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besan papdi- gluten free crispy chickpea crackers in a ceramic with tea in background
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Besan Papdi- Gluten Free Chickpea Crackers

esan papdi are gluten free vegan savory chickpea crackers with a touch of Indian spices. These are so flaky, crispy, delicious and just perfect with chai. These crackers are easy to make, ready in 30 minutes and requires very few ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: besan papdi
Servings: 30 crackers
Calories: 26kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup chickpea flour besan
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds ajwain
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water or less


  • To begin with preheat oven at 400 F or 200 C. Add 1 cup chick pea flour or besan in a large mixing bowl.
    chickpea flour or besan in a mixing bowl
  • To the bowl add 1 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds or ajwain, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.
    chili powder, turmeric powder, sesame seeds, carom seeds, cumin seeds, oil, salt, baking soda and sugar added to chickpea flour for making crackers
  • Mix very well with a spoon to coat the oil well with the flour.
    ingredients for gluten free chickpea crackers in a mixing bowl.
  • Add water little by little and form a stiff dough. Do not knead the dough, just bring it together like a pie crust dough.
    besan papdi dough
  • Divide the dough into 2 big balls and placed them on a large piece of parchment.
    papdi dough ready to be rolled
  • Cover the dough with another piece of parchment and roll into a circle of 1/6 "thickness using a rolling pin.
    chickpea crackers dough rolled into 1/6"circle
  • Using a pinwheel cut into squares or diamonds. Transfer the parchment to a large baking sheet.
    ready to bake besan papdi dough
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn slightly crispy and the crackers are dry.
    baked crispy besan papdi
  • Cool thoroughly in a wire rack, store in airtight containers. Serve besan papdi with tea.
    closeup shot of crispy baked besan papdi


Serving: 30crackers | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg