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September 23, 2020

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas / Chana In Air fryer–Indian Air fryer Recipes

roasted chickpeas in air fryer

After a long time, I am sharing an air fryer recipe in Indian style. Yes this is Indian style roasted chickpeas (roasted kabuli chana) sprinkled with chat masala, red chilli powder, aamchur powder and salt. I used to buy Haldirams roasted moong dal, masala chana and green peas. Its Raksha’s favorite too. Recently when I was talking to my friend Shalini, she was suggesting me to post some interesting, Indian recipes in air fryer. She also told me to start with this easy, roasted chickpeas in air fryer. Its a great recipe for weight watchers too. I used my Bajaj air fryer. If you don't have an air fryer, you can use your convection oven.

I followed this recipe from my forking life. When I tried it, I was so excited to see the super crispy chickpeas/ chana with a nice masala flavor. Its spicy taste and flavor reminded me the roasted green peas we used to buy in cinema theaters when I was young. Sendhil loved it a lot and he is munching it everyday for post lunch snacks. Its a low calorie, healthy snack that is ideal for kids and husband’s snacks box. Its a guilt free snack too. Its stays good for a week or two if stored properly. Friends, do try this healthy, Indian style roasted chana in air fryer with less oil. I am sure you will love it. Lets check out how to make it with step by step pictures.



Roasted chickpeas in air fryer


Roasted chickpeas in airfryer

Roasted chickpeas/ chana in air fryer with less oil for evening snacks.


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 
1 cup = 250ml
  • Chickpeas / Kabuli Chana / kondakadalai - 2 cups
  • Cooking oil - few tbsp as required
For masala mix/ spice mix / seasoning
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Chat masala - 1 tsp
  • Aamchur powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED CHICKPEAS IN AIR FRYER
  1. Wash and soak chickpeas/chana in sufficient water for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the water completely and take 1 cup of soaked chana.
  3. Make the masala spice mix by mixing all the spice powders and salt.
  4. Spread 1 cup of chana. Set the timer to 15 minutes at 200c.
  5. Remove the basket after 5 minutes. It becomes completely dry in the first 5 minutes.
  6. Drizzle few drops of oil and mix well.
  7. Continue cooking for 10 minutes by shaking the tray in every 5 minutes.
  8. After 13 minutes, chickpeas would have been roasted well and crispy.
  9. Add 1/2 tsp spice mix powder and air fry for remaining 2 minutes.
  10. Check for taste and crispness. If not crispy, roast for 2 more minutes. Mine took around 18 minutes.
  11. Once done, transfer to a bowl. Add 1 tsp spice mix required for this batch and shake well. Cool down and store in a box.
  12. Air fry the next batch of chickpeas in the same procedure.
  13. Spicy roasted chick peas is ready. You can store and enjoy it for a week.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak 2 cups of chickpeas in a wide bowl adding sufficient water. Soak it for 8 hours or overnight.

  • Chickpeas increases in quantity after soaking. Drain the excess soaked water completely and set aside. Take 1 cup of soaked chickpeas and set aside.
  • Take the air fryer basket and spread 1 cup of chana. Do not crowd them. Spread it well. Now close the air fryer basket and set the timer to 15 minutes. Keep the temperature at 200 degree c / 390 degree F.
  • After 5 minutes, open the basket. Chana would have dried completely. Now drizzle few drops of oil and shake it well to spread the oil over the chickpeas.
  • In the mean time, take a bowl. Mix red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, aamchur powder, chat masala to make the spice mix / seasoning mix. Cook for the remaining 10 minutes, by shaking it for every 5 minutes. Total cooking time is 15 minutes.
  • When there is about 2 minutes left, add 1/2 tsp of spice mix. Shake well and cook for the remaining 2 minutes. Adding less spice powder and cooking for 2 minutes at the end helps to roast the chickpeas without having the spice mix burnt or fall off from it. 
  • After 17 minutes, check for taste and crispness of chana. If its not crispy, roast for 2 to 3 minutes more. Mine took 18 minutes. So keep an eye after 15 minutes to prevent over roasting.
  • Make sure chickpeas is not burnt by over cooking. Once done, transfer the roasted chana to a bowl. Add the remaining spice mix required for this batch. If needed you can drizzle a tsp of cooking oil to coat the spice mix with chana. Cool down and then store in an air tight box. 
  • Follow the same steps and roast the remaining soaked chana. Store them after cooling down and enjoy up to 2 weeks. It stays crispy.

    Enjoy with tea/ coffee or pack it for your kids and husband’s snacks box !

