Monday, September 7, 2015

Whole Wheat Cumin Biscuits, Eggless Jeera Biscuits

Cumin Biscuits Recipe
Cumin Cookies were the first few cookie recipes that I tried in my oven and succeeded in my first attempt itself.The taste of the cookies still lingers that I wanted to bake them again but this time as biscuits with a crispier texture as the major difference I find between cookies and biscuits is in the texture.These biscuits again were on an experiment mode but glad that it turned out to be a keeper recipe.You can even use this as a base recipe for plain whole wheat cookies, just add any flavouring you like.
Cumin Biscuits Recipe

Cumin Biscuits Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes:25 small cookies
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup
Jeera - 1 heaped tsp
Unsalted chilled butter - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Milk - 2 to 3 tbsp

Method:

  1. Take wheat flour in a mixing bowl add baking powder and salt to it, mix well.Then add chilled butter and powdered sugar.Break butter with your finger tips and rub it with the flour till it remblems breadcrumb like texture.Then add cumin seeds and mix it.How to make Cumin Biscuits Recipe - Step1
  2. Now add milk little by little to  form a dough, not too tight more like our chapathi dough.
    How to make Cumin Biscuits Recipe - Step2
  3. Cling wrap it and refrigerate for atleast 15mins.Using a rolling pin roll the dough slightly thin to 1/8 inch thickness.Use a butter paper underneath to avoid sticking.
    How to make Cumin Biscuits Recipe - Step3
  4. Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins.Use a cookie cutter and cut into small shapes.Gather the remaining dough and roll again,cut with cookie cutter and repeat the process until the whole dough gets over.Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 mins or until the edges start to brown.Cool in wirerack.
    How to make Cumin Biscuits Recipe - Step4
Cool down and then store in airtight container.Serve warm with a glass of milk or as a tea time snack.

Cumin Biscuits Recipe

My Notes:

  • Use only chilled butter for this recipe, I used homemade butter.
  • You can add full maida or use half and half of maida and wheat flour.
  • Do not overbake the biscuits will become hard.
  • The variations to this recipe is endless,replace jeera with ajwain or add vanilla essence or add choco chips or add some spice powders and skip sugar etc.
  • Refrigerating for a while avoids spreading of cookies while getting baked.
  • I got around 25small cookies.
  • The baking timing depends on the cookie size and thickness.If you are making a slighter thicker cookie then it might take atleast 20mins to get baked fully, so adjust the timing accordingly.Mine got done in 15mins.
  • These biscuits are mildly sweet, if you prefer more sweeter biscuits then add 1/2 cup powdered sugar for 1 cup of flour.
Cumin Biscuits Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the recipe.I want to try this recipe...but my baking powder has become very old...can I use baking soda? Pls reply.

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    1. You can use baking soda but the biscuits will not be as crispy as the ones with baking powder.....

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  2. Sure healthy receipe for kids. How can i make this without oven? Can you give me any ideas?

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  3. Nice recipe Sharmi, surely it will be more useful for kids snack box instead of store bought one's mainly all are fully maida. Photographs are showing the crispy feeling so exactly. Shall we make in Microwave oven with Convention - baking mode? or only in Cake Oven it is possible? Please clarify.

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    1. If you have convection mode, you can bake

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  4. Can I skip baking powder?Is there a way to make these without oven?

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    1. Baking powder gives a crisp texture so I recommend adding it...

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  5. Very nice recipe. Can we make these biscuits in pressure cooker. If so can you please tell me the procedure. TIA

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    1. I am not sure as I haven't tried any cookies in pressure cooker so far.....

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  6. Hi . I have morphy Richards 28rss oven , which has modes like bake,toast,warm etc . Can you please suggest which mode to be used for cookies .
    I have always failed at baking cookies , they either get burnt from bottom or become too hard..

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  7. Hi i like the recipe but can you tell me 1/8 tsp means how much to take

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