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Adjust Servings:
1 Cup Wheat Flour
1 Cup Maida (All Purpose Flour)
As Needed Salt
a Pinch Baking Soda
a Pinch Baking Powder
1/3 Cup Butter
6-7 Green Chilli Adjust as per your needs
1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves
Few Curry Leaves
4 Tablespoon Curd (Plain Yogurt) Adjust as needed

Nutritional information

Serving Size
2.1 g
6.7 g
0.5 g

Iyengar Bakery Style Khara Biscuit | Savory Masala Cookies

Crunchy Savoury Masala Cookie

Indian Savory Cookies served with hot tea / coffee, popular in Bakery Shops

  • Restaurant Style




Savory Cookies

Iyengar Bakery’s many recipes are so popular and so tempting. There are lots of modern bakery’s nowadays still people’s love towards Iyengar’s bakery for its authentic foods never cease. This Khara Biscuits or savoury Masala cookies are one such jewel in the crown. A hot cup of tea / coffee with 2 Khara Biscuits is a yummy treat for a wonderful evening. Unlike the sugary cookies, this is a savoury variety with our Indian spices. The coriander leaves adds a nice flavor to the cookies. We can store Khara Biscuits in an air-tight container and biscuits will stay fresh for 3-5 days.

How to bake the cookies using Pressure Cooker ?

I know some of us have no Oven in the home. Like we make pressure cooker cakes, we can pre-heat the pressure cooker with 2 cups of salt. Place a perforated plate upside down and keep a flat bowl on top of the perforated vessel upside down and heat the cooker with lid (without whistle / gasket)  and when our cookies are ready to be baked, place in a round baking tray and keep inside the cooker and cover and cook in high flame for 10-12 minutes. Scrumptious Khara Biscuits will be ready for our evening 🙂


Iyengar Bakery Style Khara Biscuits | Savoury Masala Cookies
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2 mins

Sieving Dry Ingredients

Sieve the ingredients - maida, wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking salt thoroughly

3 mins

Incorporate Spices!

Add softened butter (butter on the room temperature), sugar, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves and mix everything together till the butter is nicely incorporated and the flours become like bread crumbs.

5 mins

Dough Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in the bowl and slowly knead them together to a stiff dough. If you are not able to make a dough, we can add more curd / yogurt till we get a stiff dough. But add a teaspoon of curd at one point of time and adjust if needed. Also do not over knead the dough as it will affect the aeration process and the biscuits will become hard while baking. So gently knead and once you get a dough, stop the kneading process. Let the dough sit for 15 mins.

15 mins

Pre-heating the oven

Pre-heat the oven to 350 Degrees F / 170 Degrees C

10 mins

Roll & Cut Biscuits

After 15 mins of resting, take the dough. Cut into 2 portions. Roll each portion to 1/2 cm thickness. Using a cookie cutter or a sharp lid, cut out the rolled dough into round shaped cookies.

Using a fork prik the cookies to make holes. Arrange the cookies in the lined Cookie Tray (i forget to show this step in the video)

12 mins

Baking Time!

Bake the cookies in pre-heated Oven for 10-12 minutes. When the cookies are very light brown in the top, take it out from the oven. Do not over bake the cookies, that will harden the biscuits/cookies. Transfer the baked biscuits to a cooling rack and allow it to cool


Serving time!

Serve the delicious Khara Biscuits with hot tea / coffee and enjoy your evening!

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging.Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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