Friday, January 29, 2010

Khara Biscuit/Spicy biscuits

Khara biscuit is 1 of those tasty, forever existing items in those bangalore bakery glass containers :). Khara in kannada means spicy. These cookies along with a tinge of mint and coriander brings out a nice flavour which is perfect with a cuppa coffee!

We badly needed a break from the same tea time cookies here - now heres a reason for me to get skilled though not to the bakery level but atleast to satify our cravings :). Again this recipe is from my mom's dairy, she preserved this from her samaja bakery classes or a ladies club that she used to attend when we were kids.

Here goes the recipe for khara biscuit/ Spicy biscuits

Makes around 20 biscuits

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Margarine at room temperature - 75gms
Castor sugar - 2tsp
Salt - 1tsp
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Green chillies finely chopped - 4 (medium spice)
Plain yogurt - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves chopped - 10
Grater ginger - 1/2 inch
Mint leaves finely chopped - 6 to 8
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C. Sieve the flour, baking powder and castor sugar in a large plate or a bowl.
  2. Beat the margarine with an electric mixer for about 3min.
  3. Next stir in the chillies, curry leaves, mint, ginger , ajwain, salt and yogurt. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well.Transfer this to a lightly floured surface and knead well till it becomes a smooth ball.
  4. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and with a biscuit cutter cut the dough into as many biscuits as possible. Lift the biscuits and keep on a baking sheet. Bring together the remaining dough, repeat the procedure of knead-roll-cut.
  5. Next place these biscuits on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15min till light brown on the edges.

Hot hot khara biscuits/Spicy biscuits are ready to be served with drink of your choice :)!!

Have a nice weekend!!!


  1. Khara biscuits are my favorites from the bakery.... I simply loved them right from childhood.... & the coconut cookies too.... The ones u made looks yummy & perfect.....


  2. My fav biscuit...Looks yummy and tempting...

  3. wow....this is sumthing abs different!............gotto try them out:)

  4. O really, nice to hear that Ashkuku and thanks for your encouraging note :)

    Wow its ur fav too Tina, nice :)

    Yep Garima, am sure u will enjoy them - let me know ur outcome :)

  5. looks too too good :)..I am craving for it now :)..will surely tell amma that you have mentioned about her samaja :) she will be very happy :)..


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