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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

  I love the salty,crispy biscuits flavoured with omam(carom seeds in English) those we get in bakeries … I love that smell a lot,smells divinely! I wanted to try my hands baking them too..so I was searching for the recipe.I bookmarked one which sounded easy to try, also it was with ajwain.
Oma biscuits / Ajwain biscuits   
    So I tried that one,though its not salty(its sweet and salty) the biscuits turned out very tasty and flavourful! I could smell my childhood memories …Hee hee.I made few changes to the recipes..

Ingredients:

All purpose flour/Maida 1 & 1/2 cup
Oil (I used sunflower oil) 1/4 cup
Ghee or butter 1 tsp
Ajwain/Omam/Carom seeds 1 tsp heaped
Salt 3/4 tsp
Sugar 1 & 1/2 tblsp
Milk 6 tblsp
Curd 1 tblsp
Oma bisuits

Method:

  1. In a bowl,mix well flour,oil,ghee,ajwain,salt,sugar and curd until the mixture is crumbly in look.(I forgot and added milk,hehe)
    Ingredients
  2. Then add the milk and knead it to a smooth dough.
    add milk
  3. It should not have cracks. If you think you need more milk(add 1 or 2 tsp to make it smooth).
    Dough
  4. Roll into a thin layer,in well dusted platform/counter top. Then use a cookie cutter of your desired shape and cut it out to biscuits. Prick with fork to prevent puffing up.
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  5. Preheat oven to 1800C and bake these biscuits in a greased baking tray for 13-15 minutes or until the edges of the biscuit starts to turn golden brown in colour.
    Bake
  6. I divided the dough to two and baked in two batches. My cookie cutter was a tiny one. So I had to cut it with ‘a bit extra’ effort.. You can use a big cookie cutter and finish the job with ease.
  7. Store in airtight container and enjoy these truly flavourful crispies…Tastes and smell more ‘bakery’ style from the next day of baking.
Sweet and salt biscuits flavoured with carom seeds

Also sending my post Baby corn manchurian which I tried from Nag’s Edible garden to Jayasri ravi’s Blogger marathon event..

Baby corn manchurian

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100 comments:

  1. the biscuits look cute and pretty!...they have come out perfect and nice presentation!
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  2. They came out perfect dear...looks yumm..loved ur jar in d 2nd foto..:)

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  3. Wow..biscuits luks perfect for munching...Luv the cute lil cookie cutter..

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  4. OMG! so cute biscuits...these are looking perfect... such a nice presentation with wonderful clicks and step wise directions..along with many of other recipes of your this one is also going to my bookmarked folder.

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  5. Very cute n looks so tempting ...shall try ..looks like u did quite a bit of Ikea shopping ;)

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  6. Omam is something I haven't much experimented,and you made biscuits with it..cool!!

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  7. Delicious Raks! I loved them as a kid too. I have make them some day.

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  8. Very cute biscuits and nice clicks...

    kurinjikathambam

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  9. Cutie post and love the shape. Can you parcel me or send thro'somebody?

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  10. I have fond memories of these biscuits too :) They used to come in half moon shapes or call it cashew shape too and I have had loads of them when I was a kid :)

    Love this one and I am sure gonna try it out soon :) Damn tempting pics this time. :) I kind of love the cutters you have used :)

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  11. delicious sweet and salt biscuits my mom love it.

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  12. U heard me talking to my mom about this biscuit Raks,..Am also searching for a good recipe.. Glad u shared it..Bookmarked Raks..Awesome job there..

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  13. Biscuits look awesome. Great recipe.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. Looks absolutely delicious and awesome biscuites...bookmarked...

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  15. They've come out really well. I love that these are baked - hope to try them very soon.

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  16. Cute little diamonds...Would go pretty well with tea..

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  17. Lovely crispies.. cute clicks.. I too love this oma biscuits.. as u say sure these are childhood snacks which we love so much and Raji the pictures are damn tempting.

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  18. Perfect and cute biscuits..wonderful recipe dear.

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  19. Lovley looking crunchies,easy to make too. I love them any time.

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  20. They came out really PERFECT. I am totally loving how neat n cute they look and are baked to crispy perfectness.. awesome presentation!!


    US Masala

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  21. Absolutely Divine .. Smells great :)

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  22. wow they look perfect and delicious ...... lovely clicks !!!!!!!!

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  23. They are so cute the cookie cutter, it looks awesome ur crackers!

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  24. I remember eating these at the bakeries. Love the shape of the cookies and your containers :)

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  25. Superaa irruku oma biscuits, feel like munching some..

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  26. Perfect and cute biscuits....love it!!

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  27. Thats a lovely biscuit and cool pictures..

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  28. woow...this is what I call easy baking ..atleast for a baker like me :D .Biscuits look yumm and I will surely try my hand on this.

