Friday, November 9, 2012



  1. All purpose flour-1/2 cup
  2. Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
  3. Chickpea flour/besan-1 tbsp
  4. Semolina-1 tbsp
  5. Baking Powder-1/4 tsp
  6. Salt-1 pinch
  7. Granulated sugar- 1/2 cups
  8. cardamom-3 nos
  9. Nutmeg powder-1/4 tsp
  10. Butter-1/2 cup
  11. Almonds -as required


  • Preheat oven to 150 deg C.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine together,all purpose flour,whole wheat flour,chickpea flour ,semolina baking powder and salt.
  • In a blender,add sugar,cardamom and nutmeg powder and grind to form a fine powder.Add this to the flour mixture.
  • Add butter and mix well until everything comes together.Knead this well to form a soft dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for about 20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into equal sized balls of about 2 inch dia.(Make sure the balls are smooth with no cracks.)
  • Place these balls on to a baking tray lined with parchment paper,leaving 2" in between each one.Gently press halved almonds on top of each ball.
  • Bake at 150 deg C for about 20 to 22 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies turn golden brown.
  • Allow it to to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing.

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