Monday, October 13, 2008

Rice Crackers


I have already mentioned in the past how much I like to munch on crunchy snacks so I will not go into it again this time. Suffice to say that my interest in having healthy and crunchy snacks led me from making wheat barley sesame crackers  to making this rice cracker with a detour in between making a couple of wheat crackers that were not worth mentioning.

This one worked out well and was the perfect tea time snack. The only problem with these rice crackers are that they do not last as long as I wish they would  and keep disappearing a little too quickly  :-)



Another view of the crackers




Ingredients and method to make Rice crackers
3/4 cup rice flour
1/2 cup chick pea flour (besan) (gram flour)
3 tbsp cornmeal
2 tbsp wheat germ
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt to taste (I used about 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp chilli powder (or according to taste)
3 tbsp brown sesame seeds
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
approximately 1/2 cup water

Either some flour for dusting or 2 large ziploc bags 


Preheat oven to 350 deg F

In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix well.

Add olive oil and mix well.

Add water slowly few drops at a time and keep kneading the flour until the dough is soft but not sticky. Knead for another minute or so.

Make 5-6 large lemon sized balls of the dough.

Roll out this dough into as thin a circle as possible ,you can do this in two ways, either the traditional way using flour for dusting or place a ziploc or any other heavy plastic bag on a smooth surface and place one lemon sized ball on it and flatten with hand, place another ziploc on it and then proceed to roll it out as thin as possible.

Line a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or foil and gently place the rolled out dough on this. Remember to remove the ziploc from both sides of the dough.

Use a pizza cutter or knife to score lines horizontally and vertically on the dough.

Bake in the oven for 7 to 12 minutes.

Baking times will vary depending on the thickness of the rolled out dough.

Cool on a wire rack and  break the crackers at the scored lines. Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy with tea /coffee or just as a snack.

This is my entry into the Culinarty Original recipe event being hosted by Lore


Now onto other things, Mahimaa has given me the Rocking Girl Blogger Award, thanks so much Mahimaa.



I would in turn like to pass this award on to 

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38 comments :

Ricki said...

Aww, thanks so much, Usha! I've always wanted to be rockin'--now I can say that I am (and that someone else even thought so, too!)

And those crackers look yummy, too! :)

aTxVegn said...

Wow, thanks so much! I'm truly honored that you would think of me.

I love crackers and I buy the gluten free kind. I'll get Almond Nut Thins, which taste like tortilla chips to me, and my newest discovery is Nature's Path Tomato Herb Rice crackers. Could more flour be substituted for the wheat germ in your recipe? Also, have you ever used tomato powder?

Thanks again, Usha, for the award!

Curry Leaf said...

Surely original recipe,I am amazed at these crackers,will give them a try.BTW,I tried oats dosai,adding onion and green chillies.Came out nicely.Sure Rocking Girl.Congrats and thanks for thinking of me.Cheers

Divya Vikram said...

Looks easy to make..And they sound healthy because they are baked unlike all other munchies which are usually fries..Bookmarked..

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious... yummy... thxs for sharing..

Purva Desai said...

Congrats for well deserved award....rice carckers are my hubby's favourite munching snack....
Thanks for sharing ur version will try this for sure...

anudivya said...

Trust you to come up with such amazing ideas... I am not saying this for the sake of it, but I am surely making it.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Crackers have come out really well... they are thin and the texture says its crispy... This is an amazing snack...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

super Usha.. u r trying such unique recipes..these are fat free too.. wow i would love to have them.

sowmya said...

wow usha you are truly rocking with your baking recipes..

Cham said...

Wow, again u make me drool with those crackers :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds to be a healthy crackers with wheat in it. Looks so good and crunchy. YUM!

Vidhya said...

Wow Usha this looks really delicious.

Shreya said...

wonderful crackers.. congrats on the award and to the winners..

Uma said...

ooh, delicious crackers!

Pam said...

I just made crackers for the first time and they were so good. I like the idea of a rice cracker.

Congrats on the award!

Nidhi said...

Crackers look ery crispy. Congrats on all your awards.

Sireesha said...

Crackers look soooo perfect I am drooling now...

Jaishree said...

crackers look yummy &delicious...Congrats for well deserved award.Thankyou so much usha! for thinking me and passing this award.Once again thankyou so much:)

Jackie said...

Thanks for the visit.

I love rice crackers so this recipe will come in handy :)

Lore said...

Usha you are truly an inspiration to all of us! I might get my hands on some rice flour sometime this week (not easy to find here) and I will definitely try my hand at making healthy crackers. People should know that snack and fast food is not automatically bad for you, they become healthy if you make sure to use the right ingredients and cooking methods just like you did!
Thanks so much for sharing your crackers with the Original Recipes Round-Up :D

VG said...

Congratulations on your award and the crackers look awesome. Very healthy!

Prudy said...

Congrats on your awards and your rockin' crackers too.

Happy cook said...

Congrats with the award.
Crackers look yummyyyyy

Alexa said...

Usha,
Lovely crackers! I love making this type of snack.
Congratulations on your well-deserved award. Thank you so much for thinking of me. You are so generous!

Mandira said...

the rice crackers look delicious and congrats on the award :)

Laavanya said...

I haven't tried your barley crackers yet and here you are with a new one to tempt me. I think i'll have the same problem you had (with the disappearing act :) )

Lisa said...

I've never made rice crackers before! Brilliant. I might just have to make these tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

Suma Rajesh said...

sounds healthy and tempting pic..

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Usha,
The crackers look very nice. I love the idea of homemade crackers than the store-brought ones loaded with sodium :)

raaji said...

vow usha..rhose crackers are sth i always wanted to make....love the idea f making them at home....

SMN said...

Lovely recipe ...

Ramya said...

Thanks usha for the award...The crackers look yummy. I should find some way of preparing them in microwave.

sowmya said...

check out my blog for an award..

srikars kitchen said...

something is waiting for u at my blog..

Priya said...

Wow amazing Usha..they r perfect n tempting me a lot..

Adlak's tiny world said...

perfect recipe for snacks and so crispy even on baking, frying instead.
congrads for the award and u deserve it.,

n33ma said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.The crackers sure look healthy.

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