Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Know Your Kolkata Food Blogger - This week it's Amrita of Sweet 'n' Savoury and one of her recipes.

So I am back with the 'Know your Kolkata Food Blogger Event' and this week it is the very talented baker Amrita (of the Amrita - Vishal blogger duo) of the lovely blog Sweet 'n' Savoury. Amrita and Vishal are a husband and wife team who share the passion for good food and cooking good food. Infact this event is a result of her idea! While Amrita is the one who contributes to the Sweet part of the blog with her amazing bakes..its Vishal who balances the Savoury part with his lip smacking creations. Just saying that Amrita is a baker par excellence would be an understatement. She amazes me every time with her creations. I for one is someone who treads very carefully when it comes to baking...so she is truly an inspiration. A very unique quality of her blog is the proportion of ingredients that she uses ..they are not humongous , so you are not left with huge portions of your creations worrying how to finish them. 
Her blog is filled with some very nice recipes that can surely be tried by everyone. I have chosen a relatively easy recipe and given it a small twist of mine. Few days back she had posted a recipe of Masala Biscuits and I found it very interesting. Considering the two boys in my house are not too fond of spices like curry leaves and green chillies I just made a few changes keeping the basic recipe intact. Here's my recipe of Cheesy Masala Biscuits 


Flour - 4 tbsp

Atta/whole wheat flour - 3 tbsp

Rice flour - 2 tbsp

Baking powder - 1/4th tsp

Baking soda - a pinch

Sugar - 1 tsp

Curd/yogurt - 1 tbsp cold

Butter - 2 tbsp - cold

Roasted cumin powder - 1 tsp

Cheddar cheese - 1 cube grated

Ginger - 1 tsp minced


In a bowl mix together - flour . atta, rice flour , baking powder ,baking soda and sugar.

Add the butter and rub into the flour mixture till it resembles bread crumbs like texture.

Add the roasted cumin powder , minced ginger and the grated cheese.

Add the cold yogurt/curd and bind the mixture into a dough. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.

After one hour , roll out the dough into a thin sheet on a floured surface. Using your cookie cutter cut out desired shapes and place them on a baking tray that has been lined with a baking/parchment paper. 

Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius and bake the biscuits for around 20 mins - till they turn light brown in colour.

Let the biscuits cool so that they get crispy and then store in an airtight jar for few days.
Enjoy these delicious biscuits with your dose of tea/coffee.

 Notes : 
  •  I skipped adding salt seperately considering cheddar is pretty salty and it turned out just fine.
  • The addition of cheese tends to make the dough very soft while rolling ..so use enough flour while rolling out the dough.
  • I used mini cookie cutters here. 
 Amrita hope you have liked my version of your recipe. Folks do check out their blog for some yummy desserts,bakes and much more -Sweet 'n' Savoury


  1. Loved your cheesy version. Glad you like my idea of using less proportions. Its all about trying out different bakes and not wasting them at the same time. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. That's really a sweet initiative of promoting and motivation group bloggers.. Biscuits look awesome and yummy.. Droolworthy clicks dear.. Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

    1. Thanks for your nice words Nilu. Will surely visit your blog.