Sunday, May 18, 2014

Whole Wheat Biscuits-Healthy Atta Sweet Biscuit Recipe-Tea Time Snacks Recipes

This is a very traditional Wheat biscuit recipe from my mom's cookery notebook. It is quite simple to prepare and is loaded with fiber, iron (from jaggery) and nutrients (from whole wheat flour).You can relish these biscuits without any guilt any time of the day. They are so good to eat and yet it is so easy to make. Today we will learn how to make whole wheat biscuits with jaggery following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Whole Wheat Biscuits-Atta Biscuit

Whole Wheat Biscuits-Atta Biscuit

Whole Wheat Biscuits-Atta Biscuit

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Baking Time : 20 mins 
 Recipe CategoryHealthy Snacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Wheat flour/atta -1 cup
   Baking powder -1 tsp
   Salt - a pinch
   Cold unsalted butter -100 grams
   Pure organic Powdered Jaggery/Powdered sugar -1/2 cup
   Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
   Milk - 2 tbsp


Preparation

Sieve together wheat flour, baking powder and salt.


Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.


Grease your baking tray with a little butter or oil.


Keep all the ingredients ready.


Method 

Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the wheat flour mix.


atta biscuit ingredients

Mix well with your fingers until butter blends well with the flour and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. This is a very important step. Add powdered sugar or jaggery, cardamom powder and mix well with your fingers.

how to make atta biscuit

Add cold milk (only as much as you need to make a dough) and make a smooth dough. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.

Sweet Atta biscuit

Dust the rolling board with flour, then roll out the dough evenly (It should neither be too thin nor too thick). Using a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter or bottle lid, cut it into desired shapes. I have used a round lid. Arrange it on the greased baking tray.

Gather the remaining dough, roll it out using a rolling pin and repeat the same process as above until all the dough is used.

how to make healthy wheat biscuits

Bake in a preheat oven for 15 minutes or until the biscuits start browning on the edges. Remove from tray and leave it to cool.

Store it in an airtight container. Enjoy these healthy, guilt free biscuits any time of the day. It is also a perfect and healthy snack for kids.

how to make atta biscuits

Notes -Use jaggery only if you can get pure jaggery (without any impurities) otherwise it is better to use sugar.


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68 comments:

  1. Any substitute for butter?we dont get unsalted butter.Can I use ghee?

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    1. You can use salted butter - then skip adding salt. You can use ghee, it is more flavorful. My mother adds only ghee.Traditionally only ghee was used to make these atta biscuits.

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  2. Frankly speaking padhu, i'm glad i found your blog cos you inspire me a whole lot. would definitely try this out.

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  3. Scrumptious biscuits, my kind of munchies definitely.

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  4. This looks so great! I want to make them today. Could we use another spice than cardamom? What about cinnamon or anise?

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    1. If you like cinnamon flavor, you can use it.

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  5. Tried these cookies today and it turned out awesome!!! Thanks much for the wonderful and healthy recipe!!!!

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  6. Hi,I have a microwave,can I bake these cookies in it? If so how much time should I set? Thanks in advance

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  7. Hi..can we use both low and high racks together while baking???

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    1. Use the middle rack alone and bake in batches.

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  8. Great recipe...can we make it vegan? Can we use oil instead of butter?

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  9. I made these but was little bitter in taste ... What went wrong? .. I used icing sugar

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    1. You have over baked it. When the bottom starts to brown, you have to stop baking and remove the tray from the oven.

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  10. dear paddu?
    can your baking recipes be tried in pressure cooker? can you post it in your blog general procedure to bake using cooker?

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    1. All cakes can be tried in pressure cooker. The procedure is already there . Check the link Cake in Pressure cooker

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  11. Hi can we use microwave convection mode? Any changes in temperature or baking time?

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  12. Can I try these biscuits in presure cooker, as I dont have oven at my house?

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  13. Hi can we oil instead of butter how much need to be added

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    1. You can add desi ghee (little less than 1/2 cup) instead of butter. It gives a nice flavor.

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  14. I tried this and came out good.....my doubt is in what condition butter should be whether it should be in room temperature or cold because when I prepared I put butter in room temperature I felt difficult in making dough it was sticky not like yours. Another doubt if using ghee it should be melted? Clarify these doubts...I am going to do one more time these biscuits....😀

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    1. Kala - I have written clearly that it is Cold unsalted butter under the ingredients lists.

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  15. Hieee. . I m not able to roll out the dough as it is crumbly. . I used milk to knead. . But after refrigeration dough cud nt b rolled out. . Wht went wrong??

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    1. I was not with you, so I do not know where you went wrong. The important thing is butter should be very cold and not soft. You should add very less cold milk, only as much as you need to bring the dough together. (I remember adding only 1 tbsp). You should knead and make the dough smooth. I have given you step wise pics also. After refrigeration, the dough will be slightly hard, you must roll out the dough as quickly as possible and cut into desired shapes as the dough when kept outside will be soft again and you will have difficulty in rolling.

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  16. hey thanks for the recipe. is there any healthy substitute for butter/ghee?

