Wednesday, March 27, 2013

masala onion crackers/biscuits -low fat,egg less snack

Today's low fat snack recipe is a savory tea time favorite,my hubby always request them,and how I wish I could store them In an airtight container but they never last long enough at my place.Onion biscuits ,masala biscuit ,onion crackers also popular in southern part of India as nippattu,no matter what you choose to call them ,I bet they will be gone with in minutes they are out of your oven and the best thing is they are low fat compared to any other cookies or crackers and are made with whole wheat. 

  • whole wheat flour-1 1/2 cups + some for rolling out the dough 
  • Onion- 1 finely chopped 
  • cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • dry fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi-1 tsp 
  • sesame seeds-1 tsp or add more according to preference 
  • salt -1 tsp or according to taste 
  • chili flakes -1/2 tsp or according to taste 
  • baking powder-1/2 tsp
  • oil-3 tbs(Ratio is 1 tbs oil for every 1/2 cup of flour)
  • yogurt - 1 tbs
  • water -1/4 cup or less as required to make a dough 
  1. start by preheating oven to 350 C
  2.  measure out flour in a large mixing bowl
  3. add cumin seeds,dried fenugreek leaves , sesame seeds,baking powder
  4. season with salt and chili flakes ,mix everything well together
  5. add finely chopped onions to this,oil and yogurt  .
  6. using hands incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry until a cornmeal type of coarse texture is obtained 
  7. next using a very little water knead the mixture into a smooth dough 
  8. divide into several portions.cover and keep aside
  9. with the help of some dry flour roll out a small portion of the dough into 1/8 inch of thickness 
  10. now using a cookie cutter or sharp object shape your crackers
  11. lay them an inch or so apart on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper 
  12. prick each cracker with a fork and bake for about 12-to 15 minutes until golden brown 
  13. once done place on a wire rack to cool completely and serve with a steaming hot cup of tea or just enjoy as a snack for anytime of the day.
Here is a quick video tutorial:
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