April 3, 2015

Baked Onion Crackers | Easy Tea time snacks | Day 3 of Baking Marathon

They say you eat with your eyes first more than your tongue :) How true that ! Ever since I feasted upon Soma’s Onion Crackers, I dreamt of making it. Her tantalizing pictures were so captivating, day and night it appeared like an obsession. And once they were made, we gobbled it up, then made another batch and another..and thankfully could reserve some crackers for the pics / blog from the 3rd batch.

Unlike most crackers / cookies, this is a good addiction with very little butter and full of goodness. One could vary the ingredients according to taste, and end up with a totally different recipe altogether. Most of us at home(read all) prefer savoury bakes to sweet , so we enjoyed making this often.

Baking Marathon Day 3 : Baked Onion Crackers
Recipe type :Crackers / Cookies
Adapted from : Here
Course: Tea time snacks
Cuisine : Indian  
Spice level : Medium. Makes : about a dozen


Prep time: 15 mins | Bake time : 15 mins (varies from oven to oven)



What you need:

  • Wholewheat flour – ½ cup
  • Maida (or APF) – ½ cup
  • Red onions – finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • Melted ghee – 2 TBSP
  • Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Olive oil – 2 TBSP
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Baking Soda – ½ tsp
  • Sesame seeds – a handful
  • Warm water – to bind
  • Minced Green chillies – 2 to 3 (adjust taste)

Method:

  1. Sieve both flours with soda and salt. Rub in the ghee into the flour till resembles bread crumbs. Add onions, coriander leaves, chillies, sesame seeds, oil and mix together.Use minimal water to bring it to a dough. 
  2. Rest the dough for 15-20 mins or refrigerate it. Pinch out a big roundel, and roll it with the help of flour like a chapatti.
  3. Preheat oven to 165 deg C, and line a baking tray with parchment or grease it.
  4. Using cookie cutters, cut out cookies, place in the baking tray. Poke with a fork to prevent them from fluffing up. Finish with all the dough, scraping out extras to make smaller cookies if remaining.
  5. Bake for 10-15 mins, keep an eye after 12 mins, to prevent burnt cookies. When they are almost hard, take them off and cool them, they will slightly harden on cooling and get crispier. 
  6. Enjoy with a cup of hot tea.
Notes
1. As I had used a dash of red chilli powder, they look a little dark, the second time I skipped the chilli powder, and got slightly buff – coloured cookies
2. If you cant roll out roundels smoothly, pinch put a smaller portion of your dough, place between two greased sheets and flatten lightly with your palms to get a smooth, flat disc. Peel out carefully and place on the baking tray


Bakes so far:
Day 1 - Wholewheat Orange – Almond Cake

Day 2 – Veg Au Gratin


23 comments:

  1. Love onion in bakes and these crackers look absolutely my kinds, tempted to swipe them off right from the screen:))

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  2. These look like baked pakodas! Nice recipe, must be great with tea.

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  3. lovely flavor Kalyani...this one so easily doable and acceptable

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  4. These are in my list also, but yet to get around doing it ;-). I would be a luxury to pair this with tea on a cold rainy day!

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  5. Savory crackers, mmm chatpata hoga na!! I Will not be able to stop with one, and steaming hot cup will be a perfect companion to these cuties!!

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  6. I love these crackers and enjoyed when I had made..very good for snacking!

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  7. Aww perfect tea time snack for me look so crunchy....

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  8. Lovely Indianized savory cookies. As everyone mentioned perfect for tea time

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  9. Lovely looking savory cookies. For some reason I don't make cookies -- sweet or savory. But your cookies are tempting me to try them.

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  10. Tempting savory bake!! love it to bake some for me!! Scrumptious crackers..

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  11. Perfectly made..love the flavor of those cookies..I too made this one last week and we all enjoyed it for our evening snack with tea.

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  12. Perfectly made..love the flavor of those cookies..I too made this one last week and we all enjoyed it for our evening snack with tea.

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  13. Perfect tea time snack. Love onion flavor in bakes and I am sure you know that I will be trying this soon...

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  14. I have made this long before and loved that taste. Yes even I do prefer savory bakes to sweets and your crackers look so yumm...

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  15. Dangerously addictive crackers, just love to munch them without any guilt.

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  16. very addictive crackers!!! can keep enjoying this guilt free!!

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  17. Perfect for snacking. I keep making these baked nippattu now and then and they are one of our favorite snacks.

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  18. Love these crackers. Have baked them too and and after ssing yours, feel like baking again

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  19. These crackers are addictive and even I baked these sometime ago from Red Chillies, when these were making rounds on everyone's blog.

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  20. These are so addictive! Perfect with a cup of coffee in the evening :)

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  21. Kal you know what will be baked asap. I love these wish I could get them off the screen.

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Kalyani

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