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May 22, 2020

Egg Drop Biscuits Without Oven / Kerala Mutta Biscuit / Bean Biscuits / Coin Biscuit Recipe

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 Egg biscuits recipe

Today’s recipe is a bakery style, my childhood favorite egg biscuit which is called by different names such as egg drop biscuits, mutta biscuits, bean biscuits, coin biscuit, baby biscuit , button biscuit etc. I never knew this biscuit is popular in Kerala bakery. When I was young, my dad used to take me to a small bakery near my house in Salem, Tamil nadu. My mom and sister used to buy shrewsburry biscuits i.e Nankhatai and coconut bun whereas my choice is this humble and cute egg drop biscuit. I used to call this as button biscuit or yellow biscuit. I buy a big pack and eat it all alone without sharing with anyone at home😉.

Its so addictive !! I love its mild sweetness, cute looks with an awesome vanilla flavor. Even now whenever I visit Lakshmi bakery in Salem, I never forget to pick a pack of this egg drop biscuits. Nowadays we get this egg drop biscuits in different flavors like chocolate, orange, pineapple, mango etc. But I like this original vanilla flavored ones.

During this lockdown period, I came across this mutta biscuit recipe in my Facebook and Instagram feeds. Being a vegetarian, I was hesitant to use egg in my kitchen to bake this biscuit. I also asked few people to suggest eggless options for this biscuit but majority of the answers were NO. Finally I made up my mind and tried this recipe for the first time yesterday.

 I referred so many Youtube videos and Shravskitchen for this recipe. I took Raksha’s help for shaping the biscuits and baked it successfully. Even though its my first attempt, it came out so well. It can be prepared easily even if you are a beginner in baking.You can make it without oven too. So In this post, I have discussed how to make this egg drop biscuits with and without oven. I tried both at the same time. Results were equally good.

 In fact biscuits made in stove were more crispy than oven ones. Ok friends, lets see how to make this cute and yummy egg biscuit with step by step pictures.
Egg biscuits without oven

Egg Biscuits / Kerala Mutta biscuit

Egg Biscuits / Kerala Mutta biscuit

Egg Biscuits / Kerala Mutta biscuit also known as bean biscuits, coin biscuits, button biscuit and baby biscuits recipe with and without oven.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cookies
Serves: 100
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 240ml
  • All purpose flour / Maida - 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Eggs / Mutta - 2
  • Powdered sugar - 5 tbsp ( little less than 1/2 cup)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Melted butter - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Zip lock cover / Piping bag / Milk cover – 1
  1. In a mixing bowl, break 2 eggs. Beat for a minute. 
  2. Add melted butter, vanilla essence and powdered sugar.
  3. Mix well. Sieve maida,turmeric powder and baking powder.
  4. Add to the egg mixture and mix gently to make a dough.
  5. Take a zip lock cover or piping bag and spread in a tumbler or mug.
  6. Pour the batter and fill it. Make a cone and cut the end of zip lock cover to make a small hole.
  7. Take a baking tray lined with butter paper. Drop the dough into small rounds.
  8. To make the egg biscuits without oven, heat a kadai in high flame for 5 minutes.
  9. Lower the flame completely. Place the baking plate over the kadai and cover it with a lid.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes in very low flame till the bottom of biscuit turns golden in color.
  11. Switch off the flame. Remove the plate and rest for 2 minutes. Remove the biscuits using a knife.
  12. Transfer to a plate and cool down to become crispy. Enjoy.
  13. To make the egg biscuit in oven, preheat oven in 180c. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in 180c.
  14. Remove the tray once the edges of biscuit turns golden. Remove the biscuits and spread in a plate to cool down.
  15. It becomes crispy once its cooled down completely.
  • Break 2 eggs in a wide mixing bowl. Beat for a minute. Add melted butter, vanilla essence and powdered sugar. Mix well without lumps.
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      Egg biscuit

    • Sieve maida, baking powder and turmeric powder. Add to egg mixture and mix gently to make a dough.
    • Egg biscuit
    • Dough should not be too thick or thin. It should fall like a thick ribbon. Take a zip lock cover or piping bag or milk cover.

    • Fill with dough and twist to make a cone. Cut the bottom end and make a small hole in the zip lock cover.
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    • Take a baking tray and line with butter paper. Pipe in small balls shapes as shown in the figure below. Do not make it big because this biscuit expands and flatten while baking.
    • Egg biscuit
    • To make this biscuit without oven, pre heat a  empty kadai in high flame for 5 minutes. Once it starts to become smoky, lower the flame completely and place the baking tray with biscuit.
    • Cover the kadai with lid and cook in very low flame for 10 to 12 minutes till the edges of biscuits turn golden in color. Switch off the flame and remove the tray from kadai. Rest it for few minutes and try to remove the biscuit with a knife.
    • Egg biscuit
    • Cool down completely to become crispy because it tastes soft while hot or warm. It has to cool down to become crispy and hard. If you feel its still soft to eat or touch, you should bake for few more minutes.  Store in a box and enjoy for a week.
    • Egg biscuit
    • For baking in oven, preheat the convection oven in 180c. Place the baking tray with biscuit dough and bake for 10 to 15 minutes in 180c . Switch off when the edges of biscuit turn golden brown. Mine took 12 minutes. Remove the tray and cool down to become crispy. Enjoy.

    • NOTE : If you feel the biscuit is soft to touch, you have to bake / cook for another few minutes. Cooking time depends on the oven or the vessel you use in stove.

    • Enjoy !


    • You can cook the biscuit in an empty preheated kadai. I din’t use powdered salt here. If you wish you can spread one inch thick powdered salt and pre heat it. Always use a old kadai for baking.
    • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste. This biscuit has a mild sweet taste. So this quantity was perfect for me.
    • Do not skip butter.
    • I haven’t tried this biscuit with wheat flour.
    • Adjust the quantity of vanilla essence as per the need. Original recipe called for 1/2 tsp but I used to 1 tsp to suppress the smell of eggs.
    • For variations, you can add a tsp of chocolate powder to a portion of the dough and make chocolate egg drop biscuits. 
    • For making pineapple, orange or mango flavored biscuits, replace vanilla essence with the respective essence. Add few drops and check the flavor. 

    Do try this yummy, kids friendly, egg biscuit recipe and share your feedback with me.
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