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Sweet and Salty Ajwain/Carom Seeds Crackers

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Ajwain/Carom seeds is one of my favourite spice besides cummin seeds. I try to incorporate it in most of my Indian/Nepali cooking – I add it to my roti/paratha dough, in my curries and use it to temper my dal. I should thank Maa (my mom) for making me love this spice so much. She would saut’e ajwain in ghee with onions and temper the dals/lentil soups and ‘quanti’ (a nine-bean soup: a newari dish). The whole kitchen would have the fragrant aroma.

Besides, she would also give us roasted ajwain seeds every time we had digestion problem. Now I swear by ajwain and black salt to cure me of my indigestion.

Back to the crackers. Last Friday, I wanted something salty to nibble with my afternoon tea. I searched  for an easy, tried and tested salty biscuits/crackers. I found this simple recipe and was rewarded with a jar of crispy, carom seed flavoured crackers.

This is how I made it:

Recipe Source:Rak’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

All purpose flour 1& 1/2 cups

Oil 1/4 cup

Butter 1 tsp (I added 2 tsp)

Ajwain/Carom seeds 1 tsp

Salt 3/4 tsp

Sugar 1 & 1/2 tblsp

Milk 6 tblsp

Curd 1 tblsp (I added 2 tbsp)

Directions:
  1. In a bowl mix together the flour, oil, butter, ajwain, salt, sugar and curd until the mixture is crumbly and  resembles coarse meal.
  2. Then add the milk to the mixture and knead it to form a smooth dough.
  3. Roll the dough out to 1/8th-inch thickness directly onto a baking sheet.
  4. Using a knife or cookie cutter, cut the rolled out dough into desired shapes. Prick with fork in the center to prevent it from puffing.
  5. Bake at 180° C for 10-15 minutes or until crackers are golden brown. Watch them after the 10 minute mark.
  6. Store in an airtight jar on cooling.
WARNING: These crackers tastes really really awesome….. and you may not b able to stop at one 😀
Cheers and Happy Baking!!
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