Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jeera/Cumin Biscuits/Cookies

In my quest to bake healthy cookies/ biscuits, I came across Sunita Bhuyan's Cuminy nibbles. I use cumin (Jeera) liberally in my cooking. I enjoyed the aroma of this spice in my Cumin bread so was eager to try out this recipe.

I have tried the original recipe as is. The biscuits come out pretty good. However, I wanted to decrease the maida and use whole wheat flour. So the next time I altered the recipe a little bit . Please do check Sunita's space for the original recipe.

Ingredients :

1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
1/2 cup all purpose flour (I used maida)
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp jeera
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
6 tbsp oil
1/2 cup milk

Method :

Roast the jeera lightly. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and jeera. Pour oil and knead the dough, adding milk little by little. 

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll to about 2mm thick.

With a cookie cutter (I used a fondant cutter) cut into desired shape.

Peel the extra dough away from the cookies and keep aside. You can roll it out again for the second batch.

Transfer the cookies onto a lightly greased baking tray and bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 mts.

The baking time depends on the size and thickness of the cookies. So keep checking. When the top browns slightly the biscuits are done. 

Repeat the same procedure for the second batch. Remove the scrapings and make the next batch, until you use up all the dough.
Towards the end I used tiny cutters to make tiny cookies (which, btw, bake really fast because of their tiny size).

Nibble on the li'l treats without guilt!

These cookies hop on to Priya's weekly event - Bookmarked recipes and also to Only Kid's Delight.



  1. Wow... its a wonderful and flowery cookies... just love it....

  2. Very lovey and savoury cookies there!

  3. wow Apy these cute biscuits looks so perfect n crispy ...love the flavor of jeera ...bookmarked dear ...love the clicks too


  4. Hey Aparna.. those cookies look really great. Nice to have baked-snacks that are not sweet.

  5. oh such a crispy cookies without not much fat ,, I have bookmarked it too ... adding whole wheat flour is definitely much healthier

  6. cute n yummy....collect ur award from my blog

  7. They have come out beautifully Aparna. I have deleted your link for the event. Please feel free to re-add it :)

  8. i like savory cookies..they came out perfect..i love that u made them with whole wheat flour..will try it :)

  9. I am very happy to see Vegetarian/No Egg and low fat recipe of Jeera biscuit. Perfect recipe for tea time and they look yummy :))I will make a batch of these soon. Approximately how many cookies can you make from 2 cups of flour?

  10. Depending on the size of the cookie cutter you can make abt 45 cookies.

  11. sure tatse really good.. liked the variety biscuit.. with cumin sound so perfect..good with eve tea..

  12. Hi Aparna,

    Came here from Priya Mitharwals blog.These cumin cookies look very delicious.Will try them soon.

  13. Apy i just made masala cookies yest... this one luks so yum.... m gona try it nd post it soon :)

  14. Aparna,

    Cumin cookies looks awesome. Nice one. Thanks for visiting my blog.Hope to see you around more. You have nice space.

  15. Lovely cookies,Looks superb and loved the cookie cutter too...

  16. Lovely cookies....me too big fan of Jeera, I guess jeera is the one spice I use most....I too saw these at sunita's world the other day....

  17. Sounds so great..cookies looks very cute.

  18. I too like jeera flavor very much. Cute shapes...And final product is really tempting.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  19. Wow....love savory cookies....and love the flavour of jeera in cookies...looks crunchy and yum....

  20. Umm.. Looks gr8.. Thanks 4 dropping down to my blog.. I can never cook pulao in one pot..always have a fear abt the water measurement..Do let me know of a perfect recipe..so that the rice grains are well separated..

  21. they look so delicious, bookmarked again.Omg , i have so many of your recipes bookmarked, lemme start making them:-)

  22. Ohh!! I've always loved these cookies, never really found a recipe for them! They look fantastic :)



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