Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jeera & Atta Biscuits/Whole Wheat Cumin Salted Cookies ....Frontier Biscuits Style

Frontier Biscuits, Delhi. 
Desi Cookies,full of Desi Khyo err... ghee/clarified butter and butter. 
Desi flavours with a Desi cup of Chai.
We, in North Delhi are quite familiar with Frontier Biscuits. An outlet in every local market,very Desi and totally Punjabi flavors ,the icing on the cookie being, Egg less.
All the Mummyji's and Daddyji's love Frontier Biscuits, they are so loaded with Ghee and cardamom and pistachios and almonds.
After all,the Punjabi's love only the best things.
And they do not come cheap. They come with a price tag as high as the Danish Butter Cookies ,with flashy packaging and a long shelf life.
Enough to make all the Delhi- walas and Delhi Wali Auntyji's HAPPY! Any time I pass by the Frontier Biscuits outlets, I always spot a big car and  a nicely rotund person at the counter.
That ,my friend is a factor  deterrent enough for me I do not patronise them. Not that I do not love the taste of the jeera biscuits,I absolutely love them...but they frighten me.
These were made bite sized for Sanskriti's "Nimbling", and she did "Nimble".
They were healthy, and tasty.
Lovely with the Chai ,or Without.
Only thing,they need to be stored in an airtight container.
And the Mummyji and the Daddyji...I am in Delhi at the moment,and our radio station  of choice...
98.3 Radio Mirchi.
The "Ab"sense or the extra long Ad break on Radio Mirchi , where the quintessentially Punjabi trait comes to fore...paihe vi te kamane honde hain (Its important to earn money,so we need the ads).
Well you cant escape that in Delhi.
So for the typically Punjabi tasting ,Frontier Biscuits Inspired

Jeera & Atta Biscuits/Whole Wheat Cumin Salted Cookies ...

you need

1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour/Atta
1/3 cup Desi Ghee/Clarified Butter
1 tsp heaped jeera/cumin seeds
2 tsp powdered sugar
1 tsp salt
1 pinch Baking Powder
Cold Milk to knead

Pre heat the oven to 190C/375F.
Lets start with the Whole Wheat Flour/Atta in a bowl. To this add the jeera/cumin seeds, salt ,sugar and baking powder. Stir to mix all the dry ingredients.
To this add the  Desi Ghee/Clarified Butter. Mix the ghee to get a bread crumb like texture.
 Bring it all together into a stiff dough kneading with as much milk as needed.
You may want to chill the dough a bit,before you start rolling the dough.This was the first batch...the GIB!GIB!GIB!GIB!GIB!GIB! mantra had started. the cookies were hot ,so we had to be careful.
OK, a portion rolled to a thickness of 1/8th of an inch. I ran the tynes of a fork on the rolled dough to give ribs.Just lovingly scratch the surface.
This was how we rolled the first portion....not happening! the best was on the work surface,with a little flour sprinkled on for comfort..
She was super charged after a few COOKAS!....this was supposed to be packing...not rummaging. 

Batches....In the oven for 16-18  minutes. The first batch was given a milk wash, the subsequent ones we forgot. There was absolutely no difference in taste or I vote out the milk wash. Absolute waste of time.
We packed her stuff and attacked the leftovers. And she went viral with the COOKAS!
Baking for the little one was super fun.
Lets hope shes back again soon.
Sweet child is not happy that Sanskriti has gone home...he wants her back, in his home.
Magic,that a little child weaves...
We are ready for dose II already.
Bring it on!

So what are you baking today??? 


Saranya said...

You have a wonderful space here.Glad to follow your blog :)

Sweet said...

hey thanx for stopping by saranya

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if sugar is enough in recipe?..

Sweet said...

these cookies are not so sweet and the sugar is enough..try them they are different!

Namrata said... biscuits..we love them! whenever we visit India we make sure to get them in huge quantities.Will give this recipe a try.

Sweet said...

hi namrata
thanks for visiting the blog...
these biscuits are yumm and just like the ones at frontier...just with a wee bit less ghee

Shamira said...

I love this recipe! It takes care of my addiction for biscuits without having to worry about the transfat, preservatives and the long list of all the possible crap in the packaged ones! I make them very often!! :)

Sweet said...

hey shamira...thanx for visiting...I love these bikis toooooo

veera said...

hi i just love your blog its so Indian and so friendly. Glad i came across it. when i searched for Rainbow cake.

Sweet said...

Hey veera thanks for visiting. .this is as Indian as Indian gets desi flavours with yummmm crispness try them

Shipra said...

I have been looking for an atta recipe, so glad to have come across this. Have them in the oven actually, and am looking forward to eating them! <3

Sweet said...

Thanks for visiting baketitude. Try these cookies. .yum

Anmol Biscuits said...

Nice, Relevant Content..

Anita Duggal said...

Your blog is very informative and gracefully
your guideline is very good.Thank you.
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shweta shukla said...

I am baking these cookies today hope I did everything rite

Sweet said...

Its an easy method. ..I'm sure they'll be perfect. ..Enjoy

Anonymous said...

heloo maam, vei easy n handy recipe ,,,., thnxx for sharing this,., hv tried it todae only.,, taste was just perfect but my cookies turned out vei hard n too crispy,. can u help .,.,?? wot wenr wrong,,,..!!!!

Sweet said...

Hi anon thanks for visiting baketitude if the cookie is hard then you may have overbaked bring them out of the oven when the cookie is still soft and they will harden on cooling. Cheers

Anonymous said...

thanxxx for d quick reply maa'am,,. vil kep it in mind,..,.

Sweet said...

You are welcome. Lemme know when you make them. Cheers.

Mahindra said...

Yes mouth watering very yammy ... whole wheat flour india 

Vemula Madhu said...

easy to prepare
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latish kaur said...

Sir it is a amzing recipe bt i want recipe of badam pista biscuit

Sweet said...

Hey... I'll be posting that soon. Thanks for the suggestion.

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