Note

  • After soaking, drain the water completely. No need to spread the chana and dry in open air. It becomes dry by cooking in air fryer in 5 minutes.
  • Roasting time of chana differs based on the model of air fryer. Mine took around 18 minutes for first batch. So keep an eye after 15 minutes.
  • Do not add all the spice mix while the chana is roasting. It gets burnt. So a little quantity of spice mix/seasoning at the end of cooking and add the remaining after transferring to the bowl.
  • For variations, you can make seasoning with garlic powder, pepper powder etc.


Do try this easy, healthy, air fryer roasted chana and enjoy !

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August 7, 2020

Aval Murukku - Instant Poha Murukku Recipe - Gokulashtami Special Recipes

aval murukku
Last year during Gokulashtami , I bookmarked this aval murkku recipe / Poha murukku to try. But I couldn’t do it. So this year, I started making my Gokulashtami recipes with this easy, instant murukku recipe without butter. I just used store bought rice flour, ground poha, pottukadalai maavu/ roasted gram dal flour, hot oil and spices for flavor. I never thought it comes out so crispy and crunchy. It was a super hit at home. I referred so many YouTube videos, blogs, cookbooks for this recipe. When I was going through the comments section, I saw many people complained about more oil absorption. So I was also worried about it. But surprisingly, this aval murkku didn’t drink more oil as I thought. Due to the addition of roasted chana dal @ roasted gram dal flour( Pottukadalai maavu), it does absorb oil to some extent but not much. The crispness and flavor of this murukku is really good. For an instant chakli recipe, this is really good and quick to make. In this recipe, I have used thin poha / paper aval. You can use thick poha too.

For this Krishna Janmashtami, if you are planning to try some Instant murukku recipe, then you must try this. I am sure you will love it. Friends, lets see how to make instant aval murukku recipe with step by step pictures and video. Please check the NOTES section for all the details to make perfect murukku.

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aval murukku recipe

Aval murukku recipe/ Instant poha chakli recipe


Aval murukku recipe/ Instant poha chakli recipe

Instant murukku recipe using pressed rice / aval / Poha, rice flour, gram dal flour and hot oil.


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 14
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 240ml
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Poha / Pressed rice / rice flaked / Aval - 1/2 cup ( I used thin rice flakes)
  • Roasted gram dal / Pottukadalai - 1/4 cup
  • Hot cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain /Carom seeds - 1 tsp (crush in hands and add it)
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil – to deep fry ( I used refined oil)

HOW TO MAKE AVAL MURUKKU

  1. In a mixie jar, grind poha and roasted gram dal to a fine powder.
  2. Take a wide bowl. Sieve the ground poha mixture, rice flour.
  3. Add red chilli powder, salt, hing and ajwain seeds crushed in hands.
  4. Mix well. Add hot cooking oil and mix well. Then add water gradually.
  5. Make a smooth, non-sticky dough. Cover with a wet cloth till use.
  6. Take a chakli maker with round or star holes mould. Fill a portion of dough.
  7. Press it in the back of ladle and shape the murukku as you like.
  8. Heat oil and deep fry the murukku in batches. Cook both the sides till bubbles stop completely.
  9. Remove and drain the excess oil in a tissue paper. Store in a box after the murukku cools down.
  10. It stays good for a week. Enjoy !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Take all the ingredients required to make aval murukku recipe. Grind aval /poha and roasted gram dal together to a fine powder.
    aval murukku recipe
  • In a wide bowl, place a sieve. Add the ground flour, rice flour and sieve well. To this, add red chilli powder, salt, hing and ajwain seeds by crushing in the hands slightly ( It helps to release more flavor). Mix well.
    aval murukku recipe
  • Add 1 tbsp of very hot oil to the flours. Mix using a ladle to handle the hot oil. Then mix it with your hands to spread the oil evenly all over the flour. After mixing, you should be able to hold and make a shape out of it. Refer picture below for better understanding.
    aval murukku recipe
  • Now add water gradually and make a smooth, non-sticky dough. This dough takes more water than usual. I used nearly 1.25 to 1.5 cups of water. Make sure the dough is not too hard with cracks or too soft and sticky. Cover the dough with wet cloth.
    aval murukku recipe
  • Take the murukku press/ chakli maker with round shaped holes or star holes as you wish. I used a 5 holed mould as shown in the picture below. Fill the dough and press to make shapes. Remember to cover the unused dough with a wet cloth always. It helps to prevent the drying.
    aval murukku recipe
  • Press the murukku in the back of ladle. If the murukku gets cut while pressing, you need to add more water to the dough. Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of dough. If it rises to top immediately, oil temperature is right. Lower the flame to medium and drop one or two murukku per batch based on the size of kadai.aval murukku recipe
  • Fry patiently in medium flame, flip and cook both the sides till bubbles stop completely. Do not cook in high flame. Murukku turns brown in color. Remove and drain in a tissue paper. Store in a box after the murukku cools down completely. Stays good and crispy for a week !aval murukku recipe

