Friday, July 23, 2010

khara Biscuit / Masala Cookies

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

Preheat oven at 175ºC
Grease a baking tray with a butter and keep aside.
Finely chop green chilies and curry leaves
In a bowl mix flour, soda and salt well.
In another bowl, beat butter till smooth and add to the flour mix
Add green chilies, curry leaves and grated ginger to it. Mix well.
Add the curd little by little, ensuring the mixture is just bound well
Make a small balls of marble size, flatten it with a help of your palm.
Coat one side with white sesame
Place these on the greased tray, coated side facing up.
Leave enough space between each of them.
Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake at 180ºC for 15 minutes.
Check after about 10 minutes and adjust the time,dont over bake or under bake
Let it stand in the oven for 10-15 minutes before serving hot.
Allow it to cool completely and then store away the rest in a tight container