Friday, December 14, 2012

Cornmeal Ghee Biscuits

Ghee biscuits aka nei biscuits, these biscuits are quite famous in India,with a wonderful ghee flavour. While having these biscuits will just melt in mouth. Usually these biscuits are prepared with maida but for a change i tried adding cornmeal. The addition of cornmeal gives a wonderful texture to this biscuits and we couldnt stop ourselves munching this addictive biscuits.

These biscuits are very much compared to the shortbread cookies, ghee is clarified butter and this famous ghee is often used in Indian cooking. Ghee biscuits are my favourite biscuits and my uncle never forget to get them from the nearby town whenever we go to our grandma's village.Coming to this biscuits, this biscuits is completely prepared with ghee, if you are health nut you can reduce the quantity of ghee and go for milk. But somehow i love to prepare this biscuits completely with ghee.Do check ChampaSrivalliSumana,Veena,Jayasri and Preeti Deo wat they baked for the seventh day of bake-a-thon.Sending to 60days of Christmas hosted by Priya and Divya.



1cup All purpose flour
1/4cup Yellow cornmeal (dry roasted & grind)
1/4cup Ghee
1/2cup Icing sugar
1/2tsp Baking powder

Preheat the oven to 325F, line a baking sheet over a baking tray.

Mix the ghee and icing sugar in a bowl,beat well until it turns creamy.

Now add the all purpose flour,grounded cornmeal and baking powder, mix well and knead as a soft dough.

Make medium sized balls from the dough,flatten them slightly and place over the baking sheet lined over a baking tray.

Bake for 15-20minutes,dont let the biscuits turns brown.

Biscuits will be soft and smooth while its hot,do let them cool completely and arrange them in an air-tightened box.

Beware,these biscuits are quite addictive.

40 comments:

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Smells of ghee...ah!love the colour

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy yummy ghee biscuits...

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Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice & crunchy biscuits


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Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

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Amina said... Reply To This Comment

biscuits look yumm... thanks for sharing the recipe...

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked cookies.. you have made it unique with the addition of corn meal..Yum!!

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

simple yet flavourful cookies
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runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Reply To This Comment

Simple ingredients and great recipe!

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Deliciousssss!!!!!

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delciious ghee biscuit Priya love it.

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

New to me but Priya..Looks so tempting and delicious !

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow !! Love this....
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Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Looking delicious and tempting :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

Love ghee biscuits!!! and addition of cornmeal is very interesting!!! One correction is that spelling of the word reduce on the third line from last...
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Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect tea time snack, yummy!!!
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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

its different n new for me akka... very nice...
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Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

I am bookrmarking these beauties. will try soon dear. Looks so inviting

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

bakery nei biscuits are my all time favourite too. This cornmeal version sounds like a crunchy variation :) very tempting.

Jillu said... Reply To This Comment

Come home Priya.... U know what , seeing all your baking stuffs I want to tentat your palce.. I am big fan of yours....

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

aks i simply love nan khatais and these look so adorable :) i would exchange these for my meat balls anytime :P

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

They so perfect and such a lovely looking biscuits..

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy...love it dear...

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Mary said... Reply To This Comment

These really look delicious. I love cornbread and corn muffins and these look especially good. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good. I would love with a cup of coffee.

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

They look so cute and perfectly baked. the aroma of cornmeal must be great

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Good one Priya..yummy

Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked cookies

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

They looks so good Priya, love the use of ghee, awesome flavor!

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

I loooove this..
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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Love these melt in the mouth goodies, they look so good..

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

I've never tried any kind of ghee biscuits...I want to try this and see if my son would like them...they look pretty cool!

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

perfect melt in mouth ones,yummy!!
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Deepthi Digvijay said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy I love it!!!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect n yummy...

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Flavor of ghee with cornmeal makes yum

priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Love this flavorful cookies!

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy cookies...love to grab one..)

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Corn flour - always with a nice twist Priya :-). My daughter loves these biscuits.

Sum said... Reply To This Comment

Ooooohhhh... i love it too..... can smell the aroma of ghee...

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

look so good - must have such a lovely texture