Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Masala Cookies

While surfing I came across this recipe  from Ramya's Mane Adige and Namratha’s Finger licking Food. After seeing these cookies  I was tempted to bake this cookies. After long  time iam baking cookies. They are extremely delicious, mild spice and savory! Perfect with cup of coffee or tea as evening snack!IThank you both of you to share such a wonderful recipe:)

All purpose Flour/Maida-1cup
Unsalted butter-1/2 cup
Sugar-2 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
Baking powder-1/4 tsp
Green Chillies chopped (alter to suit your taste)-5 to6
Yoghurt (plain)-2 tbsp
Curry Leaves chopped into small bits-10
Ginger, grated-1/2pc
Little coriander leaves finely chopped)
 I made little change in this recipe I didn’t addMint Leaves (pudina) , hing.or redchilli powder.. ( Instead of Pudina I added coriander leaves ) Instead of grating chillies I reduce the chillies and ground into coarse paste!.
Mix the flour with sugar, salt and baking powder,
Cut the butter into cubes and mix it in with the flour using a hand held mixer. It should be a bread crumb consistency, Knead this as much as possible to make a dough.
  Add the Ginger paste + little coriander leaves finely chopped+ green chilliespaste+ cut curry leaves and mix well.
Add 1 tsp of yogurt and mix well. Make sure that the dough is stiff .Add another ½ tsp yogurt only if required. Knead well for another 2-3 minutes and keep aside.
Take a small portion of the dough and roll like a chapathi until it is ¼ inch thick cut into desired shapes with the help of cookie cutter and place on a greased baking tray.
Prick the top with fork and brush with butter on each of them.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. or until done.
Cool and store in airtight containers.