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:

  1. Yummy yummy ghee biscuits...

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  2. Nice & crunchy biscuits


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  3. healthy and yummy..nice blog vth tasty recipes..header looks so sweet..
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  4. biscuits look yumm... thanks for sharing the recipe...

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

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  6. simple yet flavourful cookies
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  7. Delciious ghee biscuit Priya love it.

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

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  9. Wow !! Love this....
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  10. Looking delicious and tempting :)

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  11. 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...
    Bookmarking this simple, delicious and sinful cookie!!!
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  12. I am bookrmarking these beauties. will try soon dear. Looks so inviting

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

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

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

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  16. They so perfect and such a lovely looking biscuits..

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. Flavor of ghee with cornmeal makes yum

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

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

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

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  27. look so good - must have such a lovely texture

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