 minutes,turning them once in between.Make sure not to over bake them else they will become hard.
  • Cool on wire rack and store them in airtight container.

Quick Tips

  • Do not over bake the crackers as they will harden up more after cooling.
  • You can use any combination of herbs and spices to your liking in this recipe.
  • If you wish to you can also fry these crackers on medium heat till they turn light golden brown.