This is the time for love blog hop and the theme for this month is cookie...so get ready for some cookielove. My family loves cookies and I always keep my cookie jar full, my DH and daughter have got sweet tooth and always prefer sweet cookies but I like to munch on savoury ones with my cup of tea. These spiced cookies are called Mathri in India and are generally deep fried. These cookies are very crunchy and flaky, the more the amount of fat used the more crunchy these will be.
Instead of deep frying I have baked these cookies and to make them vegan I have used canola oil instead of ghee (clarified butter).
I have used dried fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi) to flavour these cookies.
Another spice which I have used is Black pepper..really adds a pep to these cookies. But these spices are optional and can be adjusted according to the tastebuds.
Whole Wheat Flour- 1 Cup
All Purpose Flour- 1/2 Cup
Gram Flour (Besan)- 1/2 Cup
Semolina- 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder- A pinch
Raw Sugar- 1 tsp
Dried Fenugreek Leaves ( Kasuri Methi)- 1 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
Cumin Coarsely Crushed- 1/4 tsp
Salt- To Taste
Oil/ Clarified Butter- 1/2 Cup (hot)
Warm Water- 1/2 Cup to make the dough
- Preheat the oven at 200 Degrees C.
- In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients except oil and water.
- Add hot oil to the flour mix little by little and mix everything together with a spoon.
- Now add warm little by little and bring the dough together. Do not knead.
- Now transfer the dough on a clean surface and roll with a rolling pin. The dough will not be sticky because of the presence of fat.
- Roll the dough to the desired thickness and cut into round shapes with the help of cookie cutter.
- Arrange in a baking tray and bake on the top rack for about 10 minutes, after 10 minutes turn over the cookies and let them bake for another 10 minutes.
- Keep a close eye on these as they brown very quickly.
- Let the cookies cool and store them in an airtight container. These cookies have shelf life of almost a week.
On another important note we celebrated UAE National Day on 2nd December. UAE turned 40 this year. This is a country which has provided good opportunities to many in all the fields along with being a safe and multicultural nation.
And the kids celebrated the National Day in school with great joy and my daughter came back home singing "Let's salute the UAE on 2nd of December...."
And on this day I am celebrating my first blog anniversary. It had been a fun year filled with lots of good experiences...I got to know so many wonderful bloggers without whom this journey of mine would not have been possible.
From being Raji who was only a mother and a wife I transitioned into being Raji At Vegetarian Tastebuds and truly cherished each and every day of blogging. Each new post brought me close to new friends. I came to know people from different countries and learnt about their food cultures, I tried my hands on various cuisines which I never thought I would try, I stepped towards a healthy life and I started socializing on social network sites like Facebook and Twitter...what more can I ask?
I sincerely want to thank each and every reader of mine who has taken time out to read my posts and drop in their comments.A big big thank you.
Sending these cookies to Vardhini's Bake Fest event hosted by Sangeetha at Spicy Treats and to Radhika's Let's Cook #10 event.
Now Coming to the Cookielove..I am co hosting this blog hop along with-
Badger Girl Learns to Cook/ Kimberly Aime/ @BdgerGrl
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves/ Becky Higgins
BigFatBaker/ Erin Meyer/ @BigFatBaker
Bloc de recetas/ Salomé/ @Blocderecetas
Bon a croquer /Valerie/ @Valouth
CafeTerraBlog/ Terra Baltosiewich / @CafeTerraBlog
Cake Duchess/ Lora/ @cakeduchess
Creative Cooking Corner/ Karriann Graf/ @KarriannGraf
Easily Good Eats/ Three-Cookies
Georgiecakes /Georgie Kubarych /@georgiecakes
Hobby And More / Richa/ @betit19
knitstamatic / Deb/ @knitstamatic
Mike's Baking / Mike R./ @mikesbaking
Mis Pensamientos / Junia/ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies / T.R./ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake / Jessica Hose/ @jesshose
Queen's Notebook /Elizabeth Quirino/ @Mango_Queen
Savoring Every Bite /Linda Geiler/ @Spicegirlfla
Simply Reem / Reem /@simplyreem
Soni's Food for Thought / Soni/ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice /Deanna Segrave-Daly/ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!/ Liz / @Thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food / Laura /@TAofCRF
The Spicy RD / EA Stewart /@thespicyrd
The Wimpy Vegetarian /Susan Pridmore /@chezsuzanne
Vegan Yack Attack! /Jackie Sobon/ @veganyackattack
December is #cookielove month!
Please join in on the #cookielove fun by linking up any cookie recipe from the month of December 2011. Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #cookielove event! The twitter hashtag is #cookielove