Apr 12, 2013

Godhumai Biscuits / Whole Wheat Crackers

This is one of the festive snacks my Mother always makes. There are two versions to it. One is sweet one and the other is hot version. I’m posting the khara version today.



 This can be had as an evening snack with tea. They are very crispy and crunchy and kids would just love them. Sipping hot tea with these biscuits during the rainy season is really very comforting to the soul..


Ingredients :
  

Whole Wheat flour – 1 cup
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1.5 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1tsp
Water – as needed
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying

Method :

Add all the ingredients except water and oil in a bowl.  Slowly mix them all and knead it into a soft pliable dough using water. Let it rest for an hour.



Now divide the dough into equal sized balls. Spread the dough like a roti of even thickness.


Place the pressed roti on a plate and draw criss-cross lines with a knife to get diamond shaped cuts. Separate them into individual pieces and take them onto another plate.



Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the pieces in oil. When they turn brown, flip them over and cook the other side. Dry them on a paper towel. 



Store them in an air tight container to retain its crispness.




My Notes : 
  • This can be stored for as long as a month in an air tight container.
  • We can also try making any shapes like circle or squares too…
  • I actually tried making them in Conventional Oven and the microwave oven to avoid deep frying. The microwave ones were crispy enough.
  • If planning to make it in the conventional oven we need to add baking powder to help them puff up and stay crunchy.