Whole Wheat Biscuits-Atta Biscuit
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Healthy Snacks
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
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
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.
Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the wheat flour mix.
Notes -Use jaggery only if you can get pure jaggery (without any impurities) otherwise it is better to use sugar.
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nice guilt free biscuits..
Healthy biscuits! Looks good!
Any substitute for butter?we dont get unsalted butter.Can I use ghee?
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.
How many days can I preserve these biscuits?
For a week at room temperature.
This is so lovely!
Healthy wheat biscuits!!
Frankly speaking padhu, i'm glad i found your blog cos you inspire me a whole lot. would definitely try this out.
Scrumptious biscuits, my kind of munchies definitely.
Looks delicious and healthy !
This looks so great! I want to make them today. Could we use another spice than cardamom? What about cinnamon or anise?
If you like cinnamon flavor, you can use it.
Tried these cookies today and it turned out awesome!!! Thanks much for the wonderful and healthy recipe!!!!
Hi,I have a microwave,can I bake these cookies in it? If so how much time should I set? Thanks in advance
Hi..can we use both low and high racks together while baking???
Use the middle rack alone and bake in batches.
Great recipe…can we make it vegan? Can we use oil instead of butter?
Yes, you can use.
I made these but was little bitter in taste … What went wrong? .. I used icing sugar
You have over baked it. When the bottom starts to brown, you have to stop baking and remove the tray from the oven.
Mr and Mrs Crazy
can your baking recipes be tried in pressure cooker? can you post it in your blog general procedure to bake using cooker?
All cakes can be tried in pressure cooker. The procedure is already there . Check the link Cake in Pressure cooker
Hi can we use microwave convection mode? Any changes in temperature or baking time?
Can I try these biscuits in presure cooker, as I dont have oven at my house?
Yes, you can .Follow the same method as my Vanilla Cake in Pressure cooker
Hi can we oil instead of butter how much need to be added
You can add desi ghee (little less than 1/2 cup) instead of butter. It gives a nice flavor.
Kala – I have written clearly that it is Cold unsalted butter under the ingredients lists.
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??
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.
hey thanks for the recipe. is there any healthy substitute for butter/ghee?
If I avoided the baking powder…
If we don't have an oven means can we steam in idli coooker? If yes can you post that method for reference,Please.
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.
please give the recipe for healthy microwave biscuits. I have microwave at home
Can I use honey instead of sugar? what is the quantity? thanks buddy
No, we do not use honey for this recipe. You can use brown sugar or powdered jaggery.
Thanks Padhu. Should I use brown sugar the same quantity as jaggery? Is this a crisp cookie? I'm so excited .
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.
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.
Also by cup you mean how many ml?
Pavithra – You can add powdered jaggery which is healthier than brown sugar. You cannot omit baking powder. Check my measuring spoons and cups
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?
You can but I have not experimented with it yet.
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.
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.
Hi I tried this recepie but the jaggery started melting and biscuits turned dark.don't understand wht went wrong
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.
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
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.
I tried this and my cookies started to darken at the bottom being very hard.pls help what went wrong
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.
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
You keep the temperature setting at 180 degree C and preheat for 10 minutes.
Hi.. Can I feed these cookies to my 8 month old..is baking powder ok for babies
I am not sure but I personally feel it is better to avoid it.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
Wow.. thank you so much Padhu 🙂 I am eagerly waiting to see your cooker recipe.
Hi tried this recipe..and it's just awesome.. having delicious biscuits.. thnx for recipe..:)
Awesome recipe.. tried it.. successful delicious cookies.. thnx
Hi Padhu, excellent recipe.. plz let me know if I can use water in place of milk.. Thanks in anticipation!
Use milk for best results.
Hello there Padhu! I tried these biscuits yesterday and they turned out awesome. Thanks a ton. Very simple and the instructions are to the T! My 8 year old son was thrilled with the results as well. 🙂
Hi what is the shelf life of these biscuits ?
A week if kept in an air tight container.
