Indian Spicy Masala Cookie Recipe (Khara Biscuit)

Masala Cookies/Khara Biscuit is a simple and easy to make cookie that is flavored with chilies, ginger with the addition of yogurt. This is a cookie/ biscuit that I make very often for my family as we love to savor it with our coffee or tea.  All Purpose Flour (Maida), Butter (Salted), Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Red Chilli powder, Ginger, Sugar, Salt, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Green Chillies, Curry leaves, Baking powder, Asafoetida (hing)   2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1/3 cup Butter (Salted) , softened 2 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated 3 teaspoons Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera) 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped 1 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)     30   45     To begin making the Indian Spicy Masala Cookie Recipe (Khara Biscuit), in a large bowl combine all the ingredients together  and knead to make smooth firm dough. Knead well for about 3-4 minutes.Refrigerate the khara cookie dough covered for about 20 to 30 minutes.Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Remove the khara biscuit from the refrigerator and on a lightly floured surface roll the dough out until it has a 2 mm thickness.Using cookie cutters, cut the rolled dough into desired shape and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Place the tray in the oven and bake for about 20 mins or until the edges begin to start during golden brown.Remove the Indian Spicy Masala Cookie (Khara Biscuit) from the oven and allow it to cool completely. The cookies continue to cook as they are cooling. Store them in airtight containers.Notes: You can add Ajwain as well to the above recipe instead of cumin.