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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Low fat Cumin Cookies

Though this is my second attempt baking in my new OTG, it was so much of fun & excitement. I was sitting next to the oven throughout the 20mins of baking, peeping through the glass door :)
Cumin cookies
The recipe is from here But I modified a bit....I used 1/2 cup wheat flour with 1/2 of APF added pepper powder, still the cookies turned out soo gud. The next time I'l try it fully with wheat flour. So here is the recipe of the cookies that impressed everyone at home.

Ingredients:
  • Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
  • Wheat flour(atta) - 1/2 cup
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Milk - as reqd to knead to a stiff dough (I used 1/4 cup)

Method:
1. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt and oil. Add the milk and knead to a stiff dough till its not sticky.

2. Roll the dough to about 2mms thick, but this didnt work out for me as I cudnt roll it evenly so what I did was to press it in the roti maker, this way it was easy and quick!

3. Using a cookie cutter cut into round shapes, I used a lid to cut it. Now bring together the remaining scrapings, roll out again and repeat the process till the entire dough gets over.

4. Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C for 10mins. Grease the baking tray, arrange the cookies and place the tray in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 20mins.

5. Remove the cookies from the oven, allow it to cool and then store them in air tight containers.


NOTE:The actual recipe says 20-25 mins but mine got baked in 20mins so keep an eye after 20mins.
They were crispy and little crunchy......The pepper & cumin flavour compliments each other well, making it perfect to munch during tea time!
Written by: SHARMILEE J

56 comments:

  1. hi
    low fat cumin cookies look mouthwatering and very colourful...healthy and sugarfree ..sure will try

    cheers

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  2. Sharmilee, u have baked ur cumin cookies prefectly yaar...Hope to see more bakes from u..

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  3. Perfect and nice flavored cookies dear...Nice presentation....

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  4. Wow, simply love the idea of savoury version...cumin infused...aaah aromatic it wud be...i can smell from here:)

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  5. Baking biscuit with cumin hmm...Indian spiced biscuits ..yummy

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  6. Oh i wanted to make these too, love your pics!

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  7. Looks so so yummy and perfect...

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  8. I cannot miss this low fat cumin cookies,got to try this...Looks really delicious....Thanks for sharing the recipe...

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  9. wow nice cookies sharmilie...they luk very crunchy, gud healthy recipe

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  10. so happy to receive entry from you. thanks sharmi.. cookies look super. sapadnum pola iruku.

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  11. I love Cumin Cookies and yours looks perfect...

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  12. Cookies look tasty...I too love svaory cookies...this would taste great with a cup of hot tea :)

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  13. simply loved use of cumin in cookies! wonderful idea!
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  14. cookies look great!! cumin would have added a nice flavour to the dough, Mmmmm, must be delicious with a cup of hot tea!!

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  15. nice! i am looking at savoury coockies after a long time, thanks for a great recipe.

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  16. low fat cumin cookies..thanks for the recepie..

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  17. I bookmarked one from Sandeepa- Love to dunk in tea those cookies!

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  18. Gorgeous Click and great lookign cookies, Sharmilee

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  19. Perfectly flavored delicate cookies for tea-time! Looks real yum!

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  20. cumin cookies looks really good.

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  21. I am sure it will taste great as you have added cumin seeds.Perfect with evening tea.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  22. They have turned out so perfect and yummy dear...healthy too.

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  23. perfectly baked cookies...Grt job !

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  24. Nice job.. that looks great.. I am glad your OTG is doing well :)

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  25. Thanks for visiting mine, this cookies looks delicious and unusual, not the sweet type we used to make.

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  26. Love the savory cookies....they look yummy......

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  27. Thanks for Visiting my blog.I used to work in chennai near landmark,Nugambakkam .To take a break from our mundane schedule we used to visit the roadside teashop for a tea/cofee.We used to relish those cumin cookies along with the tea.It reminds me of that and urges me to try soon,that too low fat :).

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  28. Thats an awesome recipe,perfect tea time snack Sharmilee,nice clicks as usual!

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  29. Hi,

    Looks yummy, I am also planning to buy OTG, could you please tell me whcih OTG you buy and your experience witn it?

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  30. @Anon : I have Morphy Richards 14ltr OTG, I bought it a year ago and am pretty much happy with it till now. I have tried baking cakes, cookies, pizzas and grilling gobis n chicken.

    My suggestion is : If you are planning to get a oven just for the sake of baking and grlling then OTG is apt choice, if you plan cooking also then u should opt for microwave oven with convection mode.

    I got it in Chennai Girias but its available in most of the leading shops.Do let me know if you need any other details.....

