Hi friends! Salted crackers are a very crisp and delicious tea time snack.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cuisine: North Indian
Makes: 24 discs
- 1 cup Semolina/Sooji flour
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- 2/3 tsp Salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
- 1/4 cup Water (use as required)
- Oil to deep fry
Mix Semolina/Sooji flour, salt, pepper, oil and rub it well with your finger tips.
Add water little at a time, kneading the mix well with your palm into a soft firm dough. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into about four equal portions. Take each portion of the dough and roll it into 4″ circles. With a cookie cutter cut 4-6 crackers/discs from each rolled out circle.
Prick each cracker/disc with a fork. Heat the oil for deep frying on medium heat. To check if the oil is ready (hot enough for frying), put a tiny piece of dough in the oil to see if it comes up slowly.
On low flame, fry the crackers/discs in batches, until both sides are light golden in colour.
Drain the fried crackers on a paper kitchen towel lined dish to drain out the excessive oil, if any.
- Cool and store in air tight containers.
- When you add the water little at a time the Semolina/Sooji flour will look scattered but slowly it will form a dough.
Health benefits of Semolina /Sooji:
- Semolina is made from durum wheat, so it is digested slowly. This helps you feel full longer and prevents you from overeating.
- Semolina improves kidney function, thanks to its potassium content.
- Add some chopped nuts and raisins to your semolina porridge, and you increase its nutritional content as well as taste.
- Add some chopped vegetables to savory semolina upma, and you have a power-packed, as well as delicious, meal in a bowl.
- Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins: E and the B group. Both, as we know, are essential for good immunity from disease.
- For those who lead an active lifestyle, semolina is a quick and nourishing source of energy.
- The trace minerals in semolina, such as phosphorus, zinc and magnesium, are beneficial for the health of your bones and nervous system.
Of course those with gluten intolerance would need to avoid eating semolina.
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