Friday, September 23, 2011

Masala Biscuit

I was at the dining table, as usual, doing my work when I heard a chef preparing biscuits on a cookery show on TV. His recipe was slightly elaborate so I decided to look up a simpler one online and found this one. I modified it a bit more and used whole wheat flour instead of maida (bleached flour).
Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
Oil – 4-5 tbsps
Red chillies (cut into small pieces) – 2
Ginger powder – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Carom seeds – a pinch
Baking Soda ¼ tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients to make soft (chapathi dough texture) dough. If the dough feels dry, add a little curd. Roll out the dough, as you would chapathis/pizza dough, and cut out into desired shapes and size. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Once the biscuits have cooled, store in an air-tight container. Bon App├ętit.