Benne Biscuit


  1. maida-3 cup or (1cup+1/3 cup)
  2. sugar powdered-2 cup or (3/4 cup)
  3. dalda or margarine-1 1/2 cup or (1/2 cup)
  4. baking powder or cooking soda-1/2 tsp or (1/8tsp)
  5. ellakki powder(cardamom powder)—a little or (1/2 tsp)
  6. salt-a pinch
  7. milk as required
  8. pista or badam for decoration


  1. sieve the maida,salt,baking powder together in a bowl.
  2. cream the dalda and sugar powdered well
  3. add the flour mix to it,mix gently ,add milk to get required consistency(stiff)to a soft dough.
  4. add ellakki powder for plain benne biscuit..see variations below for others
  5. make small balls out the dough,and arrange on a greased tray and bake in the oven for 10 to 15 120*c
  6. can keep one pista on each biscuit
  7. remove and cool


sprinkle finely chopped nuts on the flattened balls and press lightly and bake as above.


to the above ingredients can add

for spiced biscuit

  1. 1 tsp-cinnamon powder
  2. 1/2 tsp-ginger powder
  3. 1/4 -clove powder into the flour mixture.
  4. do not add ellakki powder

for oat meal biscuit

  1. maida- 1 cup
  2. powdered sugar-3 tblsp
  3. dalda-1/2 cup
  4. oats-1/3 cup

for chocolate biscuit

  1. maida-1 cup
  2. chocolate powder-1/4 cup
  3. powdered sugar-1/4 cup
  4. dalda-1/2 cup.
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