Note

  • You can use store bought plain rice flour for this recipe. No need to use idiyappam or kozhukattai flour.
  • I did not dry roast the flour.
  • I used thin poha here. You can use thick ones too. 
  • Do not add more hot oil or more roasted gram. Then murukku absorbs more oil while cooking.
  • Always cover the murukku dough with a wet cloth while unused. 
  • Murukku becomes hard if you reduce the quantity of hot oil. You can also use melted butter instead of hot oil.
  • Shaping will not be prefect if the dough is too hard with less moisture. String gets cut while pressing. To avoid this, sprinkle some water to the dough. Mix well and then shape it.
  • Heat of the oil should be correct for crispy murukku. If its too hot, murukku turns brown at the outside and inside remains soft.
  • If the oil starts smoking, you can switch off the flame. Bring it to right temperature and then start to fry again. Adjust the flame whenever needed.
  • Murukku turns soggy or soft if you don’t fry it until bubbles cease. So fry in medium flame patiently till bubbles stop completely.
  • Murukku turns hard if you add less fat or if the dough is too tight. 
  • Murukku absorbs more oil if the oil temperature is less or if the dough is sticky and wet. 

Try this easy, crispy Aval murukku / Poha chakli for this Gokulashtami and enjoy !






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July 30, 2020

Senaga Guggillu Recipe – Brown Chana Sundal / Kala Chana Sundal

Senaga guggillu
Every year during Varalakshmi Vratham, I post some Andhra special recipes. So today’s post is an Andhra style sundal recipe which is called as guggillu in Telugu. Here I have used brown chana / black chana ( Sengalau in Telugu, Chickpeas in English) to make this sundal for varalakshmi pooja vrat and neivedyam. You can use white chickpeas / kabuli chana to prepare this dish. It is also prepared in most of the temples and served as prasadam. In Telugu, chana sundal recipe is called as Senaga Guggillu. Its not only a healthy and simple recipe but tastes delicious. In Tamilnadu, we call this as karuppu konda kadalai sundal. Both the recipes are almost similar in preparation with slight variations in ingredients. Friends, do check out the Senaga guggillu recipe with step by step pictures and prepare this for Varalakshmi Vratham festival tomorrow.

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Senaga guggillu recipe

Black chana sundal / Senaga Gugillu Recipe


Black chana sundal / Senaga Gugillu Recipe

Brown chana / Black chana / Kala Chana sundal / Senaga Guggillu in Telugu for Varalakshmi pooja prasadam. Its an Andhra style recipe.


Cuisine: Andhra
Category: Snack
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Hours
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 10H 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 240ml
  • Black chana / Brown chana / Senagalu / Konda kadalai - 1 cup
  • Water - to soak chana
  • Salt - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Ginger - 1 tsp (finely chopped)
  • Red chilli - 1 (Pinched into two)
  • Green chilli - 1 (Slit into two)
  • Asafetida/ Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
To Garnish
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/3 cup

HOW TO MAKE SENAGA GUGGILLU / BROWN CHANA SUNDAL


  1. Wash and soak chana/ chickpeas overnight or for minimum 6 hours.
  2. In a pressure cooker, cook the chana adding required water.
  3. Cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker, drain the excess water.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, green chilli, curry leaves and hing.
  5. Add cooked chana, turmeric powder, required salt and mix well. Boil for few minutes.
  6. Lastly add the grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  7. Cook for a minute and remove in a plate. Offer to God and serve as prasadam.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and soak brown chana/chickpeas in water overnight or for minimum 6 hours. TIP : If you want to make soft sundal, add a pinch of baking soda while soaking the chana. Drain the water before cooking. Add fresh water, wash it once and then pressure cook it.
  • Take a pressure cooker, add the soaked chana. Add required water to cover it. Close the cooker and keep in high flame till steam / vapour starts to come out. Lower the flame immediately. Cook for 2 whistles in low flame. Switch off the flame.

  • Open the cooker and drain the excess water. Reserve the cooked chana in a plate.

  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it gets heated, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, hing, curry leaves, red chilli, green chilli, chopped ginger. Saute till dal turns golden in color. 
  • Add the cooked chana/ senagalu, turmeric powder and required salt along with little water. Mix well and boil till all the water is evaporated.
  • Lastly add the grated coconut, finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and offer as prasadam/ naivedaym to God. Later you can serve everyone. Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can skip green chilli and use more red chillies.
  • Don’t skip hing / asafetida as it helps to prevent gas trouble from boiled chana.
  • You can also use white chana instead of brown ones.
  • If you like, you can sprinkle lemon juice at the end to get a mild tangy taste. 
Andhra style brown chana sundal recipe is ready to relish !
 

