Monday, March 23, 2015

Millet Cookies Recipe-Kuthiraiwali Biscuits-Healthy Snacks Recipe

On my way back from Coorg, we stopped by a tea shop where they sold saamai, kuthiraiwali, ragi and varagu cookies. I bought a packet of all the cookies and we enjoyed having tea and cookies. I wanted to try the same at home. As soon as I came back, I bought kuthiraiwali (barnyard millet) flour and made kuthiraiwali cookies following my whole wheat biscuit recipe. It turned out well and everybody at home loved it.  I made 2 batches - for the first batch, I used only kuthiraiwali flour and for the second batch, I used half wheat flour and half barnyard millet flour. Both were soft and delicious. As I have used organic powder jaggery, they are also healthy. You can have it as a tea time snack or give kids as after school snacks or pack it in their snack box. Today we will learn how to make millet cookies following this very easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Millet Cookies

Millet Cookies Recipe-Kuthiraiwali Biscuits

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 24 cookies
 Recipe CategoryCookies-Biscuits
 Recipe CuisineIndian
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   Ingredients needed

   Millet flour -1 cup (use any millet flour)
   Cold unsalted butter - 1/2 cup or 100 gms
   Powdered sugar or jaggery - 1/2 cup
   Baking powder -1 tsp
   Cold Milk - 1-2 tbsp


Preparation

Roast millet flour on low flame slightly for 2-3 minutes or until it is slightly hot to touch. Leave it to cool.

Cut butter into cubes and put it in the refrigerator until use.

Grease a cookie tray with butter and keep it ready.

Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C for 15 minutes before baking.

Sieve together millet flour and baking powder. (If using wheat flour (ie) 1/2 cup wheat flour + 1/2 cup millet flour + 1 tsp baking powder - sieve together millet flour + wheat flour +  baking powder)

Method

In a bowl, add the sieved millet flour and cold butter cubes. With you finger tips, crush/mix the butter with the flour until the mixture becomes crumbled or you get a crumbly texture.

Then add powdered jaggery (available in organic stores) and mix well.

preparing millet biscuits

Add needed milk little at a time and make a dough. Knead it to a smooth dough and refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes. (I needed less than 1 tbsp of milk to make dough).

How to make Millet Cookies

Make small balls out of the dough and press it between your palms to give a round flat shape (just like cookies). Using a fork, press and make a striped design on the cookies.

Arrange the prepared dough on a greased tray and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degree C for 15-20 minutes or until the cookies start browning slightly at the edges. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Millet Cookies Recipe

Once it cools it will become crisp.

Storage and Shelf life - Store it in an airtight container. Stays good for a 5-6 days.

barnyard millet cookies-Kuthiraiwali biscuits

Note - You can use any millet flour to make these soft and delicious cookies. You can also use half whole wheat flour and half millet flour to make these cookies.

You will love my healthy and delicious Ragi Biscuits also.

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30 comments:

  1. Wow.. simple and yummy recipe..thanks for sharing..

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  2. yet another healthy and tasty cookies! wow!!

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  3. Hi Padhu, if using a microwave for how many minutes should we set the timer

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  4. super delicious... bookmarking to try!!

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  5. how the texture? cakey or crunchy? i am looking for crunchy cookies recipe :)

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    1. It will be crunchy as it cools. You can try it. It is healthy also.

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  6. ghee in what form it should be liquid or solid...

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  7. hai i am having kuthiraivali millet not having flour .how to use the millet?

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    1. Roast millet on low heat for a few seconds. Once it cools,dry grind it to a fine flour, sieve it and use that millet flour.

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  8. Hi, is there any possibilities to extend the shelf life to 20 days .

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  9. hi padhu, love your website. has been very useful to me. like you to help me on how to use your recipes in a combination oven

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    1. Thank you for liking my website,Sashi. Glad you found it useful. I use OTG for all my baking and have no idea about temperature settings in combination oven.

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  10. without oven can we do cookies?plslet me know if yes hw much time it take?

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    1. Yes, you can bake cookies in pressure cooker. For the method, follow my vanilla cake in pressure cooker.It might take approximately 8-10 minutes on low heat. After 8 minutes, you have to keep an eye and check the cookies as it might get burnt in a matter of few seconds. You also have to flip it over and cook the cookies for a few seconds.

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  11. Hi. I have a microwave oven with no conventional mode.. can I do cookies in microwave

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    1. I am not sure if you can bake cookies in microwave without convection mode.

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  12. Hi Padhu, The cookies looks very nice. you mean powdered sugar as vellam or karumbu sakarai.

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    1. You can use powdered white sugar or powdered jaggery or cane sugar.

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  13. Hello madam,
    such a healthier recipe. I want to try it.but I dont hav oven. I checked in ur vanila cake in cooker recipe. But I couldnt get an idea of preparing cookies without oven.please let me kno hw to prepare this cookies without oven. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Same method only but I will post it very soon.

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  14. Hi pathu,

    Can i use oil instead of butter?

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  15. Tried this yesterday with jowar (sorghum) flour and came out really well... my son loved it and so does my 2 year old daughter. but i used brown sugar instead of jaggery. Want to try making salt biscuits with jeera the next time. can i use the same measurement..

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    1. Yes, you can do that with the same measurements. You can also add ajwain (omam) instead of jeera if you like.

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