When I had newly got an OTG. I went in a baking mode. Weekly at least twice I used to bake. I used to google a lot and try put new permutations and combinations and keep trying to bake a lot of things home. This is one such experiment.
I chanced upon this recipe and loved it so much with the handy ingredients that I started making them and they turned out to be one of the most best biscuits. I was overwhelmed with my creation. Never had in my dreams had thought I would bake something leave yummy. This has my keeper recipe since then which has never disappointed me and I have tried replacing Maida with oats powder, whole wheat flour (shall share those versions later).
Here goes the recipe:
Maida – 1 cup
Butter – 75 gms[original recipe uses margarine],softened
Powdered sugar – 2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 3/4 tsp
Green chillies – 6-8,adjust to your spice level[I used 4]
Yogurt – 2 tbsp
Curry leaves – 1-2 springs[I skipped this]
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp,chopped
Ginger – 1/2′ piece grated
Preheat oven to 150C. Grease/line a cookie tray.
Sift together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder and salt and keep aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat butter till smooth[about 3-4 minutes. Mix in the finely cut chilies,chopped curry leaves,coriander leaves,ginger and yogurt.
Slowly mix in the flour little at a time and knead into a smooth dough.
Keep the dough inside a zip lock and seal it closed.
Start rolling-first to all four corners and then roll evenly till the dough stretches to all sides.
It might be sticky at this stage-so refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes or so.
Cut open the zip lock and cut the biscuits into shapes of your choice
Place the cookies on the baking tray and bake for 20-23 minutes.
Cool on a cooling rack and store in airtight containers.