This is a tea time snack, which I’ve seen only in the Malabar region. Though not sure if I had missed it out in other parts of Kerala. It is a good snack to munch on and on….
All purpose flour -- 1 cup
Baking powder -- 1 tsp
Butter -- 1 stick (8 tbsp)
Curry leaves -- 1 spring
Red Chillies -- 2 - 3
Ginger -- 1 inch piece
Cumin seeds -- 1 tsp
Asafoetida -- ¼ tsp
Salt -- to taste
Sugar -- 2 tsp (more or less according to taste)
Preparation of Biscuit:
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Sift the mix 4 -5 times. Keep it aside.
Mince together curry leaves, cumin seeds, red chillies and ginger.
Bring the butter to room temperature. Add the minced mix to it. Add asafoetida. Mix well. Now add the flour mix spoon by spoon and knead to a soft dough.
Grease an aluminium foil and roll the dough into a circle of ¼ inch thickness. Cut into desired cookie shapes using a cookie cutter. I used my wine glass to cut them. You can also have decorations on them using your knife.
Place them on the baking tray. Preheat the oven to 300 F. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Make sure you don’t burn the cookies.