9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuit / Savory Shortbread Cookies

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuit / Savory Shortbread Cookies

Do you like sweet or savory? I love savory goodies over the sweet ones.. When I was in US and we visit coffee shops, you hardly get anything savory.. All the items in the menu will be sweet or over sweet.. Quick breads, muffins or donuts.. Not my choice.. I always love the puffs, samosas, sandwiches we get here.. And who can forget the delicious savory bakery biscuit we get here.. So tasty and delicious.. When I saw this recipe, I tried it and was very happy with the results..
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All purpose flour - 2 cups
Butter - 1/3 cup (at room temperature)
Chili Flakes - 1/2 tea spoon
Curry Leaves - chopped very fine - 1 tea spoon
Cumin Seeds - 1 table spoon
Sugar - 4 tea spoons
Salt - 1 tea spoon
Green Chili - 6 chopped fine (adjust to taste)
Coriander leaves - 3 table spoons (chopped fine)
Curd - 2 - 3 table spoons
Mix together flour, salt, chili flakes and cumin seeds well
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy
Add 2 table spoons of curd and beat well
Preheat the oven to 160degrees C. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet one and gently mix it
Add the green chili, coriander leaves and curry leaves
The dough should be crumbly and not wet
If required add a table spoon of curd more to achieve this consistency
Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness
You will not need any additional flour and it will also not be sticky
Now cut with your choice of cookie cutters
Place the cookies on the baking tray
Bake it in the preheated oven for around 20 minutes.
Cookies are done when the bottom of the cookies are golden.
Cool on a cooling rack until it comes to room temperature
Store in an airtight container and keep munching these addictive cookies..



  1. wow. I have tried these savoury cookies few times. Good to know the recipe. A must try I say.

  2. Love the shape of these cookies. hmmm I should buy such cookies cutters.

  3. khara biscuit takes me back to bangalore.. I love the flower shaped ones, Sowmya !! and another bookmark to try !!

  4. A savory cookie with chili pepper and cilantro is hard for me to imagine. Must try it on next visit to Bangalore.

  5. Khara biscuits are in the 'try-later' list. I am sure my fan-of-anything-savory husband will love this!

  6. Perfectly done khara cookies!!

  7. Addictive cookies..Have tons of memories related with this cookies!! Perfect with cup of tea.

  8. I have tried these biscuits a few times before and love them.You have made them look cute with those flower shape.

  9. Same pinch! Even I posted Iyengar bakery khara biscuits today. Spices and herbs we used are different though. I love your flower shaped biscuits.

    I like sweet bakes but also like savory ones

  10. The biscuits look wonderful , lovely shape and super flavors

  11. cute shapes. Love them.. lovely bake

  12. Scrumptious cookies, very addictive.

  13. My daughter loves savoury too and this is one biscuit which she likes the lost. These biscuits look tempting. Perfectly baked

  14. Lovely shape and i too prefer savory over the sweet ones!! Perfect with evening cup of tea!!!

  15. Yummy looking savory cookies.

  16. Very pretty shape and I love these savory crackers!

  17. Love the cute shape Sowmya! Looking at these biscuits, I might just end up baking these for this marathon :)

  18. cute shape and my all time favorite!! You are tempting me now..

  19. Even I too love spicy cookies and bakes. I love those cute flower shaped cookies...

  20. I too prefer savoury cookies to sweet ones. I am bookmarking this one.


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