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Zeera Biscuits Recipe

Zeera Biscuits Ingredients:

Zeera Biscuits Recipe
Zeera Biscuits Recipe
  • 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • ¾ cup Cooking Oil
  • ¼ cup Sugar (ground)
  • 1 ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Cumin Seeds (Sufaid Zeera)
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg

How to make Zeera Biscuits:

  • Mix ground sugar and oil. Add one egg and mix well.
  • Add plain flour, cumin seeds, salt, baking powder and mix well.
  • Shape the biscuits with a biscuit maker or cookie cutter.
  • Put on the greased baking sheets and bake at 180 C (350F) mark 4 for about 10-15 minutes or until light brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Plain Parathas with Zeera Aloo Sabzi Recipe

For the Sabzi:

  • Potatoes – 250 gms
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Zeera powder – 1/2 tsp (roasted and coarse)
  • Coriander leaves – a little
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste

For the parathas:

  • Chapati flour – 2 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Chapati flour – 1 cup (for dusting the dough while rolling it out)
  • Ghee for brushing over the paratha

How to make Plain Parathas with Zeera Aloo Sabzi:

  • Cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes after peeling them.
  • Also chop the onions and the tomatoes into fine pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions till they are brown in colour.
  • Next, add the tomatoes and the powders and fry on high heat for 2 mins.
  • Then simmer and add water.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, add the cumin seeds and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Once the basic dough is made, allow it to rest for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Divide the dough into medium sized balls and then roll each into a circle of about 5 inch in diameter.
  • Brushing ghee all over the sides of the paratha, fold it into a triangle.
  • Dust the paratha in the flour kept aside and roll into a large, flat triangle or round paratha.
  • After a tawa has been heated, place the dough on the center of the tawa.
  • As the colour starts to change, brush ghee on the top of the paratha and then flip it over to the other side.
  • The same process has to be repeated all over again.
  • Continue till the paratha changes colour throughout and spots start appearing.
  • Serve hot with sabzi.
Plain Parathas with Zeera Aloo Sabzi Recipe
Plain Parathas with Zeera Aloo Sabzi Recipe