Masala Biscuit

Some butter was left over after baking muffins. I decided to try baking my ever favourite masala biscuit from childhood.  The biscuits were very soft and melting. Though i could have added some more flour to make the texture a little better. I did not have enough green chillies so i changed the masala using red chilli powder and garam masala.


Masala Biscuits


1 cup self raising flour

1/2 cup butter

ginger paste – 1 tsp

sugar powder – 2 tbsp

jeera – 2 tsp

curry leaves – 1 sprig

coriander leaves – 2 tsp

chilli powder – 2 tsp

garam masala – 1/2 tsp

baking powder – 1 tsp

salt to taste


Method: Mix butter, salt, sugar, ginger paste, chilli powder, curry leaves, jeera and coriander leaves until well mixed. Sieve together flour with baking powder. Mix the butter mixer and flour. The mixer should not be kneaded much. Make sure it is well blend. Preheat oven to 200C. Place the biscuits on the baking tray, press a few seseme seeds on each of the cookie. Bake the biscuits for 10 – 12 minutes. Check the biscuits if it is lifting from the base and slight change color at the base then it is done. Remove from oven at this stage and let it rest for 10 minutes as the biscuits still are cooking even after removal from the oven. Good treat with aftrenoon tea. A different variation with green chillies can be obtained instead of chilli powder and garam masala.




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