Makhania Biscuits - Namkeen or Khari or Butter Biscuits

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Feb. 16, 2011


Dry ingredients
Wheat flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Plain flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Caraway seeds 1 Tablespoon
Wet ingredients
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Yogurt 2 Tablespoon (Use as needed)



1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.


2. In a bowl, add the wheat flour and plain flour. To this add the sugar, baking powder, salt and caraway seeds. Mix all these dry ingredients well.

3. In a separate bowl, take unsalted butter (kept at room temperature) and yogurt. To this add dry ingredients mixture. Using your hands mix well and knead to make a soft dough.

4. Take small portions of the dough and make round balls of the size of a golf ball and line them on an un-greased cookie baking tray.

5. Bake in the preheated oven at 400 F for 10 minutes and then bake at the lowest temperature (170 F) for another 10 to 15 minutes.

6. Keep checking and flip sides in between if the bottom gets brown.


7. Serve as a snack at tea time with a hot cup of Indian tea.


1/4 cup to 1/2 of butter to be used. If you use less butter, add more yogurt to make the soft dough.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 232Calories from Fat 141

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 183 mg7.63%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet