Spicy Ajwain Cookies – Salted Biscuits

May 8, 2015 Baked GoodiesBars N CookiesChristmas Recipes  8 comments

Making salted biscuits at home was a long time wish for me. These ajwain cookies are a perfect tea time snack. It is crispy,salty, spicy and just melts in the mouth. And not to forget the magical aroma of ajwain/carom seeds!! What more can we ask for in a savoury biscuit?!? Not knowing that these are seriosly addictive, I just made a small batch. They just vanished in 2 days..


Lets get baking!!




[Preparation Time – 10 mins : Baking Time – 15 to 18 mins]

Recipe reference-Food Food Channel


  • All purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cups
  • Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Ajwain/Carom Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tbsp
  • Milk – 2 to 3 tbsp(see tips)
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)





  • Take butter in a wide bowl. Just whisk for a minute until it looks soft and creamy. To this add all purpose flour, salt, chilli powder, ajwain and mix until all the ingredients blend well. The mixture should look crumbly.

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  • To the crumbled mixture add curd and milk. Knead with light hands to form a soft dough. Pinch a portion of the dough and flatten it to a thin layer. U can use flour to dust the surface.

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  • Use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes as per your preference. Meanwhile pre-heat your oven to 180 deg Celsius. Place the cookies in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake it for 15-18 mins or until the edges turn slightly brown. Let it cool completely and store in an air tight container.

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Crispy and spicy ajwain cookies are ready.

Munch these addictive cookies with a cup of tea!!





  1. Do not add all of the milk at once to knead the dough. Add 1 tbsp at a time to knead it into a soft dough. It will be difficult to roll if too much is added.
  2. Adding ajwain/carom seeds adds a magical flavour to these biscuits. U can add cumin seeds/jeera instead of it too.
  3. Keep an eye on the ajwain cookies after 12- 15 mins. If u over bake, it will spoil the taste.

8 comments to Spicy Ajwain Cookies – Salted Biscuits

  • veena  says:

    Crispy and addictive biscuit .. yum!

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    wow..Great ..ajwain cookies..simply superb..yummy ..thinking of giving a try..

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Awesome looking biscuits! YUM!

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    nice teatime snack yummy

  • Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey  says:

    love these crunchy ajwain cookies..

  • Sona  says:

    These biscuits look crunchy and yummy.. love the flavor too..

  • Rachna@rachnas-kitchen  says:

    These biscuits are looking so nice and crispy. Very well made 🙂

  • Maha  says:

    Healthy easy cookies..

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