Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Zeera Biscuits or Cumin Seeds Biscuits

Delicious salted zeera biscuits ... very crunchy. A great snack for Tea and Coffee.

Zeera Biscuits
 Recipe adapted from Contact Pakistan

* Prep. Time : 20 minutes
* Cook Time : 12 minutes
* Makes : 45 cookies

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 - 2 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Method :
  • Preheat oven at 180 C / 350 F /  Gas mark 4.
  • In a large bowl, mix oil and sugar using a whisk or fork.
  • Add egg and mix well.
  • Add flour, salt, cumin seeds and baking powder.
  • Mix well to combine until it forms a ball.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Shape the biscuits with a cookie cutter.
  • Put on the lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until golden.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
  • Serve with coffee or tea.

 Sending this to event Any One Can Cook: Series 20

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. wow very cute and biscuts looks so yummy and very tempting !!

  2. WOW.. I can replace omam with this..looks too crisp and delicious

  3. Zeera biscuits look delicious and wonderfully decorated.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Lovely zeera biscuit,feel like having some.

  5. ho wonderful and delicious biscuits :)

  6. Fantastic n drool worthy tempting biscuits...lovely!

  7. Scrumptious and beautiful looking cookies..

  8. very nice..............really missed ur biscuit recipes...........vll catch up ...........

  9. I love your little hearts!They are just perfect to make anyone forget about a bad day!

  10. Delicious cumin seed cookies.

  11. Oh Yum these are soo yummy and remind me of my childhood days when we had these kinds of biscuits - what a wonderful weekend post Ambreen :)

  12. Awesome cookies...looks divine..
    first time here...amazed with your recipe collection..very intersting..
    Happy to follow u..:)
    check out mine sometime..

  13. You are a great baker..loved these cute little hearts :)

    US Masala

  14. wow! this looks so delicious! would love to try it soon!

  15. Hi Ambreen ...liked your blog and this zeera biscuits remind me of my childhood. I am going to make them very soon...

  16. Hi..I've been searching for the perfect zeera biscuits recipe and it seems my search ends here! :) Just made a batch, they taste just the bakery-bought ones.
    I did have a few problems though - my dough didn't get the dough-like consistency; it was too crumbly, so I had to add an extra egg. Then I popped it in the freezer for about 5-10mins. It was alright from that point, and the taste it absolutely delish! Any suggestions as to why that happened?
    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks Javeria for liking it! If the dough is too crumbly, try adding little milk until the dough comes together :)

  17. Hi Ambreen! I don't know if this website is still in use, but I've been making zeera biscuits from your recipe for the past 5 years! I've actually been requested to make them again today, so I thought I'd drop by and let you know this is still a favourite! <3


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