Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ragi-Wheat-Oats Biscuits

There are days when i am buzzing with ideas and my head is literally swamped with dishes to make, re-invent or innovate ! Today was one of those days and i had a few things in mind. Not sure which idea to give shape to, I left the choice to my daughter who had come back from school a little while ago. She voted for the cookie idea and these yummy little things were born ! A mix of melted butter & vegetable oil was used in the dough and I replaced sugar with Palm Jaggery (panai vellam kalkandu) ,it added a nice touch to the taste.  Call them as biscuits or cookies, these crunchy-munchies got a hearty welcome from my folks !




What goes:- (Makes 15 medium sized biscuits)
  • Ragi Flour (Finger-Millet Flour) - 75 gms
  • Wheat Flour - 75 gms
  • Rolled Oats - 50 gms
  • Palm Jaggery Sugar - 100 gms
  • Melted Butter & Vegetable Oil - 60 gms or as required
  • Milk - 3-4 tbsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • Green Pistachios - as required (optional)
How:-

Powder the oats and the palm jaggery to a fine powder.




In a mixing bowl add the ragi & wheat flour along with salt and baking powder. Sieve the oats-sugar mix and add it to the flour mix.




Add the milk and the butter-oil combo little by little to make a nice dough. I rested the dough in fridge for 10 minutes by keeping it in a food wrap.



Preheat the over @ 175C. Grease a baking tray and put a dusted parchment paper on it.
Take a small ball and flatten /spread it gently and press a pista to it. You can also press a fork to create a lovely design on the biscuits .Finish the dough in the said manner.



Bake it for 10-12 minutes or until it is done.




Enjoy with a steaming cuppa !



Sending these crunchies to Nivedita's Only Original Recipes event announcement by Pari
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Linking it to Alex's Hearth & Soul Blog Hop # 40. also to Priya's Fast Food Not Fat Food

44 comments:

  1. now thats a good one. i would love to eat them at your home as I don't have an oven here in Cochin. or i would have to ask my mother to prepare one. :)

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  2. Wow all the healthy stuffs in one biscuit, simply marvellous..

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  3. Woww... lovely crunchies... Panai vellam is a great idea... Is that what we call 'Karupatti' ?? or is it something else??

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  4. A post after my heart, again! All my favorite grains! Panai vellam the same as panam kalkandu?

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  5. Thatz one healthy biscuit to munch on:-)

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  6. The ingredients and combination sounds awesome.... I love the addition of panai vellam to give an authentic twist to these lovelies..
    Reva

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  7. I don't know that I've ever seen this type of flour. So different, yet they sound delicious!

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  8. @schmetterlingwords , @Priya-Now Serving

    The unrefined Palm sugar is in the form of hard blocks of dark brown sugar known as karupatti,
    The refined version is panam kalkandu which is crytallised granules !!

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  9. @schmetterlingwords , @Priya-Now Serving

    i used the refined granules that is the panai kalkandu !!

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  10. very different and new !!! cookies looks so delicious !!

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  11. Sounds like a healthy and delicious biscuits..nice recipe!

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  12. Such a great combo! Looks healthy and delicious...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  13. Very healthy and crunchy biscuit...

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  14. Crunchy and healthy biscuits..lovely

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  15. too healthy dear...yumm!...kids should have a blast!..
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  16. Healthy crunchy looking cookies...

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  17. very healthy and crispy biscuits

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  18. Crunchy,yummy and healthy what more do a person need.

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  19. Romba nalla irukku priya ,healthy too.

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  20. Fantastic n drool-worthy tempting cookies...lovely!

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  21. Looks delicious cookies. Love the use of ragi and unrefined sugar.

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  22. Guilt free munchies..great recipe Priya!

    US Masala

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  23. what am liking the most is that you baked it and not deep fry :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  24. Cookies with panai vellam, totally awesome!

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  25. Looks good priya! loved the healthier version of your biscuit

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  26. Thats very healthy bake! Oats must add a nice crisp to the biscuits!

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  27. Priya
    I tried ur cookie recipe, I used brown sugar that is available here, and it came out awesome...... it is crumbly and tasty:)Thanks for your wonderful post

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  28. Thats was a healthy and cripsy cookies...looks so perfect.

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  29. Wow these cookies look so scrummy and buttery and you used jaggery in place of sugar which is so good. I am sure your daughter loved these:)!!!

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  30. I've never heard of that flour but it looks great! I wonder if I can find some here?

    Thanks so much for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

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  31. u have awards and tag waiting for u in my blog!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  32. Biscuit looks crispy, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

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  33. I am not sure I could replicate these here in the U.S. Is finger millet flour the same as plain old millet flour?

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  34. Hey priya, please visit my post and link your recipe with Hearth and Hop Soul :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  35. There are a few awards for you...Please collect it from my space...

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  36. the flour you used is new to me but oh boy, i love the look of these cookies.

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