Savory Baked Indian Spicy Masala Fire Crackers Recipe

Spicy Masala Fire Crackers Recipe

Spicy Savory Baked Indian Masala Fire Crackers Recipe is a huge win for spice loving cracker lovers everywhere! Inspired by Indian and Mediterranean flavors, I created this recipe to have lots of flavor to jazz up my dinner party appetizer trays!

These spicy seasoned crackers are not your everyday crackers,everyday crackers almond flour masala crackers but have a southern twist, inspired by the Alabama Fire Crackers. This will be your new favorite snack! Are you ready to make, bake and munch on this fire cracker recipe?

Why You’ll Love These!

You know those times when your taste buds are yearning for something that’s not just crunchy, but also richly flavorful and delightfully spicy? Today, I have the perfect solution for you. Let me introduce you to spicy masala crackers. These aren’t just ordinary crackers; they’re a fusion of traditional spices and a satisfying crunch that will transform your snack time. Ideal for gatherings or as a companion to your favorite movie, these spicy masala crackers will be your new favorite treat. Whether you’re enjoying them solo or sharing with friends, they promise to add a zesty twist to your snacking experience.

These are not your average Masala Cracker, but these embrace flavors from around the world! Yes, the spice mix contains Graham Masala, but also Za’atar, Aleppo Pepper, and lemony Sumac with a fantastic olive oil. Let’s learn the ingredients of your new favorite cracker.

Spicy Baked Masala Fire Crackers in blue serving bowl. Easy recipe


  • Spicy Seasoning is the key to this recipe. Grab a nice sized bowl and add the following ingredients:
  • Garam Masala – Garam masala is a warm and aromatic blend of spices, typically including cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander, and black pepper.
  • Turkish Aleppo Pepper – Turkish Aleppo pepper, also known as Pul Biber, is a moderately spicy, slightly sweet, and fruity-flavored chili flake, commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. (you can use crushed red pepper flakes, but use just a little, the heat will turn up quick)
  • Za’atar Seasoning – Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend made from dried herbs like thyme and oregano, mixed with sesame seeds, sumac, and often salt, creating a tangy, nutty, and aromatic seasoning.
  • Salt- because it is just in everything!
  • Sugar – As a southern cook, I swear by adding a little sugar love to nearly all recipes!
  • Olive Oil – This is the key ingredient to bind the spices to the crackers.
  • Crackers – I used a box of Toll House Pita Crackers, but you can use any crackers you love. Just make sure you have extra seasoning for larger boxes of crackers!

Each ingredient in this recipe is a celebration of flavor and the perfect snack anytime of the day! Are you ready to make these Masala Fire Crackers?

A bowl of seasoned pita crackers, covered in a rich, spicy coating, presented on a multicolored placemat with a side of extra seasoning.

How To Make Spicy Masala Fire Crackers

Spice Mix Creation: In a bowl, mix the vegetable oil with spicy masala powder, Aleppo Pepper, Za’atar Seasoning, Sumac, salt. Stir until well combined.

Olive Oil in A Bag or a Bowl: Well, it is better for the planet to grab a large bowl and coat the bowl with drizzles of olive oil, but less messy to coat a 1- or 2-gallon plastic storage bag and add the crackers and seasoning. You pick your way! I used a gallon Ziplock Bag because I thought I might accidentally rub my eyes and that can really hurt! So, if you are using the bowl mixing method, take care not to touch your face while mixing! It will burn like the dickens. So, pick your method and add oil to the bowl or large plastic food storage bag and add the crackers and seasoning. Gently toss until fully coated with all but two tablespoons of seasoning. Set this aside to add a sprinkle at the end of the baking. Not let all that spicy goodness marry with the crackers with the tips below.

Like any good Southern Mama recipe, there are last-minute options and slow option to this recipe. But it is a simple choice!

How much time do you have?

If you have time to let the crackers absorb all the goodness overnight, then make them the night before for extra oomph in every crunchy bite.

If you are a last-minute Sally kind of cook or just want a quick, flavorful cracker to serve on a charcuterie board, then just let the crackers rest in the seasoning for 15minutes to an hour!

The total time is up to you!

Need a serving idea for a party that is easy and spicy to match the heat! Try this mango habanero on cream cheese idea!

Let’s Get These Crackers in the Oven!

  • Baking and Baking Time: Spread the crackers in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, turning the crackers halfway through to ensure even baking.
  • Cooling: Allow the crackers to cool on the baking sheet. They will crisp up as they cool.
  • Serving & Storage: Serve the spicy masala crackers at room temperature. Store any leftovers in an airtight container to keep them crispy for up to a week!

Recipe Variations For Spicy Masala Fire Crackers

A great recipe always has a few variations pop up in your creative cooking mind and this recipe is no different. It is always a good idea to start the easy way by following the directions for the first time. But a great snack screams for more! I mean, we all know the Lays Potato Chip commercials, “No One Can Eat Just One” from our youth. This savory cracker recipe has basic ingredients from my kitchen, but adding some garlic salt instead of salt or chili powder to replace the Aleppo pepper, and even a few crush cumin seeds would be amazing!

Try using oyster crackers and serve with your favorite soup. Use larger club crackers and serve with cheesy dips and my favorite. Look for diamond shapes or star shapes when shopping for the best crackers for a special holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make the seasoning blend ahead of time? YES! Make it and save it for this recipe and other recipes! Store in an airtight container, like a mason jar!

How long can I store the Masala fire crackers? These store nicely for up to a week in an air-tight container. Please allow the crackers to cool completely before storing.

Suggestions To Serve with This Recipe

Serve the spicy cracking with soups, hot chai tea, on a cheese board, or just snack on them! If you have any left, crush them and serve on top of salads!

Spicy Masala Fire Crackers

Spicy Masala Fire Crackers Recipe

These Spicy Masala Fire Crackers are an inventive take on the classic Alabama Fire Cracker recipe, combining the warmth and complexity of garam masala, sumac, and Aleppo pepper. They're perfect for anyone who loves a spicy, flavor-packed snack, ideal for gatherings or as a bold accompaniment to meals and drinks.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons Garam Masala
  • 2 tablespoons Sumac
  • 2 tablespoons Aleppo Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Zaatar Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Brown or White Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 9.5 oz box of Kellogg's Pita Crackers (or similar)
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • Extra spice mix (reserve 2 tablespoons)


  1. Preparing Spice Mix: In a bowl, mix together garam masala, sumac, Aleppo pepper, Zaatar seasoning, sugar, and salt. Reserve 2 tablespoons of this mix for later use.
  2. Coating the Crackers: Drizzle olive oil in a large bowl, ensuring the sides are lightly coated. Add the crackers to the bowl. Sprinkle the majority of the spice mix over the crackers, tossing gently to coat them evenly.
  3. Resting for Flavor Infusion: Let the coated crackers rest for 1 to 8 hours, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Baking: Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C). Arrange the crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are crisp.
  5. Adding Extra Flavor: Once baked, immediately sprinkle the reserved spice mix over the hot crackers for an additional burst of flavor.
  6. Cooling and Serving: Allow the crackers to cool before serving. This step enhances their texture.


  • Feel free to adjust the spice quantities to suit your taste.
  • Longer resting times lead to a more intense flavor profile.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep them crisp.
  • These crackers are excellent with a variety of dips, such as hummus or yogurt-based dips.
  • For a gluten-free version, opt for gluten-free crackers.
    Enjoy these uniquely flavored Spicy Masala Fire Crackers, a sure hit for those who relish a blend of exotic spices and a touch of heat!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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