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  29. wow..that biscuits looks so cute and perfect....feel like grabbing it from the screen...:)

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  30. The biscuits look so cute..I can literally smell the ajwain..So tempting and easy recipe..

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  31. will try them for sure, fabulous presentation.

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  32. These biscuits are too good and perfect too..Luved the first brownie click very much and the cute container. Its easy and quick too...perfect for the lazy me

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  33. fantastic presentation and biscuits are very cute and feel like grabing from the screen.Nice recipe

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  34. Biscuits looks absolutely delicious..Wonderful presentation! Love it!

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  35. those biscuits looks soooooo delicious ...yummy
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  36. Wow, the biscuits look perfectly baked. Can imagine their crunch and crispiness looking at the beautiful pictures.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  37. Perfect biscuits, I have to say! They look delicious, crunchy and munchy!

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  38. wow!!cute and healthy biscuits!!nice click raks!

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  39. Carving for some right now....looks yummy, crunchy and delectable....

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  40. wow...
    looks perfect and very tempting dear...
    nice presentation with lovely clicks as usual:)

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  41. cute chweet small biscuits ..love ajwain in biscuits..superb clicks!!

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  42. Wow!!! Biscuits luks fantastic...Will try it.Very cute presentation raji.

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  43. They look so cute and yumm.

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  44. Thanks for the comments on mine.. and god.. this place is beautiful.. amazing recipes and beautiful pics.. glad to follow you.
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  45. wow!! raji mouthwatering biscuits, if somebody is coming to chennai send me some :-), awesome clicks asusual.

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  46. Oma biscuits had always been my children's fav while they were toddlers! thoughtful recipe post, raks! :)

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  47. Awesome munchies..cute looking biscuit's

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  48. First time here, so much of lovely recipes, I'm drooling for them! Happy following you
    http://entepachakalokam.com

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  49. Cute and crunchy biscuits..loving it so much..

    Aaha Oho

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  50. Superb, biscuits have come out perfect!
    first pic super!

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  51. அஞ்சறைப்பெட்டியிலே ஓம பிஸ்கட்டா? :) 1ஸ்ட் போட்டோ அழகா இருக்கு.பிஸ்கட் சூப்பரா இருக்கு ராஜி.நான் இதுவரை இந்த பிஸ்கட் சாப்பிட்டதில்லை. ஓமம்னாலே கொஞ்சம் அலர்ஜி எனக்கு!;)

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  52. Very cute looking cutters and biscuits shape has come out so well.

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  53. i can imagine the aroma as well as the taste!!the shape evokes some nostalgia since we used to get some biscuits in this shape during childhood!bookmarked:)

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  54. wow what a lovely and cute tiny biscuits... superbbbb.... antha cookie cutter enga vaangineenga?

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  55. Gal u rock..that sure does looks so perfect and professional...

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  56. I love ajwain in crispy snacks and this looks too good to resist :-)

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  57. That looks perfect, loved looking at each and every picture. Yumm yumm.

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  58. very intriguing recipe...love d awesome clicks dear..:D
    Tasty appetite

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  59. Thats a cute buisuits looks perfect!... brought back my school days memories when i used to just adore these buiscuits...thnx for the rec :)

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  60. very pretty looking biscuit, lovely presentation!

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  61. First time here... These biscuits looks perfect and yumm for the evening tea....

    You have a nice collection of recipes...Glad to follow you.

    http://hemskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  62. Hi Raks, Thanks for trying and adapting my recipe,biscuits are looking delicious...Awesome pics!

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  63. Wow!!!!wonderful i wonder how can you make such a delicious, in tempting way.

    You step-by-step snaps are simply superb.

    Thanks for sharing

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  64. Wow..!! Your biscuits came out perfect!! I tried this recipe but mine came out a bit flat. (not sure why)!!!
    I followed the steps and the ingredients to the T.
    Are we supposed to add Baking powder to make them rise a bit?

    P.S - They tasted great!!

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  65. I dint add anything other than I have mentioned, I think the biscuits wont rise much, if you see mine before baking also its bit thick ...so its about how thick we have rolled... Thanks for the feedback :)

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  66. Hi,
    Your biscuits looked wonderful & i tried them the same way. But ajwain dint give gr8 taste for me though. Since, you have mentioned 1 tsp Heaped ajwain, i tried similarly but that taste resulted in not so tasty one.
    Should, ajwain be added in heap? What is the main significance of adding ajwain?
    Kindly, explain.

    I have tried many of ur other recipes, it turned out good. Thanks

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  67. healthy snack.... just made a batch of these....the house smells great and crackers tastes so good and flavorfull another keeper from u dear :) thanks a ton for sharing.....

