"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.
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
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.Gujarati Zaika
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