Butter crackers | Whole Wheat butter cracker are super healthy snacks for kids and adults. Butter gives amazing flavour to this cracker. Guilt free to munch on.
Giving healthy snacks for kids is every mom's biggest concern, well at times more than helathy, there is one big question, whether they will eat it. The one which worked yesterday may not work today.
Everyday its experimenting.Ever since Vishvak started solid food, the topic about kids food will always come whenever I talk to my friends. Whenever my friend suggest something I wanted to try.
3 course healthy meal for is one side but healthy mid- morning and evening snacks was another concern. Vishvak was initially big fan of corn puff then he started liking store brought multi grain crackers. I wanted to try something in home.
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/4 cup Maida
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water + as needed
- First Add oil to a wide heavy bottomed pan and heat
- Add rice flour, maida, and powdered sugar to a wide bowl; whisk well
- Furthermore add vanilla extract, sesame seed, 3/4 cup of coconut milk, and water; whisk well
- Add 1/4 cup of coconut milk; whisk well and prepare the batter
- Furthermore add water little by little and prepare the batter
- Check if the oil is at right temperature, place a small portion of the batter and drop it into the hot oil, if it starts floating upward immediately without changing its color the oil is at the right temperature and ready for deep frying
- place the cookie murukku mold inside the oil for seconds; drain the oil and immediately immerse ¾ of the mold in the batter. Avoid immersing the entire mold in the batter
- Immediately carefully lift and dip into hot oil avoid touching the bottom of the pan
- Gently swirl the murukku mold, batter by itself will come out of the mold but for the first 2 batches, it might be difficult. I generally use a fork to push it down
- Subsequent batches, unmold on their own
- Carefully flip and fry both sides golden brown till shhh sound reduces
- drain in kitchen paper towel
- It will look soft as soon as you remove it from hot oil but if you rest for a minute it turns crispy
- Cool completely then store in an airtight container
- For subsequent batches, always dip in hot oil then immerse 3/4th and dip the mold in hot oil. Unmold and fry
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Do I need rose achu?Yes, it is a must for Kerala-style rose cookies. You cant use traditional murukku achu because of the batter consistency. I got mine rose achu from India amazon. Star achu and other varieties of achu can also be used
Should I pre-season the achu before frying rosette cookies?If you are going to use iron/aluminum rose achu you need to prepare the achu else batter with the stick to the rose achu. Soak in rice starch overnight. Wipe then soak in hot oil for 25 minutes. I have used a nonstick press so I didn't do all these
Can I use white sugar?Powdered sugar is recommended. I used confectioners and sugar. The corn starch in it gives a perfect texture. If you don't have it, grind and use regular sugar.
Why thai coconut milk?Traditionally coconut milk is extracted to prepare Kerala-style murukku but to save time I have used store-bought coconut milk
Coconut milk + waterCoconut milk stored in the fridge tends to turn thick. Nowadays it is cold, and coconut milk stored in the garage also tends to turn thick. The amount of water might vary based on the consistency of coconut milk so adjust accordingly.
What should be the consistency of the batterThe too-thick batter might make the Kerala achu rose murukku hard, and chewy. Too Thin batter might not coat the press. Add water gradually and prepare the batter
How to fix thin watery batterRest the batter for some time, the batter might turn slightly thick. If it is still watery, add flour and make sweet murukku
Gress the rose achu in hot oil for every batchWhatever the achu before making murukku always immerse it in hot oil. Gently shake to drip excess oil then add it to the batter. The batter won’t coat well around the mold if the mold is not hot. For every batch dip in hot oil then prepare
Immerse only 3/4 of the batterAvoid immersing the entire press into the batter. If you dip the entire achu it might be difficult to unmold. Immerse and make sure it is well coated immediately carefully add to the hot it. Avoid keeping the mold in for a long time in the batter.
Unmold on its ownIf the oil is at the right temperature. Rose murukku unmolds on its own after a few seconds. Gently swirl the achu. For the first 2 batches, you might have to use a fork
Why does batter disintegrate in oil?The batter is too thin. Add extra flour and try the next batch. Mix well with the whisk regularly for the best Kerala sweet achappam murukku
Carefully flip in hot oilThe batter is too soft in hot oil so carefully flip. Flip only after the batter unmold on its own. flip and fry both sides. fry till they turn golden brown.
Rest the murukku for a minute then enjoyMurukku turns crispy after a minute so avoid tasting immediately. Cool completely then store in an airtight container. It stays good for weeks but it won't last long.😊
Drain the oil wellPlace kitchen paper towel on a colander or oil filter; then place the fried rose murukku. Keep the side with holes down for proper oil drain.
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True feeding children the right kind of food is the biggest concern for mothers and if you have a fussy eater the concern just doubles. The butter crackers are wholesome for the little ones. Having whole wheat its a healthier option and lightly flavoured with cumin, the little ones are bound to love these.
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Good healthy snack Vidya! 🙂 They are looking very crunchy too 🙂
perfect for my evening coffee 🙂
I love this spicy ,tasty & healthy crackers .
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
These whole-wheat butter crackers looks so crunchy and crisp. Nice share! 🙂
Vidya.. nee latea vandalum latesta varuva nu Malar ku theriyum. So no worries. I think only yesterday we kept talking about blog if not all our calls will be vetti aratai dan la.
Between great cracker. Glad your kiddo liked it.
We had hot blog related topics na Sri;-) oh ya namba usual vetti kadhai tana pesuvom.. Un recipe podum pothu I have lot of things to write:-) thanks da
Wow, these crackers look superb. At first sight,I thought those were store bought. Then only I saw the recipe. It looks very crunchy. Crunchiness is a plus when it comes to kids.
I so understand what you said. One day kids may like something and the next day, they don't even want to taste it. " Kids", right ? 🙂
Antonia @ Zoale.com
I just love these Vidya! Food is always a challenge with little ones, and it is great to be able to make your own snack food. I can't wait to try these 🙂
Wonderful crackers Vidya, they sound simple to make and would be so much better than anything you would buy in the store.
Delicious butter crackers love it.
Healthy and crunchy one dear 🙂 I can finish off this one in no time
These butter crackers look amazing and so healthy! I am drooling looking at them!
Rachel @ Bakerita
These crackers look so delicious! I love the idea of making my own crackers - I'll have to try your recipe!
I'm really keen to try and make these. Thanks for sharing.
perfect snack for tea time!! looks crunchy!!
Its very healthy snack and easy also..thanks
Wheat crackers look so yummy and crispy..
Whole-wheat butter crackers looks so amazing and yummy share 🙂
This is a good one, I have to try this for Sid!