Homemade Atta Biscuits with Jaggery | Eggless Wheat Biscuits

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    Homemade Atta Biscuits with Jaggery
    Homemade Atta Biscuits with Jaggery

    A little cold Saturday evening with friends is always too much fun. Last week an old common friend, from Gurgaon, visited us. Too many gossips and loads of fun. Cold evenings needs the company of hot tea. I quickly prepared tea and served some Homemade Atta Biscuits with tea. Amit just cannot drink tea alone, he needs some cookies or biscuits with it.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits

    We all started remembering old times and the discussion gradually moved on to my food blog. He wasn’t able to understand why I blog only about baking and not the other forms of cooking. I knew that a short answer will not work. Purposely offered the Homemade Atta Biscuits and asked our friend to give feedback on taste. I told him that these are bought from one of the most famous shops from Pune that is known for these Atta Biscuits.

    I was now waiting for his feedback. Before he uttered a word, his face said all. He was like wow, these biscuits are awesome. “I bet, we don’t get such biscuits in Gurgaon”, he said. “Please can you get me some packs, I would want to carry them with me.”

    And Amit and I started laughing at him. He, in a confused state, asked: “What happened?”

    “This is my answer to your question of Why Baking?” and I explained him further.

    Why a Blog on Baking?

    I never wanted to be a fish in a crowded pond. There is no personal space and identity. I was never inclined to post recipes for anything and everything that I make for lunch, dinner and even the fresh lime soda.

    My vision was clear from day one. I wanted to encourage people for baking at home. I wanted to encourage people to bake healthy mostly with whole wheat and eggless. And that’s what I am on too. Trying to help homemakers become home bakers. My workshops are an extension of my passion.

    The biscuits you just ate are not market bought, they are homemade atta biscuits. The biscuits are made with pure desi ghee and jaggery. There is no white sugar, there no maida, no chemical and no preservative. And hence baking!

    My friend heard all of this and was in utter shock. What? No sugar? No Maida? Atta Biscuits? He was completely zapped. Bhabhi, I am great fan of your Whole Wheat Brownies and Fudgy Walnut Brownie, but I never knew that homemade atta biscuits could taste so amazing.

    Yes, this is what home baking can do.

    “But are there folks who understand the benefits of home baking”, he asked. “All the famous chefs that I know are not into Baking? How will you get the audience to your blog?”

    A feeling of satisfaction

    His questions were logical and genuine. I know it is a difficult journey but I am enjoying it. I will continue to spread awareness on healthy baking and I am sure gradually people will understand. There is already a lot of noise in the space of healthy eating.

    He had a joyful smile on his face and glittering eyes. “I now know how and why you will stand out in this space” he commented. “It’s your passion towards baking that will help you create your own space. Good Luck” and he left our home with so much of encouragement in me.

    Ingredients for Atta Biscuits

    Items Quantity
    Whole wheat flour 135 gm
    Jaggery powder 75 gm
    Ghee 80 gm
    Baking powder ½ tsp
    Milk 2 tbs
    Salt ¼ tsp

    Use Conversion Table to convert cups into grams and vice versa

    Instructions

    I have used 24 Organic Mantra Whole Wheat Flour and 24 Organic Mantra Jaggery Powder. I have given the link in the ingredient box, just in case if you like to buy them directly from Amazon.

    The ingredients are great and. Along with making the recipe healthy, the ingredients were flavorful too. My family loved the earthen flavor in the cookies. Before using it, I sifted the flour as well as jaggery powder separately.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits Ingredients

    In a bowl take flour, jaggery powder, salt, and baking powder and mix all the dry ingredients.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits Dry Ingredients

    Add ghee to the dry ingredients. Make sure the ghee you are using is at room temperature but not melted one. Now using your fingertips mix ghee with dry ingredients. It will look like breadcrumbs.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits Dry and wet Ingredients

    Add approximately 2 tablespoons of milk and bind the dough. Every flour has different absorption capacity. If you feel your dough is dry, add 1 tablespoon of milk extra.

    Do not knead it more else it will form gluten and result will be chewy cookies.

    Meanwhile, keep the oven for preheating at 160 °C.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits Dough ball

    Take a butter paper and transfer the dough to it. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into an even sheet of a ½ inch thickness.

    Don’t worry if you don’t have any cookie cutter. Use any bottle cap to cut same shape and even size cookies.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits Dough Rolled sheet

    Let’s Bake

    Arrange all the cookies on a greased baking tray leaving some space in-between. Bake these cookies in a preheated oven at 160 °C for 15-18 minutes or until the edges turn golden.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits before baking

    Once baked, take the tray out from the oven and transfer all the baked cookies to a wired rack.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits after baking

    Your Atta biscuits with all the goodness of jaggery and ghee are ready to serve.

    Homemade Atta Biscuits

    PS: You can bake these cookies in Microwave convection at 150 °C for 15 minutes. Like all other recipes for cookies, these cookies can also be baked on a gas stove. To bake these cookies on the gas stove all you need a heavy bottom pan with lid (Pressure cooker or idly maker), salt and a metal stand. Place the pan on a gas stove and put salt in it. Spread it evenly. Now place a metallic stand on salt. Close the lid and start heating it on medium flame. After 10 minutes of heating, place the baking tray with cookies on the metallic stand and close the lid again. Continue to bake the cookies on a medium flame for about 18-20 minutes.

    Calories Count

    Total Calories 1458.7
    Total Servings 24 Cookies
    Calories per Serving 60.77

    Homemade Atta Biscuits with Jaggery | Eggless Wheat Biscuits
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    Servings Prep Time
    24 Biscuits 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    18 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    24 Biscuits 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    18 minutes
    Homemade Atta Biscuits with Jaggery | Eggless Wheat Biscuits
    Print Recipe
    Servings Prep Time
    24 Biscuits 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    18 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    24 Biscuits 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    18 minutes
    Ingredients
    Servings: Biscuits
    Instructions
    1. In a bowl take flour, jaggery powder, salt and baking powder.
    2. Mix all the dry ingredients.
    3. Add ghee into the dry ingredients and start mixing it.
    4. Start adding milk to bind the mixture.
    5. Prepare the dough and transfer it onto a butter paper.
    6. With the help of a rolling pin, roll the sheet evenly.
    7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 160 °C.
    8. Using any cookie cutter, cut even size cookies.
    9. Place these cookies on a greased tray.
    10. Bake these cookies in a preheated oven for 15-18 min.
    11. Transfer the baked cookies on a wired rack and let them cool.
    12. Your Atta biscuits with all the goodness of jaggery and ghee are ready to serve.
    Recipe Notes

    Recipe Notes

    1. You can use powdered sugar in case you don’t have jaggery powder. Use 60 gm of sugar.
    2. You can add chopped nuts and dry fruits to the dough.
    3. If you are working in a hot and humid weather, after preparing the dough, keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. It will make the dough easy to handle.
    4. You can substitute Ghee with the same amount of unsalted butter.
    5. If you are going to use salted butter, then skip adding salt.
    6. If you want your cookies to be crispy, do not over knead the dough.
    7. You can bake these cookies in Microwave convection at 150 °C for 15 minutes.
    8. To bake these cookies on the gas stove take a heavy bottom pan with lid (Pressure cooker or idly maker), salt and a metal stand. Place the pan on a gas stove. Add salt in it and place a metallic stand on salt and heat it for 10 minutes. Now, place the baking tray with cookies on the metallic stand and close the lid again and bake the cookies on a medium flame for about 18-20 minutes.

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