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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Savory Biscuits | Khara Biscuits (Eggless)

Every one loves the sweet cookies or biscuits but there are many who equally devour the savory version too..I fall among the later category & so love these biscuits more than the sweet ones.These biscuits are real flavorful ones with all spices and herbs.Though I always had these from stores as a kid never thought to try these,but now when I tried these they are much more tastier than the store brought ones.They have a mildly sweet,spicy and salty taste and are crunchy.To all savory biscuit lovers,this is  special treat ,check this out!!



Ingredients
Wheat flour 1/2 cup
all purpose flour 1/2 cup
butter 75gms (3/4 of a stick)
baking soda 1/2 tsp
cilantro 3-4 sprigs chopped small
curry leaves 10-12 leaves chopped small
green chilli 1 or 2 chopped fine (as per tolerance)
milk /water -3 tbsp (milk tastes better)
pepper powder 1/2tsp
fennel seeds 1 tsp
sesame seeds 1 tsp
sugar 2 tsp
salt 1tsp


Method
-Sift the flours together ,add salt,sugar,sesame seeds,pepper powder,fennel seeds,baking soda.Mix well.Soften the butter and add to it.Knead to a dough like bread crumbs.
-Add all the remaining ingredients and knead to a dough as for chapathis.
-Lightly flour the surface and roll the dough in to a big chapati with 1/4 '' thickness.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a tray with parchment paper.
-Using a bottle cap or cookie cutters ,cut desired shapes.
-Place each biscuit on the tray and place it in the oven.
-Bake for 15-20mins. Note the lightly browning on the cookies.Cool on wire rack for 10-15minutes  and serve with tea/coffee !!

Servings ~15-20 biscuits


NOTES
* You can use all purpose flour alone too.
*Wait for the cookies to cool down completely otherwise you will not get the crunchy touch.
* You  can add chopped mint leaves and 2tbsp of yogurt instead of milk.


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55 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect snack for tea time.. Love it..

Sonali Pradhan said... Best Blogger Tips

these namkeens are one of my favorites....I love khara biscuits ...perfectly done :-) n thnx for sharing the recipe......I hav an award for u in my space...plz accept :-)

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maha said... Best Blogger Tips

from along time iam searching 4 spicy cookies...now i got it..thanx dear 4 sharing this........

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..those have come our perfectly Julie. It was one of my favourite tea time snack too :) Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll definitely try this out :)

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the sesame seeds addition.. gives a nice crunch!!

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a similar recipe my friend gave me in college after she did some cooking classes. I am glad you have posted it. I love these biscuits.

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

simply awesome recipe..biscuits look very crispy and yummy..would love to try this..bookmarked!!
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Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

My neighbor was asking for khara biscuit recipe.will show this to her :)

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum biscuit. I had a thought of doing this for your event should change mine :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome and full of flavor..

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious masala biscuits, looks yummy..

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Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

crispy biscuits..looks perfect!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking khara biscuits.

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! Your cookies look so crumbly and I can almost feel the spice on my tongue. Reminds me of the masala biscuits we used to have at tea time in our college days. Very popular snack in Kerala.

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Binitha said... Best Blogger Tips

excellent cookies...will surely try this one:)

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

really nice!.......although i'm a hardcore "sweet" person..i do like these!...great!.thanks again for the input.

Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking biscuits and hey Ilove that innovative ice cream too, very creative.

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Even i tried this one and this is quite addictive . Nicely done

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

looks like a must try... looks good..

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks sooo perfect

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Spicy crunchy flavorful masala biscuit. Nice clock. Thanks for linking my event.

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Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, good that you posted this recipe...I was tired of baking only sweet buiscuits all the time. Shall definitely try this one!
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La @ FoodSlice said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious Julie. Never made salty spicy biscuits. The family is sure to love them

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

I have made this being the part of Indian Cooking challenge.But yours look perfect Julie...Real yum!

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

How original! these looks so good.
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Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful cookies! I would definitely eat more than one!

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

biscuits luk great...perfect tea time snack !!!

easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips

These biscuits look awesome! I HAVE to try them SOON! Thanks for sharing. BOOKMARKED!

Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, the biscuits look so nice...I love these...they remind me of home and tea time :-)

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

I too love the savory version...........yummy biscuits...
i was too planning from long to try this out, any way will try it soon.

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Khara biscuits with tea would be delicious.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious n perfectly spiced Cookies. Luvly

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

it looks so wonderful. I would love to have this masala biscuit with tea. :)
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Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

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hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking biscuits looks so inviting.

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy cookies Julie..would love to bite into it right now..

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

i love savoury biscuits..bookmarking..hope to try soon

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Bookmarked for making asap

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

looks amazing julie!lovely pics!.... somthin different!

San said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been wanting to bake these biscuits but i keep forgetting it. Masala biscuits are amazing and they form a good combo with a cuppa tea.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

i love cookies...perfectly done dear...

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect savory biscuits., my fav too. Am not really into sweets, so always I would go for khara biscuits, still I try and make them rather than the sweet ones.. Thnx so much for linking up., now I can try ur version sometime

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

i am craving for your masala biscuits rt now :) lovely recipe and those savory biscuits come out really good n looks more tempting..love it!!
thanks for linking to the event, really a healthy munch!
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belesaaru said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this looks perfect! what a coincidence, i was talking to my MIL about these biscuits today and she was explaining her way of baking these..

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Miss these so much!

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

Biscuits looks perfect.Nice tea time snack

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

love these savory biscuits..

Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that these cookies are made with half and half! will try it soon. Thanks for posting Julie!

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome....

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Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Great snack idea and yummy too!Thanks for sharing :)

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

yummmyyyyyy...i love these kind of spicy biscuits!!!

Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

I will definitely try this recipe very soon.. looks so awesome:)

Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

i promise i will try this out...looks awesome...thx for keepg it simple

Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect munchies. Awesome.
Thanks for linking it to my event dear.
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JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

looks awesome...loved the presentation...