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It has been really long since I used my oven to bake something. Guess it is almost 3 months now. Finally few days back I tried to make a beetroot cake, guess what it turned out to be the worst I had ever tried 😛 We threw the complete cake in trash 😦
Coming to this post, yesterday I tried these biscuits and turned out super awesome.These Ragi biscuits are very famous in Bangalore. My usual snack during my spinster Bangalore days used to be these. One pack would cost around 20 to 30 rupees. My friends used to make fun of me on why am I having these biscuits. But I love these biscuits so much, specially the savory biscuits. I wanted to try and turned out well. My hubby will pick up only one piece of any snack that I make, at the max 2. This time he had 3 at a time and he said everything was perfect and Malar is very happy now 😀 Hope everyone likes it too 🙂
Ragi Flour/Finger Millet Flour : 1 1/2 cups
Whole Wheat Flour : 1/2 cup
Oil : 1/4 cup +1 tablespoon
Salt : 1 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar : 1 teaspoon
Red Chili Powder : 2 teaspoon ( can increase to 3 teaspoons)
Yogurt/Curd : 4 tablespoons
Water : 1/4 to 1/2 cup(adjust accordingly)
- Dry roast ragi flour for 5 mins. (3 mins in medium and 2 mins in low medium)
- Make sure not to burn the flour, keep stirring. Leave it to cool after roasting.
- Next in a medium bowl, sieve the roasted ragi flour. Add wheat flour, red chili powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.
- Now add yogurt, oil to the flour and mix. Then slowly add water and make a soft dough.
- Let it rest for 10 mins.
- Meantime preheat oven to 400F and line the baking tray with parchment paper. Spray with cooking oil.
- Now in a surface sprinkle some flour. Divide the dough to 3 parts. Roll the dough on the surface and take a cookie cutter ( I used just a small bowl to make round shape) and cut the dough to desired shape.
- Place on the baking tray. I baked it for 23 mins. ( First I tried with 18 mins, didn’t feel the crunchiness, so added 5 more mins)
This is a great tea time snack. Serve with a cup of tea or coffee 🙂
I could get around 20 pieces. It depends on the size and shape which you are preparing.
Oil can be replaced with butter. Red chili powder can be replaced with green chili paste.
If desired instead of yogurt, egg can also be added.
For sweet version add sugar more with just a pinch of salt and cut down chili powder.
If you want a gluten free, cut wheat flour and add ragi flour instead.