Ajwain and Wheat Flour crackers

Ajwain. Ajwain /Vovvo/ Ova/Vovvam as we know is called as Bishop's weed and have digestive properties. They are used as a spice in cooking and added to puris, parathas, dals and root vegetables preparation. Some people eat it raw followed by drinking water and swear by to get relief from their upset tummy.

Few days back I came across a packet of biscuits in supermarket, the biscuits incorporating these seeds as well as jeera seeds. Decided to search for its recipe which is when I came across this crackers recipe here. The recipe was very easy to follow and the idea of baking drew me to make them immediately. I made few alterations to the original recipe.


1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp ajwain seeds [ You can decrease this quantity to half of it]
1 tbsp jeera seeds
A pinch of baking powder
2 tbsp yoghurt
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp water [and little more to make the dough smooth]
A pinch of haldi [optional]
Salt as per taste


Mix wheat flour, pepper powder, ajwain seeds, jeera seeds, baking powder, haldi, salt as per taste in a bowl. Next add oil and mix it well to give a crumbly look. Now pour the yoghurt and start kneading. Add water as much as required and knead into smooth dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and allow it to rest at room temperature for 30 mins.

Now dust some flour on board/counter top and over the rolling pin. Divide the dough into equal parts. Work with one part and roll it into thin sheet. [The thickness can be adjusted as per your preference] Using a cookie cutter cut as per the desired shape. Prick it with fork. Place them on a baking sheet/ parchment paper/ aluminium foil. Preheat the oven to 190C and then bake these biscuits for 15 -20 minutes or till they are golden brown in color [Time may depend on the thickness of the crackers]. You may need to bake them in batches depending on your oven size. Allow them to cool completely and store them in an air tight container.

Enjoy this crispy crackers with tea or with some yummy dips.

Happy cooking !


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