Jun 15, 2011

Iyengar bakery Khara Biscuit for ICC

Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuits was the recipe featured for this month's Indian Cooking Challenge. Though, I haven't tasted/tried making these biscuits/cookies, these were so easy to make and tasted delicious too. I made them this evening along with our evening coffee and they made a great accompaniment to the coffee. We loved the Indian touch to the cookies, because of the addition of green chillies and coriander and no eggs and baking soda which are regular ingredients in any cookie!

Maida/All purpose Flour - 2 cups/250 gms
Butter - 1/3 cup at room temperature
Green chilly - 1 minced or finely chopped
Sugar - 4 teaspoons
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - a few sprigs
Yogurt/curd - 3 tablespoons

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt together. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Also add the yogurt and mix together until incorporated.

Slowly add the flour-salt mixture to the wet ingredients and knead well until everything comes together.

Also add the chopped chilly and coriander leaves along with the dough while kneading.

Roll the dough into 1/4th inch thickness and cut using cookie cutters into desired shapes. I flattened the cookies slightly with a fork to make impressions.

Bake for about 20 minutes until it turns  golden brown in color. The cookies might be soft when you remove them from the oven in 20 minutes. But they crisp up when they cool down.

Cool on a wire rack and store them in airtight containers.

Serve along with coffee or tea!


  1. Your cookies are looking so cute...this challenge was so much fun.

  2. Biscuits look awesome... perfectly made:)

  3. Those khara biscuits look really good.

  4. wow!! superb recipe Divya!!.will definitly try it out!!thank you for sharing:)

  5. Crispy, tempting, spicy biscuits!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. I agree that they were very easy to bake and pleasure to savor!!

  7. Nice biscuits Divya and beautifully presented!

  8. These look gr8 and so simple. My husband loves khara biscuits. I'm going to have to give these a try. How many cookies does this make?

  9. Delicious looking biscuits. Excellent preparation. Loved the snaps.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. just looking at the pic it reminded me my childhood days,i used to visit this very famous varier bakery near my school.i can almost smell the biscuits ,thanks to ur pic

  11. wonderfully done dear. I love how you have given that texture at the top with fork (I guess).

  12. @Asiya, The recipe should yield about 25 - 28 small cookies.

  13. Hey nice recipe I tried this yesterday but my cookies were little soft inside...

  14. I love Indian food and I also have a blog about cooking!!!

    Your blog it's very nice!

    With love,

  15. Looks great Divya, glad you could join us..

  16. Has come out very nice divya! Lovely!

  17. Wonderful biscuits. Love it. 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.

  18. looks delicious dear..very tempting..love it..

  19. Beautifully presented cookies. I can imagine how good your kitchen should have smelt when you were baking them.

  20. I was searching for blogs related to indian cookies. Great work .My kids will love it.



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