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Omam Biscuits | Ajwain Biscuits

Omam biscuit is a very famous cookies in bakeries here in Bangalore (as far as I know). Omam means carom seeds in Tamil and these cookies as name suggests are so buttery crumbly in texture with distinct carom seeds flavor.I love to eat these cookies from bakeries especially if they were fresh from oven. Now since my 2nd daughter i wanted to serve as finger food,I thought these cookies will be perfect. In bakeries these cookies are made with all purpose flour and shaped little thick like fingers,but here I used a combination of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour and made them really thin so that they can get baked thoroughly. These cookies were utterly crispy delicious with a very warm and comforting aroma of carom seeds. Only change in my cookies from the bakery one's was their color as I used wheat flour.


Omam Biscuits | Ajwain Biscuits

Course : Snack / finger food

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 5 minutes

Process time : 30 minutes

Total time : 35 minutes


  • Maida / whole wheat flour - 1 cup

  • Omam / Ajwain seeds - 1 tsp

  • Powder sugar - 6 tsp

  • Baking powder - 1 tsp

  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Butter(room temerature)- 3 tsp

  • Milk - 1/2 cup


  1. In a bowl add either maida or wheat flour,powder sugar,omam seeds, baking powder and salt. Give a good mix.

  2. Then add butter to it and mix the flour will.

  3. Finally add milk and knead well.

  4. Rest the dough for 1/2 hour.

  5. Roll the dough into medium thick and cut them as your desire shape using cookie cutter or cut as long strips as i did.

  6. Place them in baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  7. Pre-heat the oven for 180 degree for 10 minutes.

  8. Keep the biscuits into the per-heated oven and bake them for 30 minutes in 180 degree.

  9. Once baked, cool them and store in air tight container.

Pictorial :

lets get started

maida or whole wheat flour

omam seeds

baking powder




mix again


form a dough

soft dough

cover and rest for 30 minutes

roll out thin

cut into desire shapes

long strips i made

into baking tray

bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes in 180 degree

cool down afrter baking and store in air tight jar

ready to eat

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