Khara Biscuit / Savoury Crackers


 

My love for Iyengar bakery goodies is not new. I have shared my take on some of their baked goodness earlier too. To add to the list, yet another favourite – khara biscuit or savoury crackers/biscuits. ‘Khara’ means spicy in kannada and that’s exactly how these biscuits taste. These spicy, salty biscuits are a perfect snack when you don’t want to eat the regular sweet cookies. Curry leaves and coriander leaves makes these biscuits very unique in taste and flavour. The aroma that fills your house while baking these biscuits is unlike what it is while you bake sweet cookies. You don’t need a beater to make these easy biscuits and are ready in a jiffy!

These popular, tempting biscuits tastes best with a cup of masala chai. Do try them and I am sure you won’t be able to stop at one…

 

 

Ingredients:

Plain flour or maida – 2 cups
Butter – 75 grams, softened
Powder sugar – 2 tbsp
Yogurt – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Currey leaves – 8-10, finely chopped
Green chillies – 3-4, finely chopped or as per taste
Coriander leaves – a few, finely chopped

Method:

  1. Take sugar and butter in a large bowl and whisk them together until it becomes light and fluffy
  2. Add yogurt and mix well until it is fully incorporated
  3. Add rest of the ingredients. Knead gently together to form a dough
  4. Let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes
  5. Preheat over an 180 degree Celsius. Line baking tray with baking paper
  6. Once the dough is rested, take a large ball anf roll it into a disc, approximately 1 cm thickness
  7. Cut out small biscuits using a cookie cutter or a sharp lid
  8. Place them on the prepared trays
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160 degree and bake for another 5-6 minutes (take care not to burn the cookies)
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack
  11. Serve immediately or store in airtight container

 

Chop curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilli

Chop curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilli

 

Cream together butter and sugar. Add yogurt once the butter-sugar mixture is light and fluffy

Cream together butter and sugar. Add yogurt once the butter-sugar mixture is light and fluffy

 

Mix the yogurt well

Mix well until the yogurt is fully incorporated

 

Add rest of the ingredients

Add rest of the ingredients

 

Knead together and rest the dough

Knead together and rest the dough

 

Roll the dough and cut it into discs using a cookie cutter

Roll the dough and cut it into discs using a cookie cutter

 

Place on a lined baking tray

Place on a lined baking tray

 

Bake in preheated oven until done

Bake in preheated oven until done

 

Let them cool completely on a wire rack

Let them cool completely on a wire rack

 

Khara biscuit served with masala chai

Khara biscuit served with masala chai

 

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