Saturday, September 5, 2015

Masala Biscuit

Recipe#18 from Mrs.K.M.Mathews series.


  1. All purpose flour - 2 cups
  2. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  3. Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
  5. Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
  6. Ghee in solid form - 50gm
  7. Margarine - 50gm
  8. Sugar - 2 tsp
  9. Yellow color - a drop optional
  10. Egg - 1
  11. Cashew nuts, chopped - 1 tbs
  12. Green chilli, chopped - 1 tbs
  13. Ginger, finely chopped - 1 tsp
  14. Coriander leaves, chopped - 1 tbs
  15. Pepper, coarsely ground - 1/2 tsp


  1. Mix ingredients from 1 to 5 and keep aside
  2. Mix ghee and margarine well using a whisk
  3. Add sugar and mix again
  4. Add color and egg and whisk again to mix well
  5. Add flour mixture to it and knead it (more like a crumbs texture now)
  6. Add ingredients from 11 to 15 to the above and knead again
  7. Make balls and roll the dough. (If dough cannot be made to a ball, add cold water in tsp, checking after each addition if dough is ready to be made to balls)
  8. Cut the rolled dough using a cookie cutter or glass with sharp rim. (Instead of rolling I flattened the ball in my palm)
  9. Preheat the oven to 350F Deg
  10. Butter the baking tray and arrange cookies on it
  11. Bake it at 350F Deg for 30 minutes until the biscuit top is slightly browned
  12. Cool the biscuits in wire rack
  1. Dough texture was too crumbs like and hence i had to add cold water though it was not mentioned in the book
  2. It was not as spicy as i expected. If i am making it the next time, which i will do soon, i will add a tsp more of sugar and more spices
  3. Also i will add a bit more cold water so that there is no cracks on the biscuit when i shape them
  4. I have halved the recipe given in the book
  5. And the book didn't mention baking heat or time

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