Millet cookies recipe - Pearl millet known as bajra in Hindi and Kambu in tamil, made to cookies with bajra flour. A gluten free cookies with simple ingredients like ghee (clarified butter), sugar and cardamom.
When I went for a quick trip to Chennai last week for a family function, I tasted this bajra cookies. Every evening MIL gives some snacks for every one at home and millet cookies were kept isolated and she was asking my co sis if she wanted it. Millet cookies were passed through someone when they visited. Since my co sis likes millets, she opened and tasted. Gave one for me too for tasting and it was so crisp, light and tasty too.
I just loved it and wanted to try myself baking it. I read the ingredients and wanted to note it down, but forgot as usual. Still last week when I went for grocery shopping, took this pack of bajra flour from mustafa. Today I wanted to try and post bajra millet cookies. I adapted the same recipe I used for making nankatai. I was not sure if the cookies will be in shape or would spread out. And it turned out really tasty and crisp just like the nan katai I made, except that this one is gluten free. Perfect for your kids snack box too.
Step by step method with pictures
- Pre heat oven at 190 deg C. Mean while, powder sugar with cardamom and salt.
- In a mixing bowl, mix pearl millet flour, above powdered sugar mixture and baking powder well.
- Add 1/4 cup ghee little by little as you keep mixing in a rubbing way. You may need more ghee, so keep it handy. It may take 1 or 2 tbsp of ghee more. You need a dough that is stiff as well as without cracks. No water or milk needed, just make dough with ghee.
- Divide into 10 equal sized balls, flatten slightly. Arrange in a tray lined with butter paper and dust it with flour.Flatten the divided balls to cookies, no need to flatten lot, just a little. Bake at 190 deg C for 14- 15 minutes. Once done, cool over wire rack.