The Masala Biscuits/ Cookies of my childhood also had quite a bit of “heat” from the chilli peppers that went into them, making them more of an adult treat. In fact, I remember my father, who had a love for very spicy food, bringing this home often, from the local bakery. Those biscuits/ cookies would be full of chopped green chillies, seeds and all, and to mind seemed more of chilli than biscuit/ cookie.
The recipe below is something I have come up with while trying to capture the flavours in my memory. These are thinner in size and not as “hot” as the originals, but please feel free to tweak the flavours to suit your taste. These Biscuits/ Cookies should be crisp/ crunchy on the outside and flaky on the inside.
Indian Masala BiscuitsNote:
The measurements given for the spices in the recipes are a guideline and not absolute. These result in a mildly spicy biscuit/ cookie, but feel free to adjust quantities to suit your taste. The baking time would depend on the how thin you roll out your dough and the size of your cookies.
The other recipes that are a part of this Daring Bakers challenge:
Mawa Cake – ACardamom Flavoured Milk Cake Bolinhas de Coco(Goan Cardamom Flavoured Coconut Cookies)