Khara Biscuits | How to make Khara Biscuits

By Trisha Rudra  |  24th May 2016  |  
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About Khara Biscuits Recipe

Savoury biscuit/cookies made by the famous Iyengar Bakeries in Bangalore, adapted to a healthier version :)

Khara Biscuits is delicious and authentic dish. Khara Biscuits by Trisha Rudra is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Khara Biscuits is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minutes and it takes 15 minutes to cook it properly. Khara Biscuits is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Khara Biscuits. Khara Biscuits is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Khara Biscuits is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Khara Biscuits at your home.

Khara Biscuits

Ingredients to make Khara Biscuits

  • Whole-wheat flour – 1 cup
  • All-purpose Flour – 1/2 cup
  • butter/Margarine/Shortening – 1 stick (115 gm) I used a 100 gm slab of Amul Lite
  • Finely chopped green chilies – 1 tsp (about 2 chilies)
  • Finely chopped curry leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped coriander – 1 tbsp
  • Red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds/ajwain – 3/4 tp
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Thick yogurt – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp (adjust if using salted butter)
  • oil for greasing

How to make Khara Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C/320 F; line and grease a baking sheet with parchment/baking paper.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and use a light whisk to mix it well.
  3. Add the carom seeds, green chilies, red chili flakes, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  4. Chop the butter in cubes and add to flour.
  5. Use your fingers to run the flour with the butter, until it resembles bread crumbs.
  6. Begin to knead it, and add yogurt 1 teaspoon at a time, and only as much as you need to bind together a stiff dough.
  7. Roll out discs, about 3 mm thick, and cut out round cookies.
  8. Prick each cookie with a fork in several places to stop them from puffing.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes; these cookies will not brown too much so 15 minutes is enough.

My Tip:

This recipe makes about 17 medium-sized biscuits; you can probably get 20 to 25 if using a smaller sized cookie cutter. The dough is quite buttery, and churns out shortbread-like cookies. If you're working in a hot climate (like I did), it's best to refrigerate the dough, use the bit you need at the moment and wrap the rest in plastic wrap and keep refrigerated. Or, you can work in an A.C room, like I did.

Reviews for Khara Biscuits (5)

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Sujata Roy2 years ago

Wonderful recipe Trisha. Loved it.

Ankit Kumar Gupta2 years ago


Erika Malhotra2 years ago

can v add spinach