I saw Suma post this recipe on her blog and was instantly tempted to try it out. I was attracted to the very word healthy, so went on to read it and loved the taste of it by simply reading it. Thanks Suma for posting this wonderful recipe and thanks to Sharmilee also for the original recipe.
I’ve added a few ingredients to suit our tastebuds. I’ve also added ragi (finger millet) flour to further add to the fibre content, red chilli powder, ajwain and ginger-garlic paste. The crackers turned out to be very tasty and crispy.
Whole wheat flour: 1 cup
Oats: 1/2 cup
Ragi flour: 2 teaspns
red chilli powder: 1 teaspn
Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 teaspn( you can add more if you want to)
Salt: 2 taste
butter: melted 1 tabspn
ajwain: 1 teaspn
Sesame: 2 tbspn
Baking powder : 1/2 teaspn
Water: to make the dough.
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, oats, ragi flour, salt, baking powder,red chilli powder, ajwain, sesame). Mix well and add ginger garlic paste to this dry mix and incorporate it well.
At this stage add oil and melted butter and make a chapati like dough by adding water little by little. Once the dough is ready keep aside for 30 mins.
Divide the dough into small balls and roll them into thin chapatis and take any shape moulds like stars, hearts etc and press them into this chapati to get cute pieces. On the other hand you can also cut simple squares or diamonds.
Please check for your oven settings as all ovens differ. I had preheated the oven for 10 min at 140 deg and baked the crackers for 5-8 min till the crackers were crisp.The baking time depends on the thickness of the squares and the oven settings.
Store the crackers in air tight containers and they are a healthy tea time snack which can get very addictive, ‘no one can eat just one’ as the saying goes.
(psst, the small little black heart is from my first set of crackers which sadly got burnt, but I still loved it for its shape:)