Sunday, March 14, 2010
Biscuits are very addictives .The word itself asks for the term baking.Biscuits cannot be made without baking them and what a wonderful idea to post one of these recipes for the "bake-off " event hosted and started by champa of versatilekitchen.blogspot.com.I am really not good at baking and have tried only few things till now but not biscuits till date and was really inspired by many of the bloggers who have great passion towards baking and when i landed on champas bake-off event page i thought why shouldnt i try my hand on baking,if it turns well will post the recipe and if not then will not post but still try hard to be perfect.So immediately i started hunting for some easy and palatable baked recipe so even if it dosent turn out good i wont regret much :P ,and there i suddenly remembered one of my friend in melbourne .Once i had been to her place and she gave me some spicy namkeen biscuits to eat which were quite different ,she made by herself and said that they were quite famous in bangalore bakeries .They were tasting just too good so i asked her to pass on the recipe,i must say ever since i met this young lady i get more enthusiasm for trying new dishes,whenever i go to her place i always land up eating something different at her place and immediately will ask for her recipes and will try them,i am a big fan of her cooking and have posted few of her recipes adding my own little variation in them.So these spicy biscuits recipe had been taken from my friend though i have made some variations in it.This is my first ever entry for some event ever since i started blogging so im equally excited ,here the recipe goes to the "Bake-Off" event hosted by champa..
1cup plain flour ( maida )
21/2 tbsp heaped soft butter
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp kasoori methi ( slightly crushed with ur fingers )
2 tbsp yogurt
2-3 finely chopped green chillies ( adjust according to your taste )
1 tsp grated ginger
2-3 curry leaves broken into small pieces
salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 200 c.In a mixing bowl add all the above ingredients together and mix well and form a soft dough.Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter/cookie cutter or any sharp edged lid to the desired size.Place biscuits about 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet. Gather the trimmings and repeat forming and cutting.Prick all over the biscuits with fork so it doesnt get puffed up.Bake for 10-15 min or until it gets brown in colour.Please keep checking and if required can flip over and bake till it browns all over ( i didnt had to do that though ).Allow it to stand for few minutes or let it cool down completely and then it can be stored in air tight jars/containers for days.
note : the actual recipie calls for dry chopped pudina ,or cumin seeds or any italian herb as a variation though today when i started making i dint had any of those ingrediant and so i thought of using kasoori methi which is in dry form and also have a great aroma and flavour and is mine personal favourite,the biscuits still turned out super kewl which was already half finished with our evening tea and coffee :).you can also double the quantity and store for days and can have as and when required.