The way healthy snacks are important part of our diet likewise most of us the products which are high in calories or deep fried such as chips, biscuits, etc. Though samosas, pakoras and bhajjis are most popular snacks of India, but we only choose wafers, cookies to satisfy our midnight hunger. Some people frequently change their taste as they become bored from eating the same “westernized” cookies, so let us introduce you to the most nutritious “desi cookies”. Some cookies are extravagantly flavourful while others are plain or mild in taste like butter cookies, these cookies can be eat with beverages or alone but, in India mostly people prefer “to dip the cookies in tea” which gives an ultimate taste.
The several of Indian flavours cookies will drive you crazy:
Cumin Cookies/ Jeera Biscuit
Jeera is also known as cumin which is an important part of Indian spices has a pungent scent, warm and slightly bitter which helps in digestion, nausea, constipation as it is high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants antiseptic properties. Crunchy salted jeera cookies with whole wheat flour, milk, and aromatic jeera make these cookies incredibly delicious. It is the quintessential blend of Indian flavors which are tasty and delicious in taste.
Badam/ Pista Cookies
The taste of Hyderabadi style of baking will make it more delicious and melt in your mouth. Pista cookies are made from rice flour, sugar, and almond butter oil. We call almonds (Badam) in Hindi and pista is well, the short form of pistachios. You can swap the almonds and pistachios with cashew nuts biscuits which gives provocative taste.
Naan Khatai is an eggless composition of flour, butter, sugar which is often made during the festive season of Diwali. The flavor of cardamom and saffron is the main component of these cookies as it contains generous and vibrant taste of mango, rose, pistachios, cashew, etc.
When, all these ingredients mixed with powdered sugar, mixture makes it creamier and ready for the flour with spices gives a unique taste to all the cookies. Indian cookies depicts simplicity is fascinating. You can serve these cookies at teatime or you can have it as midnight snacks.