Skip to main content

Punjabi Atta Biscuits With Jaggery: Whole Wheat Cookies No Baking Powder


If you think of biscuits, you are almost certain to travel back in time to your childhood. Like me, you, too, have some fond "atta biscuit" memories, right? My atta biscuit nostalgia reminds me of my childhood when I would visit my mama (maternal uncle) and he would order a batch of whole wheat cookies from a local baker. The biscuits were then packed in a newspaper and I would indulge in them the most. In fact, we all fell in love with these typical atta biscuits and would bring tins of the same back home. What was so special about these biscuits with whole wheat flour was a hint of black cardamom powder that lent these a distinct flavor. I have grown up now - almost into my 30s, but my love for these nostalgic cookies remains the same.
no raising agent recipe of atta biscuits with jaggery

After I started baking cookies at home, these atta biscuits have been on my mind, but I did not have the right equipment to give the biscuits their distinct shape, which makes these stand out from the rest.  My hubby ordered a cookie press for me so I can recreate my favorite atta biscuits at home. So here I come with my childhood favorites, though with my own healthy version - with a dash of oats and a hint of big cardamom, low amount of saturated fat, and sweetened with jaggery :) Couldn't be happier with the results I have got for my favorite no raising agent Punjabi atta cookie recipe.
whole wheat biscuits sugarfree

How to make atta biscuits at home without oven

Since you have fond childhood memories of these atta biscuits with ghee, let's make the wheat cookie recipe simple by baking these on tawa, that is, without oven/convection - imitating those days when these appliances weren't available!

atta biscuit with jaggery 

Ingredients

1 cup measures= 235 ml

1/2 cup- whole wheat flour
2 tbsp- oats powder
4 tbsp- dry jaggery powder
1-2 tbsp- milk (1 tbsp should be enough; but if your dough feels dry, you may add one more)
2 tbsp- ghee (solid)
2 tbsp- oil (or ghee)
black cardamom powder for sprinkling on top


How to make atta biscuits with jaggery

When using jaggery powder in cookies, make sure that you blitz it into the proessor first so that there are no lumps. This will give you fine sand like jaggery powder, ensuring the jaggery doesn't ooze out of the cookies during the baking process.
cookie press for atta biscuits

  1. Sift whole wheat flour and oats powder 2-3 times.
  2. Take a separate container. Add ghee, oil, and jaggery powder.
  3. Start using your hands to mix and mash the jaggery-ghee mixture. This is the creaming process to form a smooth paste. 
  4. Add milk and start the process of creaming again until everything looks well incorporated.
  5. Now add the flours and rub into the creamed mixture.
  6. Do not knead. Simply try to mix everything without kneading until no cracks are visible in the flour. It will be a loose dough. If it looks dry, add 1 tsp extra of milk here and mix.
  7.  Take your cookie press and fill it with the dough. Use your preferred disc and dispense dough. The cookie might break since we are using oats. Top the cookies with b.cardamom powder for that Punjabi atta biscuit look.
  8. I struggled hard initially. But then brainstorming helped me come up with a trick to use the cookie press. Simply place your fingers under the disc when the dough is dispensed and place it gently on a greased baking tray.  I will do a video on this soon.
  9. Preheat the oven/convection to 170 degrees for 10 mts and airfryer for 5mins.
  10. Bake your no raising agent atta biscuits bakery style for 8-10 mts. These will bake quickly so keep an eye on after 8 mins.
  11. Do not touch the Punjabi atta biscuits with jaggery when the cookies are hot.
To bake atta biscuits at home without oven, take a cooker and spread a layer of sand or salt at the base. Top the sand layer with a stand or katori. Next place the baking tray on top of the stand. Remove the whistle (weight) and gasket and cover the cooker with lid. Bake for 5 mins first and check. Then bake for 3-5 mins more until done.

PS: I did not add baking powder and these are just perfect bites, but if you want these softer, you may add 1/2 tsp of b.powder.
You may skip oats and make these with whole wheat alone.
Using the cookie press will be tough for a first timer, but with practice, you will get better at it. This was my first attempt too.


Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Eggless Cake Without Raising Agents: A No Baking Powder, No Baking Soda Sponge Cake Recipe

When you are able to bake an eggless cake without raising agents, your happiness knows no bounds, right? This is exactly what I am in for today. What started as an experiment has worked out wonders for me.


I was trying to hone my cake baking skills while learning a few baking basics. Then struck this idea of baking a cake without baking powder or baking soda. A loved one is suffering from histamine sensitivity, and these chemical agents trigger urticaria, which gives me goosebumps. So I decided to go the other way round - baking an eggless cake without raising agents.

You need a light flour here - something that would effectively replace maida/all-purpose flour/refined flour/white flour. I remember one dhaba wala telling me once about how they replace maida sometimes - using a mix of jau and rice flour.

So this is exactly what I needed. This has given me one of the simplest yet tastiest cakes. Please do not change the flours, as I am unsure how any other flour would work here. I will…

Instant Milk Badam Ladoos: Navratri Recipe

Looking for a healthy sweet recipe with almonds? Perhaps you want an instant ladoo recipe for kids. Well, this milk badam ladoo recipe is instant, sugarfree, gluten-free, and oh so so yummy that you cannot stop at just one cute little badam balls. I am sure your tiny tots would relish these melt-in-the-mouth moments as much as you!


Then these cute little almond balls are sure going to appeal to you. No, this is not the first time that I have tried these melt-in-the-mouth delicacies. Tried these on a previous occasion when I had just started doing kitchen experiments, and they exceeded my expectations. But then that wasn't an instant badam ladoo recipe. It was the traditional churning method.
smile emoticon
The milk badam ladoo recipe is different- 


it's instantit's fudgyit's yummyit's kid-friendlyit's paleoit's gluten-freeit's not diabetes friendly please (no sugar doesn't make a recipe diabetes-friendly - please try to  understand what diabetes is all…

3-Ingredient Kid-Friendly Biscuits: Sugarless Paro Cookies With Whole Wheat, Jaaggery

There's a lot that goes into baking healthy stuff, right? When you want to bake for kids, you have got to watch out the ingredients closely. What kind of fat is good for kids? What type of flour should be used? Do we need more fiber? Will this particular ingredient work in a kid-friendly recipe? Of course, you don't want to include anything that would go against the health of your tiny tot and turn the cookie unhealthy. Well, if you, too, are looking for a healthy cookie recipe for kids, your wishes have been granted here. My parents were returning to their home so I wanted to make healthy biscuits for everyone, especially my little 2-year-old niece Paro. So what next? Thus sprung upon the idea of these Paro cookies or teething biscuits.

I am sure this simple cookie recipe will work for your little one too, for it uses just 3 ingredients - 1 cup = 235 ml =16 tbsp
Whole  wheat flour -2/3 cup
Ghee/malai/cream- 4 tbsp (malai is the cream that settles on top of boiled milk)
Jagge…

Authentic South Indian Recipes

Authentic South Indian Recipes
If you love south Indian food, do not leave without checking this page. Dedicated to Chitra Balachander, a south Indian homemaker, the page is all about taking a journey into her south Indian kitchen. Travel with me to her kitchen to savor traditional south Indian food.

North Indian Punjabi Recipes

North Indian Punjabi Recipes
If Punjabi recipes tempt your taste buds, then this page is a must-visit. Take a peep into Anita Chahal aunty's kitchen and see what authentic Punjabi food is all about. You will also find fusion recipes from Anita aunty's Punjabi kitchen. Not to mention, she has started to share OPOS recipes as well.