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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kalonji Biscuit (Nigella Seed Biscuits)

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I don’t take to snow that much. Irrespective of the insulation my toes freeze over. The rest of my family however, takes to snow like fish takes to water. They frequently head out to the mountains for snow-shoeing, snowmobiling and other bunch of things which has the word snow in them.

Those days I thoroughly enjoy myself by curling up into warm blankets, reading books, listening to music with warm cup of coffee and munching on biscuits.

One of those biscuits is Kalonji spiced and is one of my favorites.

 

 

Ingredients

  1. 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1/2 cup all purpose flour ( maida )
  3. 1/4 cup semolina ( sooji )
  4. 1tsp. baking powder
  5. 1tsp. salt
  6. 1tsp. sugar
  7. 2tsp. kalonji seeds ( Kalojeera or nigella )
  8. 1/2 stick butter
  9. 1/4 cup milk

Procedure

Pre heat oven at 350F.

Sift the flour in a bowl.

Add all other dry ingredients to it and mix well. Now add butter and using your finger tips mix it with the dry ingredients until you get a crumb texture. Add little milk at a time in the mixture and knead it to make a soft pliable dough.

Knead the dough once more before you start rolling them. Roll the dough on a floured surface until moderately thin. Using your cookie cutter cut into rounds from it. Remove the extra dough and roll it out once again and cut out rounds. Repeat until the dough is all used up.

Place the round cut outs on a baking sheet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until risen and golden. 

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