Kale Crackers

Crunchy and Flavorful Kale Crackers  perfect with cuppa of tea!!!!

Kale CrackersThis week began with not just the deep South but pretty much the entire East coast bracing for the inevitable; i.e winter storm Helena. With below freezing temperatures for the better part of two days a good ol cup of Joe was our constant companion. Finally there came a time during the day when that cup of Joe was going to feel lonely on our table (CHUCKLES). That’s when I decided to shake things up a bit with these crisp hot-of-the fryer “KALE CRACKERS”.

Yess. Y’all heard it right people!!! I did say KALE crackers.. Having lived in the South for about 10 years I am actually quiet obsessed with a variety of greens, especially collards and kale. Even wifey dear who hasn’t spent as much time as I have in the South fondly shares my obsession. I think y’all would agree that this is actually not a bad thing to be crazy about. The greens are not only a good source of essential nutrients but are very versatile ingredients as well.

They are so versatile that they make great tea-time snacks which in turn makes for a good blog post (CHUCKLES). Instead of making the standard tea-time snacks like Pakoras (Fritters) I was in the mood of something different. I firmly believe that if you cannot think of something completely new then just use tried and trusted ingredients in a slightly different way. Which is exactly what I did in making these piping hot Kale Crackers.

To begin with combine chopped kale leaves, whole wheat flour, gram flour, red chili powder, sesame seeds, fennel seeds and salt in a bowl.  Add hot oil and mix with the spoon. Once it is cool mix everything together with your hands till it looks like breadcrumbs.

Kale Crackers

Add water little at a time and mix. Knead slowly to form a semi stiff dough. Divide the dough in equal parts. On a floured surface roll the dough in a thin circle with a rolling pin. With a cutter, cut out circular crackers in the dough. Remove the extra dough and add it to the unused dough. Prick each cracker with a fork so that they wont puff up.

Kale Crackers

Gently slide 3 to 4 crackers into the hot oil in a frying pan and fry till golden brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper. 

Kale Crackers

Serve with cuppa of tea.

Kale Crackers

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Kale Crackers
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Crunchy and Flavorful Kale Crackers perfect with cuppa of tea!!!!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Kale Leaves (cut the stem and chop fine)
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ cup Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Hot oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Combine chopped kale leaves, whole wheat flour, gram flour, red chili powder, sesame seeds, fennel seeds and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add hot oil and mix with the spoon. Once it is cool mix everything together with your hands till it looks like breadcrumbs. Add water little at a time and mix. Knead slowly to form a semi stiff dough. Divide the dough in equal parts.
  3. On a floured surface roll the dough in a thin circle with a rolling pin. With a cutter, cut out circular crackers in the dough. Remove the extra dough and add it to the unused dough. Prick each cracker with a fork.
  4. Gently slide 3 to 4 crackers into the hot oil in a frying pan and fry till golden brown on both sides.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve with cuppa of tea.

 

30 comments

  1. Nafisa latijiwala says:

    Instead of kalcan we use methi or palak leaves

  2. Looks yummy… Tempting

  3. Sophie says:

    Loved the recipe. Will try baking these instead. Or even better, air frying. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. I love the idea of making homemade cracker, I’ve never done that before! These look so great, Rahul! I love the addition of the kale and I can just imagine them with some tea!

  5. Jeff says:

    What a wonderful recipe! I’ve never made a homemade cracker before, and now I’m eager to try. Yours are really attractive, and they sound tasty.

  6. I love the idea of kale crackers! These look so good. We’re having rainstorms here in California, and these seem like just the rainy day project I’ve been looking for. 🙂

  7. Happy New Year!! Love these crackers and they look so light and flaky! I was just thinking about making some homemade crackers a few weeks ago but never got around to it. Making them now that I have your recipe 🙂

  8. Sanjana says:

    Thanks for the recipe!! Will try baking them and update 🙂

  9. Happy New Year, Rahul! I hope you guys stayed safe during the storm! I personally love a good snow day, so I was LOVING it here in NC! Wish we had a few dozen of these crackers though!! I love kale, so I’m totally digging that you added it to these crackers! They look crisp and delicious, buddy! Cheers!

    • Rahul says:

      Wish you a Happy New Year Cheyanne. We would have loved a good snow day ourselves but what we got was a lot of ice.. So there was no option but to stay home, watch football and eat crackers. 🙂 Fortunately they turned out well so we did manage to have a good time.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Has anybody tried baking these yummy crackers?

  11. Priya says:

    I have craze for crackers and I love this recipe… I will try this once I get kale

    • Rahul says:

      Things like crackers are so good to munch on every now and then, aren’t they? No wonder a lot of people are crazy about them.. 🙂 Hope you like the recipe Priya..

  12. The weather has been freezing here too! These crackers look so delicious and crisp. I love that you’ve added kale to them!

    • Rahul says:

      I am lucky weather wise Kathy since it warmed up very quickly here.. As for the crackers then they did turn out surprisingly well. Not that I am complaining since my wife and I finished off the entire batch in one go.. 🙂

  13. You know, I’m not a huge fan of kale in it’s raw form. I’ve tried it a couple of times, and it’s just not my thing. But I am willing to try it in these crackers…they look delicious!! Happy New Year, my Alabama friend! 🙂

    • Rahul says:

      I totally understand where you are coming from since it took me a while to warm upto them. Now I just try to think of new ways to eat them.. 🙂 Happy New Year to you too David..

  14. Love greens! So good, aren’t they? And kale is great. Never had kale crackers, though — neat idea. Thanks!

  15. Fried stuff is always great. Love that you tried to make this slightly healthier by using wholewheat and kale.

    • Rahul says:

      I am a sucker for fried stuff too and I just cannot give it up.. I came up with this recipe so I don’t feel too bad about eating fried foods. 🙂

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