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    1. Dear Sharmili, Please give some cooking recipies for Micro-wave, I want to do both baking and cooking. Also help me teaching step by step Pizza making

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    2. I use a OTG and use it only for baking and grilling. I dont prefer microwave for cooking so sorry couldnt help u in this regard. For pizza check the paneer tikka pizza post for making pizza from the scratch.

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  31. hai sharmilee i tried ur cumin cookies it was delicous do visit our blog to see our result of ur recipe;)http://sisterspassion.blogspot.com/2011/09/cumin-biscuit.html

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  32. Hi

    Tried this after the success of the Eggless sponge cake. followed the receipe exactly, but don't know what went wrong, it was very brittle and did not taste good too - shld i try with only APF and see....

    SS

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  33. @Anonymous - I am not sure why it went wrong.The thickness should not very thin or very thick. And as these biscuits dont have more butter it will not be very cripsy...it will crunchy and slightly crispy. Or did you add more butter?

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  34. Madam,
    I bought a morphy richards otg just yesterday and tried khara biscuits.

    i rolled out the dough quite thick(around 1 cm) so that it resembles the one available in bakeries here. After preheating for 10 mins at 250degC in toast mode, baked at 200degC in bake mode for 15 mins.. The top and the middle portion was underbaked, just the bottom portion was done. I'd like to know what might've gone wrong,
    Is it the placement of the baking tray
    Or the temperature and the duration.
    i dont quite get it where to place the tray.. it would be very helpful if you can illustrate this. I din use the wire grill.

    I turned the biscuits and tried baking again and was out of luck with the outcome.. not too bad though.

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    1. Hi Smitha,
      Congrats on ur new oven...I usually preheat the oven at the same baking temperature itself(though the manual says 250 deg C) in pizza/toast mode then turn it to baking mode. Also I keep the baking tray(that came with my OTG) in the middle rack. Try these tips and see..And dont lose hope as my first few tries of baking were all trashed either overbaked or underbaked...it will all come by practise. Once you know your oven, then baking will be a breeze :)

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  35. I bought a new convection type microwave two days before, how i bake biscuits in that. when rotating, is possible the rectangle baking tray was hit in the door? i had one black colour round with stand(iron), i don't know for what purpose it is, it has three up and downs.

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  36. @Magesh : I am not sure of microwave as I havent used it at all...may be you can bake the biscuits with the given round tray itself

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  37. these cookies looks excellent...I want to try them, but Sharmi could u pls tell me that what would be the baking time for the microwave convection oven...

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  38. @Chandrima : You can follow the same timing for microwave too but check 3-5mins before and then proceed accordingly.

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  39. thanks a lot for this great cookie.. i tried it and it came out well.
    its a good try for beginners like me

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  40. I just made these! as I am quite a lover of spice and flavour, I used my home-made chilli and garlic infused palm oil instead and it works wonderfully! Thank you so much original poster :D

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  41. Sharmi,can i use ajwain/Omam instead of cumin??

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  42. @Geethu : Yes you can add omam but add 1 to 2 tsp only as the flavour is strong

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  43. Dear Sharmi,the biscuits came out well...the measures were right,the timings were right but still some cookies were not baked on top(they remained soft on top even after cooling)i flipped them and baked again for 3 to 5 mins...tis always happens with the cookies!i have Morphy richards OTG (18 ltr)...do u hav any tips to overcome tis issue??

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    1. Oh this sounds new to me..try using the top rack for baking cookies. I dont usually flip the cookies and havent faced this issue at all.

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  44. @Geethu : If the cookies are not flattenned evenly you might have this issue...So try to flatten all cookies evenly else arrange all same size cookies in a batch and bake..

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  45. They were perfectly even!!and i cut them using cookie cutter only..i dont knw why tis happens every time...i think,i should try it again n again to fix the pbm :)

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  46. Dear Sharmille
    I want to try the buiscuit but want to replace soda with baking powder what can be the measurement

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    1. I am not sure whether replacing soda with baking powder will work....because I havent experimented much on this recipe.

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  47. I tried this cookie recipe today, sharmi. The inside of the cookie didn't cook properly. It was chewy and difficult to bite. Can you please tell me where I might have gone wrong. I'm new to baking. I use a microwave convection oven.

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    1. .As we dont have butter in these cookies, they should be rolled thin to get crispy cookies as in the pics....

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  48. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I tried these recipes and posting today on my blog. Please do visit my space as I've mentioned about your site as I'm a huge fan of your space :)

    https://priyakitchenette.blogspot.com

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