Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Suji Cookies


Peanut cookies, pineapple tarts, chocolate chilli cookies and here's the suji cookies which brings back the memories about how the whole family would sit in a straight line and help mum to make. Interesting and fun I've have to say. Mum made the dough, we chopped the cherries, lined the baking tray and rolled the dough into tiny balls. Simultaneously threw a few of the unbaked balls into the mouth while mum was busy opening and closing the conventional round oven to check if the cookies are already nice and crunchy. 

For sure those memories still there on the mind. Each year before Deepavali, we look forward to making suji cookies. Now that mum has aged and we too have downscaled, suji cookies has been forgotten. Also kids these days are not much of a help. Well, they are busy glued to social media showing off their lives and trying to out-beat their friends. Ask them to help and you get all sorts of excuses including the common one - "aiyo, who ask you to make, order-lah". Or perhaps they will roll a few balls, take pictures and share on facebook. How deceiving right??

Suji cookies as said long forgotten until recently. I made a small batch because no helpers around. Yes. Me, myself and I. The cookies possibly slightly different because this type is with semolina/suji flour and the rest, ghee, self-raising flour and castor sugar pretty much the other ingredients. Of course, you can add more ghee and sugar but essentially the dough must come together to be pinched and tightly rolled into small balls. 

Ingredients
1/4 cup ghee or butter
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/4 cup semolina flour
1/4 cup castor sugar
Cherries - chopped . 
Method
Except for cherries, combine all the ingredients. 
Mix together to form a dough.
Pinch bit by bit and roll into small balls. 
Place the balls apart from each other on baking tray lined with baking paper.
Press cherry on each ball. 
Bake at 160C for 20 minutes or till cookies are golden yellow.  
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25 comments:

  1. Wow looking so yummy I love it <3
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  2. You are on roll, Nava!! Loving this baking phase on your blog :)
    As for the cookies!! I sure am going to try them :)

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  3. Wow Nava . Looks you are on the baking spree. Loving all your recipes

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  4. Are these man Khatai.. !!!!
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  5. Wow, you are a good baker too!! all rounder! =)

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  6. well made colorful cookies, love it!!!

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  7. This biscuits are there in my to do list. when i will do i dont know. When i saw this in my reading list i was super excited to see your biscuit,. Yours turned out perfect. Well done.

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  8. hmm many things can bring our memories back to childhood.this is one among that for u i guess.colorful cookies.

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  9. these look so easy and so crunchy... always cookies of childhood do give a smile... keep the baking recipes coming... loving it...

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  10. wow, so attractive and cute little cookies....

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  11. When I was a kid, I would dig out the cherry on top and eat that first :)

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  12. How pretty are these, I love that they are so small!

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  13. cute looking cookies with such a simple recipe, i'll try for sure :)

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  14. They look so tempting & cute, can't wait to try it soon :)

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  15. They look perfect, even I remeber eating dough when my mother use to make sweets.

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  16. I love family recipes. They always make the recipe priceless. Like this one. Simple yet so pretty!

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  17. I love these cookies, they look very delicious and exotic :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  18. They remind me of nan khatai, the crispy cookie I used to eat.

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  19. Lovely cookies, looks so cute and yummy.

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  20. absolutely delicious and mouthwatering

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  21. Wow. Just look at those dainty cookies so delish. I am sure they going to melt in mouth..

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  22. Just 5 ingredients!!! Its that easy to make... they look so cute !!! Love your family recipe

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  23. i tried this to the dot for deepavali :-) . Taste was nice but it didnt turn out as pretty as your picand was a bit flat. Next time will add a bit more flour to hold it up together and reduce the soogee. Also i found , the soogee if used the finer one should come up better. Super simple recipe, will let you know how it goes after tweaking it.

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