Quick and easy homemade crackers using jackfruit seeds. Baked Jackfruit seed crackers are refined flour free and flavored with basic Indian spices. The nutty aroma and crunchiness are from nuts and jackfruit seeds in the recipe. This is healthy baked crackers recipe.
Easy homemade crispy baked jackfruit seed crackers
Homemade baked jackfruit seed crackers are made with whole wheat flour, jowar flour and rice flour. These are so crispy and tasty. I am sure you will never go back to store brought crackers during jackfruit season.
These are best whole wheat Indian cracker recipe using jackfruit seeds.
The best and most loved ways of eating these crackers are enjoying these with a cup of your favorite drink and watching a favourite movie on a lazy weekend!!!! We just love them.
Jackfruit seeds cracker is multigrain south Indian snacks. These crackers gave me the right excuse to use the jackfruit seeds otherwise thrown away.
This recipe is dairy free or vegan option if any of you are dairy sensitive.
Jackfruit seeds are edible and highly beneficial to human body. Wait!!!! If you are reading this post till the end, I guarantee you will never throw away these wonder seeds. HAPPY BAKING
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Homemade vs store brought crackers
Packed crackers are bundle of unhealthy ingredients, so this recipe makes a great alternative to store brought ones.
The flexibility of choosing the ingredients and its quantity, using good quality ingredients and reduces trans fat in the recipe is high when crackers are prepared at home.
Usually homemade crackers are perfect healthy tea time snacks for kids and elders.
Homemade ones bring in wholesome ingredients into your snacks.
This serves your family a healthy nourishing snack instead of processed food.
Also slashes your grocery budget if you often try baking these goodies at home.
- What you will need for these crackers?
- Why jackfruit seed powder?
- Culinary uses of jackfruit seeds
- How to prepare jackfruit seed powder?
- How to store jackfruit seed powder?
- Alternative to jackfruit seed powder?
- Equipments for making baked Jackfruit seed crackers
- Alternatives to dry coconut
- What kind of flours used in making baked jackfruit seed crackers?
- Which oil to be used in the recipe?
- Do I have to rest the dough?
- What nuts are used in the baked jackfruit seed crackers?
- How to make the best baked jackfruit seed crackers?
- Fun with the shapes of crackers
- Flavors for the baked jackfruit seed crackers
- Detailed recipe of baked jackfruit seed crackers
What you will need for these crackers?
This recipe method is divided into two parts. In the first part we prepare the masala for the crackers and later in second part we mix the masala with flour mixture and prepare the dough.
For the masala grated dry coconut, curry leaves, roasted peanut, roasted bengal gram (hurigadale), cumin
For crackers we are using three flours like whole wheat flours, rice flour and jowar flour. Jackfruit seed powder, sesame seeds, asafoetida, baking soda, salt and red chili powder as per taste, hot boiling refined oil and water to bring the flour together
Why jackfruit seed powder?
Jackfruits are integral part of coastal and western Ghats of Karnataka. These are tropical large fruits from Asia and other parts of the world.
Chopping jackfruit is a little tricky, If you want to chop these like a pro, check this video recipe
The juicy flesh of the jackfruit is enjoyed for their aroma and sweetness. However, the less known seeds are thrown away.
Despite many nutritional benefits, the nut like jackfruit seeds are discarded. However, in recent years few sections of coastal Karnataka are using these seeds in various savory and sweet dishes.
On caution note, never consume uncooked or raw seeds, as these hinder nutrient absorption in the body and may lead to blotting.
However, these antinutrients are destroyed when cooked or roasted well. So thereby always cook the seeds and enjoy their health benefits.
So, jackfruit seeds can be served in any form however do not forget to cook them before eating them.
Jackfruit seeds are loaded with proteins and vitamins. They are rich source of antioxidants and minerals mainly iron.
These nutty seeds provide instant energy and greatly promotes digestion. These seeds also boost immunity and prevent many infections.
Culinary uses of jackfruit seeds
Used in salads, starters, used smoothies, curries, desserts and healthy bakes. Jackfruit seeds are used to prepare nut butter.
These are eaten as snacks by boiling, roasting, or baking with basic kitchen spices. They have become integral part of many regional Indian delicacy.
Seed flour is finding its importance in many parts of food industry in India and other parts of the world.
How to prepare jackfruit seed powder?
