Hot and Spicy Biscuits/Khara Biscuits/Masala Biscuits

These hot and spicy masala Biscuits are perfect snack to munch on during a rainy day!
I made it few weeks back when I had few friends over and all of them loved itJ

Hot and Spicy Biscuits/Khara Biscuits/Masala Biscuits
1 Cup flour
2 tbspn Rice flour
¼ Cup Butter
2 Green Chilies
½ Inch piece of Ginger
1 tspn Pepper corns
1 ½ tspn Cumin
Curry leaves/Fresh Herbs of your choice
1-2 tbspn White sesame seeds
1/2 tbspn Sugar
½ tspn Salt
3-4 tbspn Milk or water
Optional : 1 tspn Garam Masala Powder

Dry roast the Cumin and Sesame seeds separately. Grind together the Chilies, Ginger, Cumin and pepper corns to a coarse mix
Mix together the All purpose flour and rice flour.Rub the butter to the flour mix until it resembles bread crumbs
Add the ground spice mix, finely chopped curry leaves, sesame seeds, masala powder ,salt and sugar to the flour mix
Add one tablespoon milk at a time and knead to form a soft dough.
Take a small portion of dough and roll it to 1/4 inch thick and cut out with cookie cutter into desired shapes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 Degrees for 15-20 min.
You can switch on the oven fan for 1-2 minutes towards the end of the baking to get a more crunchy biscuits

Off this goes to The Bake Fest Event hosted By Sangee from Spicy treats and Vardhini from Zeste Palette


  1. Can't get my eyes of your food pics!! Lovely!

  2. my fav biscuits..Looks crispy and perfect..yumm.

  3. my fav biscuits for evening tea. beautiful clicks.

  4. Khara biscuit is still in my to do list...Luvly shapes..Same pinch,we both posted cookies today..

  5. Ramya,

    Masala biscuits looks delicious and spicy. By the way for cookies you need to add 1/3 cup of unsalted butter. I updated now.

  6. Wow...what a lovely jar full of cookies... yummy..

  7. Lovely crispy ones..I too have one in my draft dear,almost similar version..will post soon!!
    You can add this to my event
    Erivum Puliyum

    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

  8. Hi Ramya
    love this spicy khara biscuits...very nice recipe...your pictures are awesome..
    If you wish plz link it to my ongoing event..

    Spicy Treats
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  9. Pretty spicy biscuits looks super addictive.

  10. Looks crispy and perfect..yumm...awesome clicks..

  11. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

  12. Absolutely beautiful--savory flavor, flower cut and colorful photos!

  13. Looks delish and a perfect Bake Dear

  14. the flower shape is adorable and what a lovely contrast with the green chillies! i always enjoy your pics ramya :)

  15. The biscuits look amazing. The flavors sound delicious. The recipe is just great Ramya. Thanx for sharing.

  16. Wondesrful shapes n pretty cookies...

  17. Cookies, look so good,perfect with tea,..:)



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