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June 1, 2020

How To Make Caramel Popcorn Recipe On the Stove With White Sugar - Popcorn Without Corn Syrup/ Brown Sugar

Caramel popcorn is our favorite go to snacks in theater and malls. Usually I buy and make readymade salted popcorn at home. But caramel popcorn and masala popcorn were in my try list for long time. Recently I tried this homemade caramel popcorn on the stove with white sugar using few packets of Act 2 popcorn. I have always thought making caramel popcorn at home is difficult as it needs brown sugar, corn syrup and its mandatory to be baked in an oven.

But all my thoughts went wrong when I came across this recipe in Cooking Shooking YouTube channel. This is one of the best caramel popcorn recipe. Its an easy to make, stove top caramel popcorn recipe without using brown sugar,  corn syrup and oven. All you need is sugar, butter and vanilla essence.  Its a 3 ingredient caramel popcorn recipe. Though its my first attempt, it came out so well, crunchy and perfectly sweet in taste. My house was completely filled with the aroma of caramelized sugar mixed with vanilla flavor which was so good.

Above all, this recipe doesn’t need baking. Friends, do try this yummy caramel popcorn at home easily and share your feedback with me. Ok, lets see how to make caramel popcorn recipe without oven, corn syrup and brown sugar with step by step pictures and video.



 


How To Make Caramel Popcorn Recipe


How To Make Caramel Popcorn Recipe

How To Make Caramel popcorn recipe without oven, corn syrup and brown sugar.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Popcorn – 1/4 cup (I used Salted Act 2 popcorn)
  • White Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Unsalted Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Water – Few drops
  • Baking soda – 1/8 tsp
HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL POPCORN ON THE STOVE WITH WHITE SUGAR
  1. Unpack the readymade popcorn and add to a heavy bottomed kadai or pressure cooker.
  2. Saute in high flame for a minute. When it starts to pop, close the vessel with a lid partially.
  3. Let it pop. Shake the vessel back and forth in between to pop it completely. Switch off the flame once its done.
  4. Transfer the popcorn to a plate. Heat the kadai again adding sugar and butter.
  5. Mix well to melt the sugar and butter. After the sugar is melted completely, lower the flame.
  6. Keep mixing till the color of sugar turns golden brown and caramelize. Add vanilla essence and switch off the flame.
  7. Add baking soda and mix well. Syrup becomes light and frothy.
  8. Add the popcorn and mix well to coat them.
  9. Transfer to a plate lined with butter paper and let it become warm.
  10. Break the clumped ones gently using your hands and serve immediately for best taste.
  11. Store in an air tight box and use it within 2 to 3 days.
  12. To keep it more crunchy for long time, you can bake the caramelized popcorn in an oven at 180c for 10 minutes.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Heat a heavy bottomed kadai or pressure cooker. Unpack the readymade popcorn packet. I added 1/4 cup of raw popcorn kernels. If you don't have popcorn packet, use maize kernels/ dried corn kernels you get in the market.
  • Heat  2 to 3 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker bottom. Add 1/4 cup of corn kernels, mix well. Then proceed as mentioned below.   

  • Keep the flame high and Saute quickly for a minute. Popcorn starts to pop. Cover the vessel with a lid immediately. Keep the flame medium and shake the kadai back and forth to pop the corn kernels completely.

  • Once the popcorn is ready switch off the flame. Transfer the hot popcorn to a plate. Set aside.

  • Heat sugar and soft butter in a kadai. Let the sugar melts in butter. Keep the flame completely low and mix till sugar changes to golden brown in color.
  • Add vanilla essence, mix well and switch off the flame. Add baking soda and mix till the syrup becomes frothy and light. Do the process quickly. Do not burn the syrup. Beginners, please keep the flame low during caramelization process.

  • Now add the popcorn and mix it from the bottom and toss gently to coat the syrup with popcorn. Transfer it to a plate lined with butter paper. (Optionally you can bake in a preheated oven for one hour by mixing it once in 15 minutes to make super crunchy popcorn. But I skipped this step). Let it become warm.
  • Break the lumped ones into pieces and enjoy immediately. Store the remaining in an air tight bottle and use it within 2 days.

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Do not add more sugar. The ratio of popcorn kernels and sugar is 1:2.
  • Do the syrup process in low flame to avoid burning.
  • If you burn the syrup, taste will spoil.
  • Do not skip vanilla essence. It adds a great flavor.
  • Popcorn turns soggy if you expose in air for long time. So keep it closed in an air tight box. 
Friends, do try this easy, yummy caramel popcorn at home. You will love it.

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May 22, 2020

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

 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



INGREDIENTS
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
HOW TO MAKE EGG BISCUITS / MUTTA BISCUITS
  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.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Break 2 eggs in a wide mixing bowl. Beat for a minute. Add melted butter, vanilla essence and powdered sugar. Mix well without lumps.
  • Egg biscuit
      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.
    • Egg biscuit  Egg biscuit
    • 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 !

    Note

    • 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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