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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spicy Jeera Biscuit


Bunch of my recent posts are on biscuits and other snacks because we are just coming out of winter holidays. Being at home in this bitter cold (by the way it’s –6 Celsius today) means having friends over, watching lots of movies and playing indoor games. All of these with copious amount of snacking and munching. To avoid falling onto more unhealthy stuff like potatoe-chips and popcorns, I make a lot of healthy biscuits and keep them in boxes around the house.

This is a slightly grown up version of biscuits as I added bunch of spices and chili-fakes to combat the cold.


  1. 1/3 cup all purpose flour ( Maida )
  2. 1/3 cup whole wheat flour ( Atta )
  3. 1/3 cup semolina ( Sooji )
  4. 1tsp. salt
  5. 1tsp. sugar
  6. 1tsp. baking powder
  7. 2tsp. roasted cumin seeds
  8. 1tsp. chili flakes
  9. 2tsp. chopped fresh cilantro ( Coriander Leaves )
  10. 4tbsp. canola oil ( You can use any other vegetable oil )
  11. 1/3 cup butter milk


Pre heat oven at 350F

In a bowl soak semolina in buttermilk and keep for 15 minutes.

In  another bowl sift flour with baking powder. Now add other dry ingredients to it and mix until well combined. Drizzle oil over it and mix it with your finger tips till the mixture looks like bread crumb. Add chopped cilantro to it and mix well.

Now add soaked semolina to it and knead it to make a soft pliable dough. If needed you may add little water to it.


Roll the dough on a floured surface. Roll it out till it is fairly thin. The dough is sticky and clings to the rolling pin. So one trick I use, is to place the dough inside cling-films and then rolling them.


Now using a round cutter cut out small rounds from the dough. Repeat till the dough is all used up.

Place the round cut outs on a baking sheet and bake them or 20 – 25 minutes till the sides turn golden.

Allow them to cool under room temperature before you store them.

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