June 15, 2011

Khara Biscuits ~Indian Cooking Challenge

Indian Cooking Challengers are into baking for the May Challenge. Srivalli chose Khara biscuits and gave us Champa's recipe. The recipe is very simple with easily available ingredients.  It makes a great snack to go with tea. The recipe is a versatile one that you can add any spice of your choice and come out with various flavors. 

You need

  • Maida/All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
  • Butter - 1/3 cup softened 
  • Sugar - 4 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies - 6, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves - 2 tblspn, chopped fine
  • Curd -  3 tblspn


Measure flour and salt into a bowl. Whisk well. Cream butter and sugar in another bowl.  Add 2 tblspn of curd to it and beat well. Add the flour mix to it and incorporate into the cream mixture. Just bring together the dough and don't knead it. Add chopped chillies and curry leaves.  If you feel the dough is too crumbly, add little more curd. The dough need not be wet, but you should be able to roll it. 

Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 C for 25 minutes. These cookies doesn't brown on top.  The bottom will be golden brown. You can bake it for few more minutes to get crisp cookies. The cookies when removed will be soft to touch and they firm up on cooling. 

Note: You can add crushed pepper for the heat in place of chillies. Mint/coriander leaves can be used.
The baking time may vary depending up on your dough and oven.


  1. You have made these perfect...getting to see so many of these yum biscuits today...lovely presentation.

  2. Jayasree, each of us chose to make shapes for these! I am just not aware how the originals are shaped and sold in bakeries. Yours have turned a lovely colour too, evenly.

  3. love spiced cookies..am going to try them soon..

  4. Your Khara Biscuits look perfect. Love the tear drop shape.

  5. Khara biscuits has come out perfect :) I love these biscuits a lot..

  6. Each one of us has given these biscuits a unique shape.

  7. These biscuits look perfect...Simple and flavorful

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Looks tempting and awesome. You rock as ever

  9. Curry leaves instead of coriander leaves sure sound very flavorful. Unfortunately, I didn't have curry leaves else I had that in mind too :)

  10. Now I must seriously check out with all of you if there was a secret plan to make those different shapes..:)..so many different shapes..Jayasree your cookies look great!

  11. Urs came out super prefect, love ur cookies shape, looks soo cute..

  12. looks yummy and delicious..

  13. Cute and yummy looking biscuits

  14. I so need few of those :)
    Wonderfully executed!
    US Masala

  15. Woww.. looks great :D I need to try this :)

  16. Kara biscuit looks so good. I would like to invite you to our "Quick and easy recipe mela" and enter your recipe. We would be glad to see your participation. Thanks.

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