Jackfruit seeds are hard in texture and light brown in colour. As the seeds dry, they become dark brown in colour with outer white skin.
After you remove the seeds from flesh. Dry the seeds in shade for a day. Now use the pestle and mortar or hard stone and crush the seeds.
This help us in removing the outer white skin. This white skin is hard and sharp, so be careful while removing this white skin.
The brown seeds are lightly roasted on medium heat. Cool the roasted seeds and powder these with high speed blender. In this step you get coarse powder.
Now sieve the powder to get fine particles. Next grind again the coarse powder, sieve this again.
In this way you get two powders one the coarse and other the fine. I have collected all the fine powder by sieving in this recipe and have used the same in making the crackers.
Some important tips to remember here.
While powdering the seeds, use crushed seeds and do not use whole seeds. Whole seeds are hard to powder and this tends to break the mixer or blender blades.
I recommend to slightly roast the seeds for few minutes (5 mins). This help the process of grinding the seeds by removing the outer moisture in the seeds.
Use high speed powerful blender to powder the seeds.
Do not use water while powdering the jackfruit seeds and ensure moisture free powder.
If the blender jar heats up, allow it to cool and then use again to make the powder.
How to store jackfruit seed powder?
I have used 1 cup of crushed jackfruit seeds to prepare the powder. I recommend using this minimal quantity of seeds to get the powder. This is enough to cover the blades at the bottom of the blender.
Lesser the crushed seeds, it becomes difficult to blend well and powder them. As we are using a greater number of seeds than required, you get more powder than required in the recipe. So, do not worry, you can store the jackfruit seed in refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.
The jackfruit seeds can be used in baking cookies, brownies, dessert and curries. This makes a good replacement for almond powder.
Alternative to jackfruit seed powder?
As I have mentioned earlier the health benefits of jackfruit seeds. I prefer to use these when they are available during the season. I do store them dried and use this during off season.
The best alternative is you can use almond powder or any nut powder to give the crunchiness to the crackers.
Equipments for making baked Jackfruit seed crackers
Baking tray – I don’t suggest black or dark baking tray for cookies or crackers. These dark baking trays heat up fast and chances are the crackers burn from the bottom.
I suggest using aluminium baking tray lined with parchment paper. This gives a perfect crisp cracker.
Parchment paper – this allows you to roll the crackers thin or thickness of your choice. These parchment paper can be reused as and when required.
Blender or mixer grinder – High speed blenders can be used to prepare jackfruit seed powder and for powdering masala.
Mixing bowl – glass mixing bowl is used in preparing jackfruit seed crackers.
Oven – An efficient oven to bake the crackers
Alternatives to dry coconut
Dry coconut (kobbari) gives a nice texture and aroma to the crackers. Dry coconut is grated fine so that this helps in rolling the dough evenly without any cracks.
So an alternative to dry coconut is commercially available desiccated coconut.
What kind of flours used in making baked jackfruit seed crackers?
This recipe uses whole wheat flour, rice flour and jowar flour. I have used milled flours in this recipe.
If you do not have milled flour, commercially available flour can be used.
If you plan to substitute with glutenfree flours, then the taste, texture, and quantity of wet ingredient changes.
Which oil to be used in the recipe?
Any oil of preference can be used. Coconut oil or any refined oil can be used. Coconut oil also gives nice aroma to crackers.
Do I have to rest the dough?
Yes, the dough should be rested for 15 minutes. This makes the dough absorb the moisture and allows the dough to absorb the flavours.
What nuts are used in the baked jackfruit seed crackers?
Peanuts and roasted Bengal gram (hurigadale as we call in kannada) are used to give extra nutty crunch to the crackers.
I have used roasted peanuts in the recipe. You can either prepare these at home or buy the commercially available ones.
This is how I have prepared them. It is quite simple few steps of effort.
Peanuts are roasted for 5 minutes or until the skin lightly turns dark. Cool these and remove the skin. Use them in preparing these nutty crackers.
Commercially roasted bengal gram is easily available, and you can use these in the recipe directly without roasting any further.
How to make the best baked jackfruit seed crackers?
Measure all the ingredients correctly. The best and easiest way to measure is using a measuring cup.
Hot oil is the key to get crispy crackers. Proper mixing of oil and flour mixture is also particularly important to get best crackers.
