Y for Yogurt Biscuits

>>  Sunday, September 29, 2013

I was stumped when it came to letter Y, as it was to be a baked dish. I was browsing all the baking books I had and finally settled with the one that Vaishali gave us. Though it had loads of eggless bakes, the sort of savory bake I was looking for, was hard to find. Then I saw that there was a savory biscuit with yogurt and then I searched the net as well. Finally came across this recipe that uses yogurt and knew that many others would also be doing it with Yogurt. 

Anyway it was a stage when I was not having enough patience to think or plan more. So I settled with this and got a load full of small biscuits that was buttery and savory. It makes a good pair with tea when you serve it for evening snacks.

We are on the last but one letter and I wonder how quickly the days have gone and thankfully everybody were able to manage the entire marathon. And what a beautiful collection it has been.

I am planning to create a new page with just ABC Cooking Dishes from all, so check it out when it is published.

And I am also starting a new challenge on Cooking 4 all Seasons, called the Cooking from Cookbook Challenge. Read the details and join me if you are interested.

Yogurt Biscuits

Ingredients Needed

All purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking powder -  2 tsp
Shortening - 5 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Curds/ Yogurt - 2/3 cup
Melted Shortening to brush the top before cooking - 1 tsp

How to bake the Yoghurt Biscuits

Beat the yoghurt with enough water to get a pouring consistency.

Preheat oven to 200 C

Grease an 8 x 8 pan.

Stir dry ingredients together.

Cut in shortening into flour mix and crumble well. Gently stir in yogurt mixture until sticky dough is formed (do not overwork dough).

Place dough on floured surface. Dust top with flour and gently pat dough with hands until 1/2 in thick.

Cut into 8-10 rounds. Place in pan.

Brush with shortening. Bake 15 minutes.

Turn out of pan 5 minutes after removing from over.

Cover with tea towel and serve.


The original recipe shows that the biscuits are rolled out very big and it really puffs up. However I kept it small.

Logo courtesy : Preeti

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Harini-Jaya R September 29, 2013 at 3:06 AM  

OMG, love the cute shape for the cookies and I agree they certainly pair well with tea!

vaishali sabnani September 29, 2013 at 5:45 AM  

I am glad the book came in use and help...the biscuits look cute and adorable...surely melt in the mouth kinds.

The Pumpkin Farm September 29, 2013 at 2:31 PM  

I almost zeroed in this recipe for Y, but backed out because of the butter content, as usually i end up eating them the most..these look fabulous now, and i am still tempted to make these

KParthasarathi September 29, 2013 at 7:04 PM  

Never heard of yoghurt biscuits.
Thought biscuits will be floating in curd.But what a wonderful dish you have created that is atonce tempting and novel.Yoghurt vadai, an euphemism for thayir vadai was what I was looking for.Hats off to you.

Good you are making all your cooking blog friends ready for more challenges.You should have a mechanism to select the best three under each alphabet with objective parameters.

divya September 29, 2013 at 7:16 PM  

looks fabulous...

Rajani S September 29, 2013 at 8:18 PM  

Can't believe that we are at the tail end of the BM! Its been amazing! THe yogurt brownies look cute, their shape looks nice. And savory bakes are more 'rare' than the sweet ones right?

Priya Suresh September 30, 2013 at 12:31 AM  

Very attractive flower shapped biscuits, i can have this biscuits happily with some Vaishali's yellow pepper pesto terrine..Omg wish i live near u.

Pavani N September 30, 2013 at 7:25 AM  

Those little cookies look soooo cute. They must have tasted yummy!!

Nivedhanams Sowmya September 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM  

oh that is so cute and beautiful!! very neatly explained!!


Suma Gandlur October 1, 2013 at 8:14 AM  

You made the Indian kind biscuits, perfect for tea time.

Sandhya Karandikar October 1, 2013 at 7:06 PM  

I love these. The best part is that these have no sugar whatsoever.

Sapana Behl October 1, 2013 at 10:16 PM  

Oh ! Those are really cute looking biscuits...

Preeti Garg October 1, 2013 at 10:22 PM  

never heard about yogurt based biscuits

Chef Mireille October 2, 2013 at 10:11 AM  

must be so soft with the yogurt

Corporate to Kitchen October 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM  

Those cookies look really cute & crispy.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan October 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM  

Such cute biscuits...i agree that bite size pieces are so much convenient to serve and avoid wastage. Also, did you use chili powder in the dough? That would have made it amazing...I don't see it being added in the recipe, but the pictures have red specks on them.

veena krishnakumar October 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM  

Valli can i use butter instead of shortening...this is perfect cookie recipe and I want to bake this

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