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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Guilt Free Snacks ~ Wheat - Methi Chips

Inspiration: Tortilla Chips

I should say these crispy, yummy wheat - methi chips happened in my kitchen when I was looking for a guilt free snack yesterday. These chips are baked and so are a healthier option over the greasy stuff. Kids asked for a second and third serving and my husband also praised them. What does that mean? It is going to be a part of my repertoire to avoid the store bought chips.
I added chili powder and dried fenugreek leaves to the dough so that the chips would be spicy and flavorful. They are completely optional ingredients and can be substituted with any other flavors. Here is how I made wheat - methi chips / roti chips, an ideal candidate for guilt free snacking for the entire family. 

Ingredients: (Yields about 12 rotis / 96 chips)
2 cups wheat flour
Chili powder to taste
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
2 tsp oil + some extra for brushing the chips

Method:
Combine all the ingredients (except the extra oil) in a mixing bowl. Add water gradually and make firm dough like the roti dough. Allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
Pinch about a lime sized dough, flatten it and roll it into a circle as thin as possible.


Toast it lightly without oil on a tawa / shallow pan. Repeat the process with the remaining dough. Cut each roti into about 8 wedges.


Preheat the oven to 400 deg F. In the meanwhile, lightly brush each wedge with oil and place them on a baking tray. Bake them for about 3 - 4 minutes each side, taking care not to burn them. For the first batch I baked for about 4 minutes, flipped them over and again baked for 4 minutes. For the next batches, I did 3 + 3 minutes. It is therefore better to keep an eye while baking to determine the timings for baking. 
Cool and store in a sealed bag or container.


This goes to my Cooking with Seeds - Wheat event, Priya being the creator of this event.


17 comments:

Priya said...

Baked methi chips looks soooo fabulous..My kids will definitely love this..

Smitha said...

nice way to make crackers at home...healthy and yummy!
Smitha
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

Baked non fried chips tats a superb idea.. love the crispy ones..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Excellent idea of making crackers !!! very healthy and delicious !!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

I can munch this all day, a perfect healthy snack.

savitha ramesh said...

looking like nachos.sure a healthier one.

harini-jaya said...

My mom makes similar ones..but with leftover rotis and no baking..just roast them on the tawa until they crisp up..and yummy they were for sure!!

Krithika said...

very interesting...will try it...i am a new blogger..pls check my site foodieworkzblogspot.com

swapna said...

Healthy and yummy chips....

Shanavi said...

Very innovative Suma, Homemade is always the best

Usha said...

Indeed guilt free, healthy crackers! I can munch them all day

Ila said...

yummy and crispy :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow.. this is a great guilt-free snack.. Thanks for sharing...

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Now Serving said...

This is a PERFECT entry for my events FAST FOOD NOT FAT FOOD - please do link this!

I know I will be making this one! Love it when I come across a recipe I really can't wait to make - Thanks for sharing this lovely post dear!

suma said...

These sound so good!! I get this craving to eat something crunchy and spicy with my evening coffee. I will surely try this!

jayasree said...

The chips looks very crisp...I liked your idea of toasting on tawa first...I'm sure that made a lot of difference and ensured crisp chips.

Leena said...

Healthy n yummy...