Sanoli's Kitchen: BAKED NAMKEEN COOKIES

Thursday, August 22, 2013

BAKED NAMKEEN COOKIES

"Namkeen cookies" are a luscious alternative to sweet, can be served with afternoon tea or coffee. May use it as a canape for making various kid's friendly recipes. I added different Indian spices to make it more toothsome. It is an elegant starter with soup. Here is a perfect recipe for namkeen cookie sure to tickle your taste-buds.

INGREDIENTS:
100 gm / 1&1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour (maida)
4 tbsp Semolina (sooji/rava)
4 tbsp Gram Flour (besan)
1 tbsp Carom Seeds (ajwaan)
1 tbsp Freshly pounded Black Pepper
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Whole Dried Red Chilies
2 tbsps Butter
Salt to taste
1/3 Cup Warm Water

METHOD:
Dry roast cumin seeds and dried red chilies for 2 minutes on high heat. Pound coarsely and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, semolina, gram flour, baking powder, black pepper powder, roasted cumin-chili powder, carom seeds, butter and salt. Mix nicely.

Add warm water little by little to make a stiff dough. Cover and keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 200 C. Line parchment paper on a baking tray. From the dough, make medium sized balls. Flat each ball by using a rolling pin. Each disc must have 0.25 cm thick (approx). Cut into desired shaped by using a cookie cutter. (I made 40 nos. of cookies from this dough).

Arrange all cookies on baking tray.

Place it on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Switch off the heat now. Keep it inside the oven for another 5 minutes and let the cookies cool for 15 minutes.

Store in a air-tight container, a tasty and delicious snack can be served with piping hot tea or coffee. It can be a great starter with soup.
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24 comments:

  1. perfect snack for tea.

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  2. can have these namkeen cookies anytime

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  3. Wow Sanoli....this is such a lovely tea time snack. .perfect. bookmarking it.

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  4. loving this salty cookies :) looks so crunchy perfect snack for munch time :)

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  5. Delicious cookies sanoli I love that it is beautifully baked.

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  6. perfect snack for tea... yummy...

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  7. healthy and yummy tea time snack...baking makes it more crispy n crunchy..nice idea, love it!

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  8. wow didi this is my favorite and you have don a healthy version so love it and will try this soon. Btw love the new look to your blog so fresh and pretty

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  9. Yummy...tempting...perfect tea time snack.

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  10. delicious and crispy cookies, perfect for tea time...

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  11. looking crispy best with cup of tea

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  12. tea with namkeen is a best combo :) well prepared dear

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  13. lovely cookies. I love that they need so little butter.

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  14. wow!they look so perfect and delicious!

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  15. perfectly made namkeen biscuits..Love them

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  16. Healthy way to enjoy savory cookies :)

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  17. I cant stop with one namkeen if its baked,loving this guilt free snacks.

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