Saturday, July 17, 2010

Chili Cookies / Khara Biscuit

Here’s one variety of cookies that I prepare quite often and it always comes out good. I generally bake this along with some sweet biscuits, so that they make a good combination. FIL who has restrictions on sugar intake loves these cookies as he can have them guilt-free.

A hot cuppa chai and these hot cookies make a good evening snack on a weekend.

Here’s how to make them....
Khara Biscuit

Preparation time
: 10 min
Cooking time : 15 min
Makes : 15-20

Ingredients:
Maida - 1 ½ cups (All purpose Flour)
Butter - ½ cup
Baking soda - ½ tsp (or Baking powder - ¾ tsp)
Salt - a small pinch
Green chilies - 4-5, vary depending on taste
Curry leaves - 4-5 sprigs
Ginger - 1” cube grated
Curd - 2 Tbsp
White sesame - 1 Tbsp, optional

Method:
• Preheat oven at 180ºC
• Grease a baking tray with a little butter and keep aside till the dough is ready
• Finely chop green chilies and curry leaves
• In a bowl mix flour, soda and salt well
• In another bowl, beat butter till fluffy
• Fold in the flour, add green chilies, curry leaves and grated ginger. Mix well.
• Add the curd little by little, ensuring the mixture is just bound well
• Make small balls of marble size, of the dough with the help of your palms and flatten it
• Optionally coat one side with white sesame
• Place these on the greased tray, coated side facing up, leaving enough space for expansion
• Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake at 180ºC for 15 minutes. Check after about 10 minutes and adjust the time, not to over bake or under bake.
• Let it stand in the oven for 10-15 minutes before serving hot and melting cookies
• Allow it to cool completely and then store away the rest in a tight container

Tips n Tricks:
• Do not forget to preheat the oven

Variations:
• Finely chopped and sautéed onions and chopped coriander can be added
Sending this entry to Champa’s Bake off event.

12 comments:

  1. cookies with chillies..never had this kind before..looks awesome and perfectly baked..yummm

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  2. khara biscuits looks delicious n perfect ...mouthwatering click

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  3. Really have come out perfect sums, love spicy biscuits too..

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  4. whether it can be tried in cooker without water instead of oven?
    But nice to try!!

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  5. I love khara biscuits..They look yumm

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  6. Mine is a little different recipe. Looks good and you are making me think of making them myself. I still haven't received the visa so I don't know when I'll be coming. I'll keep you posted.

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  8. Hi Sumana, baked some biscuits yesterday. I must say,this is the best khara biscuit recipe ever. They are so light and literally melt in my mouth... Thank you so much...

    Rohini

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    1. Thank you so very much for trying and letting me know! BTW, do we know each other? Rohini from Kyo?

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  9. Am afraid not! Am from Bangalore though... But have become a fan of yours, so are my neighbors! ( shared some of my biscuits wid'em... N it was a huge hit..) thanks again... :)

    Rohini

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm honored!!

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