Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baked whole wheat carom biscuits / Baked Limkilu / Baked Diamond cuts

Days are just flying by, can't believe it already December 2011. I remember Jan 2011 like it was y'day. Now its already December. Where did all the months go?
Well there surely were some major changes this year for me. Still getting used the newness of this place. Do not know when I will wholly get used to this place!

With the winter coming upon us, there are times when you need something to munch on...something crispy ...if you are like me....salty the better. I do like sweets but, surely I love to munch on something salty more.
This is a simple recipe which I modified from the original recipe I had. The original recipe is called "Limkilu" and are deep fried, made of all purpose flour.
Here the modification is that, its made of whole wheat flour. Instead of using butter or ghee completely, I used vegetable shortening. And best of all, its baked like crackers, instead of deep fried.


2 1/2 cup whole wheat
1/4 cup or 4 tbsp vegetable shortening
1/4 cup or 4 tsp butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp carom seeds
salt to taste
1 tbsp yogurt
warm water to knead
Olive oil to brush

let it rest for 10 min

bake @ 350


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all the top ingredients together to form a soft dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Roll it out to a thin chapathi. Using a knife, cut into squares or diamonds shapes.
Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes, turning over once and brush lightly with olive oil on both sides.
Remove when browned. This shouldn't take another minute or two.
Serve when cool. Store in an air tight container. Will keep good for a week to 10 days.


  1. very healthy snack...perfect for the tea time..

  2. I say the same too that the days are flying by. Love these diamond cuts mom used to make the sweet version.

  3. Healthy Cookies.Luvly teatime snack.Yum Yum

  4. Loved these cookies.

    Do participate in the Desserts with Coconuts event and giveaway on my blog.

  5. delicious and crunchy treat.Perfect guilt free winter snack.

  6. It's exciting to see a lot of baked goodies around. Looks like you too caught the baking bug, after all it's the holiday season. I can keep on nibbling these while enjoying a good novel, nice.

  7. Definitely super crunchy and guilt free biscuits,they looks super addictive.

  8. we used to deep fry this. Nice idea of baking.

  9. Wow this looks yummy and tempting...thanks for sharing

  10. Vowww!!!!very healthy snack!!baking diamonds excellent!!!
    thanks for sharing dear..


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