Friday, June 17, 2011

On Break...

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
How are you all?
Sorry for not posting regularly.
I will be back soon. Busy with the work at home...
Hope to see you all here when I am back.....

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Every month,  is getting more interesting, I am enjoying it and wait for the announcement every month. Sometimes, I will finish the challenge soon and its really difficult to wait for 15th of that month.
I prepared these biscuits which Srivalli has choosen from Champa's Savory Shortbread cookies / Iyengar bakery Khara Biscuit for Indian Cooking Challenge.
The very next day I prepared these and was waiting for the 15th. Here I am with my version. 

I remember mom making biscuits like these. But she had that old round, big oven like a round tiffin box. She always tried biscuits, buns, breads and cake in that. I never tried with her :-(, but here I am getting very challenging and fare chances of learning many new foods. When you are in challenge, you will do it.
That holds good with me..

Ingredients :(I used half the qty from the original recipe, it gave me more than 30 biscuits)
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 of 1/3 cup(I had fresh home made butter :-))  )
Green chilly - 1
Yogurt or curds - 2 TBSP
Sugar - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander, Curry leaves and Fresh mint - 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Line the baking tray with baking sheets.
Preheat the oven at 160C
In a bowl, mix nicely the APF and salt. 
In another vessel, beat the butter and sugar till creamy. Add the yogurt and continue the beating.Add the dry ingredients. Keep on mixing without much pressure on your hands.
Add the green chilly, and green leaves chopped. Mix well. the dough will be dry. Don't add more curds or water to make it wet.

Take half the portion and make into a ball. Roll into 1/4" thick chapati.
Use the Cookie cutter if you have to give the desired shapes or you can use some steel bowl with sharp edges, or bottle cap or even the normal knife to cut these to give any shape.
Transfer these on baking sheet slowly.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Keep checking of getting burnt. My biscuits took 15 minutes to bake. 
They will be soft when hot. But will turn into crispy once cool.
Store in a air tight jar.
This is the last portion left out after cutting with the cookie cutter ;-)
My daughters enjoyed the biscuits with their friends. Planning to bake it again.

Keep Smiling,

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