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.
LETS SEE HOW TO PREPARE:
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
In a bowl add either maida or wheat flour,powder sugar,omam seeds, baking powder and salt. Give a good mix.
Then add butter to it and mix the flour will.
Finally add milk and knead well.
Rest the dough for 1/2 hour.
Roll the dough into medium thick and cut them as your desire shape using cookie cutter or cut as long strips as i did.
Place them in baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Pre-heat the oven for 180 degree for 10 minutes.
Keep the biscuits into the per-heated oven and bake them for 30 minutes in 180 degree.
Once baked, cool them and store in air tight container.
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