Bangalore suddenly feels like a hill station, all cold and wet. A perfect weather for something crispy and chat-pat to go with my piping hot ginger tea. That’s how i ended up making these healthy wholesome crackers. This is one savoury bake that i feel proud of. Mix in a few simple ingredients , bake and you are done. Super easy isn’t it?
Ragi and Oats Chilli Pepper Crackers
Savoury chat-pat crackers with oats and ragi [finger millet flour].
Sift the ragi flour, whole wheat flour,salt, chilli powder, pepper powder, asafoetida and baking powder together in a large bowl.
Add softened [ not melted] butter to the above and combine.
Add the sugar, oats and curd. Knead into a firm dough. Keep aside for 5 mins.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 mins.
Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes. [ you can also shape the crackers with your hands if you dont have cookie cutters]
Place on a greased and lined baking tray.
Bake at 150 degrees for 15-17 mins [ or until you see the edges starting to darken]
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 mins.
Turn them over using a flat spatula. Bake the other side at 150 degrees for 5-10 mins.
Remove, cool completely and store in an air tight jar.
1. If your dough is very soft, refrigerate for about 15 minutes and then use.
2. If the dough seems too dry, you can add another spoon of curd and knead.
3.Oven temperature and time may vary. But do use lower temperature and longer time to bake these to get best results.
4. You can use chilli flakes and crushed peppercorns too. Adjust the quantity of spices according to your taste.