Nandita Pai Shirali
Hi Padhu, I made these cookies for my almost 11-month-old and he loved it. I give him Parle G once in a while and now instead of that when I am able to feed him homemade cookies, I feel absolutely delighted. Lovely recipe, thanks! I have posted it on my blog with a link back to your page. Thanks again! 🙂
Hi!I really enjoy trying all your recipes. thanks . i tried this cookies,but it turned out dark on the top. Bottom of the biscuit was fine. Where cud I have gone wrong?
The oven temperature might be hot. I used only the bottom coil for this. If you use both the bottom and top coil, the top gets browned quickly, so avoid using the top coil.
Hi I have LG microwave oven and I tried d biscuit in convection mode fr 15mins at 190c ..and I have also pre heated..but it is raw in d middle..is der a reason for this..plz help me
Hi Padhu,love your recipes,can I keep the dough in the fridge for longer time and roll out the biscuits later or it has to be rolled out in 15 mins
That is not a problem. You can keep it even overnight.
Dr. Ashwini Ingle Salunke
I made these!Cookies are really yummy . Thanks .
Sister, can I use solar cooker box to bake this biscuits. I usually make cakes with wheat flour and jaggery in solar box.
Hi. Really love these cookies and make it often. Thanks for the rwcipe. However, there is a slight bitter taste whenever I make this. Where could I be going wrong?
Maybe you are over baking it.
No. Because only the bottom isbecome slightly brown . Infact even the dough is a bit bitter.!
Then the problem is with your flour. Try changing it.
Thank u for your reply. Will make it once again changing the flour. 🙂
I had a question.When you say Whole wheat flour/ atta do you mean the wheat flour used for making chappatis or the whole wheat flour used in baking for bread etc. Thanks.
It is the atta we use for chapatis. I get ready made whole wheat atta for rotis.
We should not use any baking powder or baking soda?please suggest!
You have to add baking powder. See ingredients list and first line under "Preparation".
Thanks..but after adding 1tsp of baking powder the biscuits have a bitter after taste…why pls suggest
Avoid old stock baking powder. Also try reducing a little.
Can I bake it in microwave and how much time it take in which degree centigrade
Hi Padhu..I tried this recipe and the taste was really superb..Such a tasty+healthy cookie recipe..I made this especially for my 15 months old baby since she likes cookies very mmuch.. But one downside is , cookies which were in the backside of the cookie tray(4th row) got burnt in the bottom..Im newly using OTG..Mine is 28 ltr Morphy Richards..This is the first recipe i tried..I kept the cookie tray in 2nd rack from the bottom..Please let me know what would have gone wrong..
Bake keeping it in the middle rack. Try covering it with an aluminium foil or reduce the temperature a little after 10 minutes of baking or you can avoid the 4th row.
Hi Padhu, please advise if I can use organic brown sugar in place of jaggery.
Yes, you can.
I've tried this recipe multiple times and it has worked like a charm every time 🙂 Had to adjust the cooking time since I bake in microwave convection mode. I've used sugar instead of jaggery and experimented with the atta, like today I made them with sattu atta and small quantity of wheat flour and they've become really fluffy and crispy. Thanks for the sharing your recipes!!
I have followed the recipe. It turned out perfect and my little one thankfully ate.
Can I use ghee instead of butter? If yes, how much?
You can add desi ghee (little less than 1/2 cup) instead of butter. It gives a nice flavor.
Thank you so much for quick response!
How much is 1 cup in grams?
Check my Standard measuring cups
How much grams is 1cup?
I use standard measuring cups and spoons for all my recipes. Check my Standard measuring cups
Hi Padhu..wanting to try this recp..but not able to see how much of sugar is to be added..don't know why..can you please tell me how much sugar? Thanks
It is written in the ingredients list. You may add half cup powdered sugar or less or more according to your preference.
I love your recipes and cooking . Have tried few other recipes as well.
Today I tried ur wheat atta and jaggery biscut.
I need help and suggestion from you,
My dough when kneading with butter initially it was soft and dough consistency , but after adding jaggery it was crumbling Like,!! and after keep in fridge it was ok.
Where was I wrong ?
When I baked the biscut spread out and became bigger twice the shape I cut.!!
We keep the biscuits in the freezer, so that it will not change its shape when baking. I used organic powdered jaggery. It might be due to the variety of jaggery used.