Savoury diamond cuts/shankarpali/crackers – Baked

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Thin, crispy, lightly salted crackers made from whole wheat flour are perfect for dipping or just eating the Toasted Whole Grain Crunch one right after the other.

Crackers are one of my favorite snack foods because they are so versatile. There is at least one kind of cracker out there that will go with every dip, sauce or salsa that you could imagine and they’re a great snack on their own. This is a very simple recipe that you can put all kinds of flavor twists on with a few spices and herbs, and you can have homemade crackers in less time than it takes to go to the store.

Yields: 200gms
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 12-15 minutes


  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Rice flour-1/4 cup
  • Fine semolina-2-3tbsp
  • Olive oil butter/Butter-2tbsp
  • Honey-2tbsp
  • Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Carom seeds/ajwain-1tsp
  • Chaat Masala – 1tsp (Optional)
  • Salt-1/4tsp/to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven at 160 deg C (Fan assisted); line the baking tray and set aside.
  • Combine wheat flour, rice flour, semolina, salt, chilli powder, chaat masala, honey, carom seeds in a bowl add olive oil butter and mix to form crumbs.

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  • Then sprinkle little water at a time and knead to form soft dough. Cover the dough with damp cloth and allow it to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Divide to golf ball sized portions and roll out each portion to 4-5” diameter circle and cut into small diamond/square shapes.

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  • Separate the pieces and arrange them on a baking tray and bake it in the pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes at 160 deg C.
  • Check to see if they are crisp, if not done bake for five more minutes and then transfer the diamond cuts on to the cooling rack  to cool down to room temperature.
  • Once cooled completely enjoy immediately or can store in a airtight container upto a week.

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  • Alternatively it can be deep fried
  • Cumin seeds can be used alternatively to carom seeds
  • Spices can be persolised

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 6, 2015, in Indian, Starters and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 48 Comments.

  1. Wow, love it Chitra !!! Haven’t had with rice flour usually maida. This is very nice 🙂


  2. Sounds like a great snack!


  3. wow !! awesome idea !!! 🙂


  4. Olive oil butter I haven’t heard about it.. Crispy and yummy snack


  5. Looks both great and simple to make:: win/win!


  6. This looks good too…and within my “lack of cooking talents” ~ at least I hope so. Cheers!


  7. Sounds interesting and easy to make too. I shall print this off and try it…!


  8. Kitchenequations

    I tried them once but turned out bad.. will try this recipe.


  9. Wow Chitra! Love this 🙂


  10. Love crackers, these sound fantastic, love the combination of semolina and rice flour and the spice. Wonderful.


  11. This sounds really good! Thanks for the idea to add cumin seeds, as I’ve not heard of carom…I’m not sure I could find them. Have a lovely weekend!


  12. this is awesome!! thanks for sharing!

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  13. A perfect snack. And you do make it look so easy.

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  14. I tried this for this diwali too. But didn’t use semolina. Yours has come out very thin. yum

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  15. Loved the savory version of these crackers 🙂

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  16. I made these wonderful well-flavoured crackers & they cracked me up! Ha! 🙂 xxx

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  17. I like your crackers Chitra – so many people are making them from scratch I guess I should too 🙂

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  18. Very nice! Crackers are a great thing to make at home, as the store-bought crackers are usually full of junk, I must try soon 🙂

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