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  17. Hi Padhu,

    If we don't have an oven means can we steam in idli coooker? If yes can you post that method for reference,Please.

    Thank you
    Priyanka

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    1. You cannot steam biscuits but you can steam cakes. you can bake biscuits in pressure cooker. Follow
      vanilla cake in pressure cooker For steamed cake, refer my
      steamed banana cake . Steamed cake has to be used on the same day.

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  18. please give the recipe for healthy microwave biscuits. I have microwave at home

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  19. Can I use honey instead of sugar? what is the quantity? thanks buddy

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    1. No, we do not use honey for this recipe. You can use brown sugar or powdered jaggery.

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    2. Thanks Padhu. Should I use brown sugar the same quantity as jaggery? Is this a crisp cookie? I'm so excited .

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  20. Yes, same quantity as jaggery or depending on your taste. If you want it more sweet, you can add a little more. It it crisp more like a biscuit.

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  21. Hi Padhu, I made these yesterday. Not only my one year old son but my hubby too loved it. I too enjoyed making and eating them. Thanks so much. Any suggestions on making it more healthier since my son is devouring them - substitutions for baking powder, can I reduce the amount of brown sugar without affecting the results, any additions too? Thanks again.

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  22. Also by cup you mean how many ml?

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  23. Pavithra - You can add powdered jaggery which is healthier than brown sugar. You cannot omit baking powder. Check my measuring spoons and cups

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  24. Hi, Can these biscuits be turned into a baked savoury? Like Mathari? Just by not adding sugar and adding salt? Do you think it will work?

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    1. You can but I have not experimented with it yet.

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  25. Today i tried these cookies... everything went fine. Bt my daughter doesnt find these cookies as tasty as cookies made by all purpose flour. Plz tell me hw could i add taste in these healthy cookies.

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    1. No doubt cookies made with maida are more tasty but they are not good for our health. You can try adding finely chopped nuts. If she likes vanilla flavor, you can add vanilla extract instead of cardamom.

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  26. Hi I tried this recepie but the jaggery started melting and biscuits turned dark.don't understand wht went wrong

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    1. It might be due to the type of jaggery used. I used organic powdered jaggery which looks more like brown sugar as you can see in the picture.

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  27. Hi Padhu.Nice Recipe.It's very healthy.Just a small doubt in the type of sugar used here. Have you used naatu chakkarai? Is powdered jaggery different from brown sugar? Little confused here.pls clarify

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    1. I have used powdered organic jaggery as it is clean and can be used directly. It is different from brown sugar. It is not nattu chakkarai. It is jaggery in dry powdered form. You will find it in health stores. If you cannot get that, you can use brown sugar also for this recipe.

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  28. I tried this and my cookies started to darken at the bottom being very hard.pls help what went wrong

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    1. Avoid over mixing the flour and I think you have over baked the cookies. When baking cookies, you have to keep an eye on it. Once it starts to brown, you can switch off the oven. It will become a perfect once it cools.

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    2. Thanks for the tip.are you using a otg or a convectional MW? I have a otg which is brand new and looks like it is heating up to more temp than specified.how long should I preheat the otg to bring it upto 180 degrees? Is 10 mins sufficient..my manual asks me to preheat to 250 degrees for 10 mins everytime I start making.pls clarify

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    3. You keep the temperature setting at 180 degree C and preheat for 10 minutes.

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  29. Hi.. Can I feed these cookies to my 8 month old..is baking powder ok for babies

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    1. I am not sure but I personally feel it is better to avoid it.

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  30. Do I bake the biscuits in preheat only? Once I put d biscuits in should I switch off d oven. My first lot got burnt but d oven was on after preheating it.

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    1. Yes, you have to bake the biscuits in a preheated oven. After preheating, you should bake the biscuits at 180 degree C until it starts to brown on the edges. You must keep an eye while baking the biscuits.

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  31. Hi padhu, i did the same exactly what u said. But it takes more than half an hour in 180 degree still its white. Whether it will over bake or shall i continue?

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  32. Hi Padhu, Thank you for your wonderful recipes. I saw ur cake baking in cooker. I have doubt in baking cookies in cooker. is it like cake have to fill cooker with sand place a stand and keep cookies batter in aluminium vessel and cook for 40min to 1 hour? or any difference there

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    1. Same method - fill the cooker with sand (just a layer), place the stand, then the cookie pan on top of it and cover the cookie pan alone with lid. Timings will differ. You do not have to cook for 40 mins. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat, then flip the cookies and cook until done. You have to keep an eye when baking cookies. I will soon post in detail as to how to bake cookies in pressure cooker. Do not use gasket or whistle.

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  33. Wow.. thank you so much Padhu :) I am eagerly waiting to see your cooker recipe.

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  34. Hi tried this recipe..and it's just awesome.. having delicious biscuits.. thnx for recipe..:)

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  35. Awesome recipe.. tried it.. successful delicious cookies.. thnx

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  36. Hi Padhu, excellent recipe.. plz let me know if I can use water in place of milk.. Thanks in anticipation!

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