Barnyard Millet Peanut Crackers/Fasting Crackers

I am a Baker by heart and can’t keep calm even during my Navratri Fasts 🙂 I decided to make few cookies and crackers that can be had during fasts when only Satvik Food is allowed. I decided to play with the limited ingredients that can be had during fasts and created two recipes this Navratri especially for my niece who is in a hostel.  The first one is my Gluten Free Amaranth Almond Cookies, and then I made these Barnyard Millet Peanut Crackers 🙂


These crackers are made with Barnyard Millet flour that is Samak in Hindi which is very fondly eaten during Navratri. I added roasted peanuts for some extra crunch to the crackers. They are flavored with only rock salt & roasted cumin powder, perfect with tea while you are fasting 🙂


  • 1 & 1/2 cup Powdered Barnyard Millet(Samak)
  • ¼ cup amaranth flour
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts, coarsely powdered
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tsp rock salt or to taste


  • Mix together both the flours, peanut powder, cumin powder, kasoori methi and salt
  • Add ghee and rub all of this between your palms, to get everything mixed really wellIMG20180320135603.jpg
  • Add little water to make it come togetherIMG20180320140801.jpg
  • Then roll the dough to a thin sheet of ¼ inch thickness. The dough is a little tricky because none of the flours has gluten that helps in sticking it together. So it will keep on falling apart but roll it with light hands and with the help of dry amaranth flour
  • Cut out the sheet in desired shape with a cookie cutter and line them on the greased baking tray
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until they are crispy brown looking

Store in an airtight jar and enjoy with tea. They are pretty flavorful yet simple 🙂



Author: flavoredwithlovebypriyanka

A complete Foodie by heart who loves to eat and cook, and cook with all the seriousness and lots of love...

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