Do not make the dough soft, be careful to add little water at a time and prepare stiff pliable dough.
Roll the crackers thin like chapati, this helps the crackers to become crisp and tasty. If the crackers are thick they become cookie texture with outer crisp and inner soft.
You will bake the crackers until the edges are just beginning to change colour to slightly brown. Stop baking at this stage and remove these crackers from oven.
They will continue to bake with inner residual heat even after they are out of the oven.
Fun with the shapes of crackers
I use a rolling pin to roll out the dough and used a round cookie cutter. This way you can control the thickness of crackers.
If you want the shapes to be small squares or long crackers, then you can use pizza cutter, this makes life easier and makes cutting the crackers in a breeze.
Flavors for the baked jackfruit seed crackers
The flavors used are almost like the ones we use for nippattu (Recipe on blog)
Roasted peanuts, roasted chana, asafoetida, curry leaves and cumin. The dry coconut also adds an exotic flavor to these crackers.
Detailed recipe of baked jackfruit seed crackers
The first step is to prepare the oven for baking. Preheating is particularly important step for proper baking.
Preheat the oven at 180°C for 15 mins. Based on your oven settings and performance, set the temperature.
Next preparation step is preparing the baking tray with parchment paper. This prevents the burning and sticking of biscuits to the tray. If you do not have parchment paper, apply a thin layer of oil on the baking tray and then place the crackers.
Preparation of masala:
For jackfruit seed crackers I have powdered the masalas. Fine or coarse powder of dry coconut grating, curry leaves, roasted peanuts, roasted Bengal gram, cumin is done. Keep this mixture for preparing the dough.
Preparation of dough:
In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients whole wheat flour, rice flour, jowar flour, jackfruit seed powder, powdered mixture, sesame seeds, baking soda, asafoetida.
Add salt and red chili powders as per taste. Mix very well so that all ingredients blend well.
Add hot oil and mix well with the fingertips until the texture of the flour mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
To bring the flour together and add little water at a time and prepare the stiff pliable dough. The dough should not be soft, this will make the crackers soft.
Next after the dough is prepared. rest the dough for 15 minutes. This helps the flavours to meld well.
Take two parchment papers, place small balls of dough between these. Roll the dough into thin sheets.
Using cookie cutter make the marks for crackers and pierce with a fork so that the crackers do not puff up too much during baking.
Place the crackers on baking tray. Place the rack on middle rack and bake these crackers at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes based on individual oven settings.
Jackfruit seed crackers
- High speed blender
- Dry coconut – 2 tbsp (kobbari)
- Curry leaves – 10 -12 nos
- Peanut (roasted) – 2 tbsp
- Roasted Bengal gram – 2 tbsp (hurigadale)
- Cumin – ½ tsp
- Whole wheat flour – ¾ cup
- Rice flour – 2 tbsp
- Jowar flour – 2 tbsp
- Jackfruit seed powder – ¼ cup
- Salt as per taste
- Baking soda – ½ tsp
- Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
- Asafoetida – ½ tsp
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Hot oil – 2 tbsp
- Water – 2 to 3 tbsp
- Preheat the oven at 180°C for 15 mins. Prepare the baking tray with parchment paper.
- Preparation of masala:
- Make a fine or coarse powder of dry coconut grating, curry leaves, roasted peanuts, roasted Bengal gram, cumin. Keep this powder for further use.
- Preparation of dough:
- Take a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, rice flour, jowar flour, jackfruit seed powder, nut powder, salt as per taste, baking soda and sesame seeds. Also add red chili powder and asafoetida.
- Mix very well so that all ingredients blend well. Add hot oil and mix well with the fingertips. The texture of the flour mixture should be of breadcrumb texture.
- Add one spoon of water at a time to this mixture and prepare the stiff pliable dough.
- Rest the dough for 15 minutes. This helps the dough to meld well.
- Take small balls of dough between two parchment papers. Roll the dough into thin sheets and using cookie cutter make the marks for crackers and pierce with a fork so that the crackers do not puff up too much during baking.
- Place the crackers on baking tray and bake these crackers at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes based on individual oven settings.
- After baking, cool these crackers on wire rack and store them airtight container.
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Pavithra M Adiga
I am a passionate foodie and food photographer with love to document easy, simple to follow, healthy vegetarian recipes in Dice n Cook.