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  68. Hi,

    I tried this today using Electric tandoor and it did come out well....thanks for sharing the receipe...I also tried some of your others receipes too...its all too good...


    jayashree

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    1. can i know for how long do u bake in electric tandoor... what's the preheat time... i just bought 1 and spoiled my whole cookie recipe :(

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  69. i tried to bake with the same ingredients but the biscuits did not bake even after 20 mins . wht could be the mistake i would hve done.

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  70. i tried to bake with the same ingredients but the biscuits did not bake even after 15mins.Moreover it was just a Maida Chapathy, breaken into pieces after 15min od baking. wht could be the mistake. I have Morphy Richards OTG.

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  71. If the thickness and size changes,then you may need to bake for more time... Could that be ur problem?

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  72. Hi Raks was just browsing all ur recipies.. Everything looks very yummy... I just tried making this biscuits. I used the same measurement and the size would have same as urs. But whenever i try to make cookies my bottom of cookies get over heated and top remains the white colour. If i wait for my top part to be brown my bottom part is getting more and more black. Can u plz giude me in this.

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  73. Hi, Try baking over a wire rack to reduce the heat or else you can try reducing the temperature a little bit and try baking. Hope this help.

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  74. hai,i have tried these biscuts twice,but it turned out just like diamond cuts...i might be wrong with rolling the dough.how thick it has to be and again ur cup measures?:-)

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  75. Mine came out a little hard n even after cooking for 30 mins it don't turn brown ...i rolled it thin..pls suggest what could have gone wrong as all other cookie recipe of urs works fine for me

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  76. Dear raji,

    First of all i would like to thank you for posting such wonderfull recepies. almost i have tried all your recepies and everything came out well. i recently bought oven to try your microwave recepies. my first try was eggless vanilla cake. it came out well , and my hubby was wondering about my cooking :). second try was this oma buiscuits . some of the buiscuits got black :( . i just want to know in which mode you baked those buiscuits?? I mean convection or grill? if the dough is too thick how long we can increase the timings to cook.( this is my first microwave experience , no idea about this) plz guide....

    regards
    charu

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    1. Hi Charu, thank you for your feedback, I baked in convection mode. The key is to roll out evenly. And even you can try changing the position of the tray by turning it in the middle of the baking, make sure you dont keep the oven door open for long time while you do so.
      Everything depends on your oven and time you bake, keep checking towards the end so that you can prevent burning. Sometimes, it needs time to get crispy, so when it turns golden, take out from oven and let it cool down to get crispy.

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  77. thank you raji... will try and let you know... could you plz post how to preapare semiya kesari .. my dad's favourite sweet.. thanks once again for your wonderful and awesome receipes..

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  78. All of your recipes are very good. I tried most of them(except baking). my first baking try was your oma biscuits. those came out as hard crackers. I rolled the mix thin, but ..... I dont know. what i did?

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  79. I tried the recipe it tasted good but the biscuits did not pluff they came out flat what might be the reason

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  80. can u please tell the procedure for baking in oven rather than stovetop. would appreciate the response.vasu

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  81. Dear Blogger, Thank you soooooooo much.............I have landed at the right egg-less recipes in a cookery blog.....I have googled a lot and your website has just the right thing that i was looking for........Will let you know after I try out your recipes..............
    Hats off to you!

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  82. Hi Raks! First of all, hats off for your effort and hard work for each recipe! I am new to baking and tried your oma biscuit recipe for the first time. It came out so well! My 1 and 1/2-year-old son loved it! Thanks! :)

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  83. Hi.. These biscuits looks so tempting.. I tried this recipe but cant bind the dough with same amount of ingredients listed.. and added about more than 10 tbsp of milk .. and after what come is just like baked mathri instead of what I thought of... I experience is not good with it..

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  84. Hi.. Your biscuits looks so tempting.. I tried this recipe with my new oven.. and added more than 10 tbsp of milk to bind the dough as ingredients with same measurement is not enough to bind the dough.. and what comes out is just like baked 'mathri' instead of what I expected...

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  85. Hi.... Tried the recipe :) It tasted well. But its not puffed up as seen in ur snaps. Mine is kind of flat. Also so do we have to turn it over? I baked at 200 degree for nearly 20 mts. only then under side was slight brown. Any suggestions?

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    1. Probably a little bit of more water in your dough. It wont puff up actually. Mine also same thickness as before baking.

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  86. Hi.. this is the first recipe i tried baking.. good one except that the bottom side was little darker.. thank you for this recipe.. my 2 yr old loved it

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  87. Thanks raks for this awesome recipe.. Tried and tasted it.... Plz post how to make chocolates

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  88. hi raks, all of ur recipes are generally no failure recipes. I donno why this din prove it! It was all off a mess and i had to throw all of them din get baked properly and also turned hard... :(

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  89. Hi Raks, Tried this recipe today and it turned to be awesome. My 5 year old son liked it very much. Thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

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  90. I don't have curd with me..can i make these yummy biscuits without curd????

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