A very simple, very addictive, slightly sweet, slightly salty, and packed with the aromatic cumin seeds- Jeera Biscuits! Bang On! Everybody’s favorite and of course mine too. Jeera biscuits are most probably one of the most popular and loved by all biscuits all over India.
This has been on my mind since FOREVER and I don’t know why it took me so long to try this but, I am glad I finally made it. As they say, better late than never. 😀 Jeera Biscuits are a perfect companion to your cup of tea/coffee. 😉 I love to call them biscuits as I have been grown up calling them biscuits and not cookies, so I am not going to change that. Biscuit is an EMOTION whereas cookie is a fancy term for the same. 😉
I suddenly realized I have not baked anything (other than pizzas) for quite a few weeks now which is a serious matter. Baking is so much fun. It’s been a week I am planning to bake something or anything. And when the husband is a big-time snacky person what’s better than a healthy jar of sweet-n-salty Jeera Biscuits?
Homebaked goodies are always my first preference because it tastes better than any store bought and it is healthy. And of course, you can always adjust the ingredients according to your likings.
These Jeera Biscuits are so easy to put together and with readily available ingredients. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, roll them, shape them as you like, and Bake. TADA! No special technique or no chilling of the dough is required in this recipe. Rolling the dough may be a little tricky, but I am sure you’ll manage. 😉 It’s easy. If I can do it, anybody can do it, trust me. Just in case you are not able to roll the dough properly, either chill the dough for 30mins or roll in between butter paper. It really works.
The freshly baked Jeera Biscuits smell heavenly. I am pretty sure now I am going to try other flavor Biscuits too. You may also like other recipes too for the cookies and Biscuits- Whole Wheat Chocolate Biscuits, Cinnamon And Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie, Whole Wheat Choco-Chip Cookies, Coconut Cookies, Tutti Frutti Cookies, Choco-Chip Cookies, Whole Wheat Cinnamon Biscuits
- Flour? I always prefer whole wheat flour over all-purpose flour, though that changes the taste and texture a bit but it’s healthy. But you can use the same recipe while using all-purpose flour.
- Ghee or Butter? Well, that depends on the person what he wants to use but again ghee is more healthy and the biscuits smell and taste better with ghee.
- Milk, Use milk only as required to bind everything together. Using more of it may make the dough sticky and we definitely don’t want that.
- No chilling the dough is required here in this recipe. Just in case you are not able to roll the dough properly, either chill the dough for 30mins or roll in between butter paper. It really works.
- To get the Biscuits crispier, bake them for extra 3-4mins. The time may vary depending upon the size of the Biscuits so keep an eye on the time and temperature.
These are made with very basic ingredients like- whole-wheat flour, ghee, sugar, salt, I was out of brown sugar so here I have used the regular sugar, baking powder, and of course the star ingredient of this recipe- roasted cumin seeds. I must say, I am really impressed by the outcome. Does this sound healthy to you? Of course, YES. It IS healthy than store-bought. Ditch the store-bought biscuits and try them on your own. Can’t make them this coming weekend? No problem, pin them for later. 😉
Serves- 38-40 Small Biscuits
- 1 ½ Cup whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp roasted cumin seeds
- ¼ Tsp baking powder
- ¼ Tsp + a fat pinch of salt
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 7 ½ Tbsp ghee
- 3 Tbsp warm milk or as required for binding the dough
Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Whole Wheat Jeera Biscuits | Cumin Cookies
Step 1- In a mixing bowl take all the dry ingredients and whisk together until well combined
Step 2- Add ghee and using your hand mix it with the flour mixture. The mixture should be able to hold the shape otherwise, add a few tsp of ghee
Step 3- Add warm milk little by little and bring everything together. Knead with a very light hand for a minute
Step 4- Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Take one on the rolling board and roll into a large roti. The rolled roti should be thin like a biscuit like shown in the below image
Using a cookie cutter, cut them into the desired shape and prick them using a fork
Step 5- Preheat oven to 300ºF. Line a baking tray and place the biscuits on the tray. Bake for 10mins. Turn the oven temperature to 320ºF and bake for another 3-4mins or until the biscuits are slightly brown on the edges
Remove from the oven and let them cool down completely before storing them. Enjoy with/without evening tea or coffee