Guest blog: Healthy can be yummy and crunchy!

Today, Shalzmojo is my guest blogger. She is a truly incredible blogger whom I met through Write Tribe, which is a group of bloggers who #writebravely. I asked her to write about food and to share a recipe. Here is this wonderful recipe from Shalzmojo. I, for one, am looking forward to trying it out. Enjoy!!!


A recipe from my kitchen
I was diagnosed with thyroid this summer and was in
a frenzy to start eating healthy to eliminate all the processed flours/sugars
from my food. In a bid to purge out my shelves, I threw out the store bought
items like crackers, biscuits, cookies, savoury mixtures, etc. I began to trawl
the net for healthy substitutes for the same and was amazed at the research of
such recipes, which were super easy to make. Best part is that you make fresh
batches every week and keep up the healthy eating motto.
Sharing with you all a healthy baked cracker recipe
that I experimented with in various combinations, till I got the one I liked!


Ingredients
2 cups wheat flour
1 cup sooji or semolina
1 cup Jau / barley flour (optional)
1 cup oats flour (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil ( you can use refined oil /
ghee of your choice too)
Salt to taste ( I use an herb/chilli flakes salt
or rock salt store bought; you can use common salt or sea salt or whatver you
use for salt)
1 tbspoon of ajwain / Caraway seeds
1 tbsp of kasuri methi  / dried fenugreek herb
(optional)
1 tsp of kashmiri red chilli powder for color (optional)
* Instead of fenugreek, caraway,
etc;  you can add oregano / basil / thyme / rosemary – any herb seasoning
to make it another flavour. One can experiment with the flavour with using
different kinds of herb mixes.
** Optional flours can be used in
combinations- I make these crackers with 4 types of flours; you could use 2 /3
/ all four – it’s up to your palate.


Method
Dry rub in the entire mix and then add oil and
crumb rub the mix. Add plenty of water to make slightly tough consistency
dough. 
Roll out into a 2mm thick circle of 12″
diameter and cut to shape with a knife or cookie cutter. While rolling, place a
silicon mat or a sheet of butter paper; this will make lifting up the cut
pieces easy.
Place on an oven proof  plate/tray and bake at
200 deg C in a preheated oven (200 deg c) for 20 mts; then flip and bake
another 20  mts.
Time variation can be 15-20 mts depending on how hot your oven gets. I bake mine in a LG microwave at the convection setting!
TIPS
Thinner the flour rolled out, crisper the crackers
will be.


About Shalzmojo
An interior designer by profession, writing is a
passion which coupled with travel love blossomed into this blog where I love to
just “do my thing”! Be it recipes, food events, travel jaunts, fiction dreaming
or even meditative musings; all of it’s taken up quite passionately on my blog.
I am a serious wine guzzler and love to chase butterflies in my free time.
Please do check out my post on  my version of
ginger-carrot cake
This post is written for the December bloghop
#mymojo with
Shalzmojo
Linking up for #wordsante with Namysaysso for every post deserves some love 


20 thoughts on “Guest blog: Healthy can be yummy and crunchy!”

  1. Somewhow I cannot individually reply to the comments here so collectively a huge thanks for all the compliments. I hope you do try out this and would be great to hear how it turned out for you all!!!

    Cheers

  2. Cerebrations.biz

    Interesting recipe. Except unless you have a very specific thyroid condition that includes other autoimmune disease, your claim for dietary removal of flour and processed foods is mistaken- at best. Even the removal of soy from the diet is not a clear indicator.

  3. The children (and I) depend a lot on store bought biscuits for snacks. That really needs to change but I had no idea of healthy substitutes. Love this recipe and shall try it out. I've been following your guest posts Shalini and am amazed at the variety you're putting out there.

  4. Dipanwita Chakraborty

    Quite a healthy recipe. Would love to make these now. I too have cut out processed flours from my diet recently after having started practicing yoga.

  5. This is healthy and yummy. I have tried a lot of healthy snacks but end up never buying them again. You have shared variations which makes it easier to experiment too.

  6. Oh, had no clue of these delicious munchies. I was diagnosed with thyroid once and all mom gave me was not so tasty soups or foods. Let me try these for tea time snacking.. thanks for the recipe

  7. You are quite the baker I must say Shalz. Very rarely am I tempted to try something new. Most times I tweak recipes or guess ingredients and make something…. I must try these crackers of yours …. might help with providing the grandkids with a healthy snack.

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