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multi grain baked nippatu
Multigrain flaxseed crackers recipe… perfect for guilt free snacking ..

Looking for some low cal snacks to munch between your meals ,to mute those hunger pangs.Looking for some healthy tea time snacks to binge without feeling guilty ? Here comes ” Flaxseed Multigrain Crackers / Multi Grain baked Nippattu  ” to your rescue.  Its super healthy, guiltfree , very tasty and easy too . With multi grains , flax seeds, sesame and herbs …we can actually feel good that we are indulging in  healthy stuff.

After many successful attempts with my iyengar bakery style nippattu , i wanted to try some other type of crackers . While blog hopping ,I stumbled upon this recipe. Any healthy recipes surely attracts me and this Multigrains crackers was one such. I tweaked it a bit to alter our taste and was so happy with the outcome. Go ahead friends .. do give a try and be prepared to get accolades ..

multi grain baked nippatu


Smitha Kalluraya
super healthy spicy baked crackers with the goodness of multigrains,sesame and flax
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 30


  • 3/4 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Jowar Flour/Sorghum / Jolada hittu
  • 1/4 cup Finger millet Ragi flour
  • 4-5 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsps White Sesame seeds / til
  • 2 tbsps Flax seeds /agase beeja
  • 3 - 5 Green Chillies, - finely chopped
  • handful Coriander leaves, - finely chopped
  • few Curry Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt, to taste


  • Slightly roast white sesame seeds till they start cracking .
  • Roast flax seeds.Roast till you hear the popping sound reduce.Transfer the flax seeds to a separate plate.
  • Powder flax seeds once they are nicely cooled .
    multi grain baked nippatu
  • To a big mixing bowl add all flours , roasted sesame seeds , powdered flax, salt and chopped chilli - coriander - curry leaves .
    multi grain baked nippatu
  • Add oil and mix everything nicely with your finger tips to form bread crumb like texture .
  • Next , to that add water in steps , combine everything together to form a dough . Don't add whole water together as required water quantity may vary little depending on flour quality .
  • Allow the dough to rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 deg C for 8-10 mins.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions. Dust the slab and roll each portion into a big circle  thicker than the roti. While rolling edges may break . Try sealing them with your fingers and roll .
    crispy multi grain baked nippatu
  • Using a cookie cutter or any lid cut them into your desired shape and size.
  • Slowly lift them and arrange them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper sheet and bake it for around 15- 25 mins at 160 deg C.Keep an eye after 15 mins . Remove them if you see the edges turning red in color . Refer Note 4 .
    how to do multi grain baked nippatu
  • Once done, place them on a cooling rack to cool . They become more crispier once they cool down.
  • That's it .. crispy yummy healthy flaxseed multigrain crackers is all yours. Store in air tight containers . Stays crisp for atleat 15-20 days .


  1. You can use flours of your choice and alter the recipe accordingly.
  2. Making a stiff yet soft dough is very important . Else the nipattus will not become crisp . So be careful while adding water .

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  • Reply
    Sony P
    September 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Sounds healthy !

  • Reply
    September 23, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Any ideas on stove top method

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 23, 2015 at 5:07 am

    havent tried on stove top….

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    Maha Gadde
    September 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    can see the hard work of urs dear..nice recipe n well presented.

  • Reply
    September 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Tried this today and was super yummy. Didn’t have jowar, so replaced it with what flour. I made them into very small circles, my kids loved it. First batch was over in minutes. Real keeper of a recipe. I also added some ajwain.

  • Reply
    January 26, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Hello Smitha,

    I love all your recipes, especially the ones where there is a baked option instead of deep fried 🙂 I have a question regarding the use of flax seeds in this recipe. I currently don’t have any, but I have chia seeds since I use them a lot in baking vegan dishes. Can I substitute chia seeds instead of flax seeds in this recipe? If yes, how much would you recommend?

    Thank you!


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