Kids love Sesame Street and I love sesame seeds, in sweet goodies as well as savouries! Ma makes these wicked sesame crackers/mathris (fried little monster discs). I have been craving them some time now. Guess the rains are to blame. A huge cuppa with those ‘Til waali mathris’ on my balcony, dream like!
This Saturday morning, I decided on a no deprivation and no guilt policy and baked these mildly sweet cardamom and sesame thins. Crunchy crackers and coffee are a marriage made in heaven!
So here goes
Crunchy Sesame Crackers
Whole wheat flour- 1 cup
APF/Maida- 1 cup
Toasted Sesame/Til- ½ cup
Ghee/Butter- ½ cup
Sugar Syrup- 1 cup ( a cup of water boiled with 1/3 cup of sugar)
Powdered cardamom/Ilaichi- 1 tsp
Baking Powder- a pinch
Boil the water and add in the sugar. Boil for a few minutes till the sugar dissolves well. Add the cardamom powder. Set aside to cool.
Toast the sesame on a griddle till the colour changes. It will let out a lovely nutty aroma. Be careful not to burn.
Mix the flours and baking powder and add the sesame. Add the ghee/melted butter and mix well with fingers.
Slowly add the sugar syrup to knead soft dough. Add only as much syrup as required to get a medium firm dough. You might not need to use up all the syrup.
Roll out thin and cut rectangles, squares or circles.
Pierce with a fork all over the crackers.
Preheat the oven for ten minutes and place them on a lightly greased baking tray and bake on 180C till they are going from blonde to brown. It takes me about ten minutes.
Watch like a hawk while they bake!! As soon as they go from blonde to brown take them out. Cool and enjoy the crunch!
Store in an air-tight jar and enjoy many morning cuppas!
Give them a traditional look and make these til waali meethi mathri. Increase the sugar content if you like them sweeter 🙂
31 thoughts on “Crunchy Sesame Thins”
Now these are my kind of crackers 🙂
My favourite kind too! Same pinch Shails ❤
*cccrrrrunnnnchhh* takes a bite 😀
Coffee? Latte or cappuccino Madame ❤ Hugs!
black with no sugar, will do 😉
Ah! So English 😉 ❤
Wow.. they are like baked mathris! Nice.
They are inspired from Mom’s fried mathris so yeah, in a way they are baked mathris 🙂
wow these look great! definitely an idea i will be trialling in my kitchen. thanks!
Thanks a lot Thalia and these were really simple to do. Two of these are on my sauce each morning 🙂
They look PERFECT!
Thanks a bunch 🙂
Hi garima.. I am one of the members of CAL… pls confirm thee time… tempto be baked on.
It is 180C . They get done in under 10 minutes. Please keep a close eye. They burn fast.
Happy Baking 🙂
No pre-heating needed? I have a smallish OTG, can I make the dough in one go and bake in batches?
Yeah can bake in batches. I have a tiny one and that’s what I do. Pre-heat for 5-7 minutes 🙂
Thanks for visiting 🙂
Are you on Pinterest?
Naah. I’m not 🙂
Tried ur recipe of these thins…super quick n super yummy…health is also on watch. .thanks a lott…it came out perfect.
Wow Vasudha 😀
Thanks for writing in. I quite love the thins myself. Which reminds me I haven’t made a batch in a long time! Will get to it 😀
Hello Garima…will black til do as well??
Totally will 🙂
Thanks so much:) Meanwhile, was keen to try so went n bought white sesame and the biscuits were awesome!!!! Thanks so much…these are the type of crackers you can just keep on eating…so I guess I’ll store away my black til for something else:)
Yeah! Black ones work so well for lavash! Do try. You might like it too 😀
I don’t have an oven as of now. Can I fry these? If yes, any special pointers? thanks in advance.
Neha if you get them, I think you may have to omit the baking powder. I haven’t tried though.
Crackers looks so crunchy and yum Garima. Loving it.
Thank you so much Sujata 😍