July 29, 2013

Masala Khara Biscuits

I tried this recipe which I had learned from a cooking class which I had attended in Bangalore during my college days.
Masala Khara Biscuits


All purpose flour - 3 cups
Butter/margarine/any fat of your choice - 1 cup softened
Sugar - 6 tsp
Salt - 2 tsp
Green Chillies - 6 chopped fine or more per taste
Ginger - 1/2 inch grated
Cilantro - 1/4 cup chopped
Curry leaves chopped - 3 strings
Mint leaves chopped - 12 leaves
Onion - 1/2 chopped (small onion) sauteed in a tsp of olive oil
Yogurt - to mix as needed
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp

1.  Sieve flour with baking powder and salt
2.  Cut the fat in the flour with sugar
3.  Do not knead it.  It must be bread crumb consistency
4.  Mix the chopped chillies, cilantro, curry leaves, mint leaves, grated ginger,sauteed onions
5.  Add a little yogurt to make the dough
6.  Roll it to 1/8 inch thickness  and cut to desired shapes
7.  Place on a baking sheet a little apart
8.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or till done.


  1. Hi Nutan,
    Made these today.Turned out yummy.The only changes I made are-
    1.Omitted onions(daughter doesn't like them)
    2.Added cumin seeds
    3.Used half a cup of self rising flour.
    I also refrigerated the dough for 15 min before baking them.They turned out crisp and flaky.