Atta Biscuits (Whole wheat flour biscuits)

Atta Biscuits (Whole wheat flour biscuits)

These biscuits are very similar to those that I had as a child. My dad would take ghee or clarified butter, atta or whole wheat flour, and sugar to the local bakery and they would turn the ingredients into the most delicious biscuits. Through these biscuits nostalgia meets taste.


Atta or whole wheat flour 1 cup

Ghee or clarified butter 1/2 cup

Sugar 1/2 cup

Milk 3 tbsps


Mix the atta, ghee and sugar till they resemble bread crumbs.

Add the milk a tablespoon at a time and make a soft dough.

Flatten it using the heel of your palm to a 1/4” thickness disc and using a cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits. I used a cake scraper to make a light pattern on the biscuits.

Arrange them on a greased baking tray. Bake in a 170 degree C oven for 20 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight jar.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This was a favourite with my son when he was in primary school. I would make a batch every Sunday so that I could pack a couple in his lunchbox or recess.


All-purpose flour 1 1/4 cup

White sugar 1/2 cup

Brown sugar 3/4 cup

Egg 1

Baking soda 1/2 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Unsalted butter 1/2 cup, melted

Chocolate chips 1/2 cup

Dark chocolate 1 cup, roughly chopped


Sift the flour, baking soda and salt.

Mix the sugars and butter in a bowl.

Add the egg and beat with a electric whisk till the mixture is a light brown and fluffy.

Fold in the flour and both kinds of chocolate.

Leave the dough in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Scoop out small balls of the dough and arrange on a greased tray. Leave enough space for the dough to spread.

Bake in a 180 degree C oven for 12-15 minutes. Check after 10 minutes and take the cookies out when they turn a light brown.

Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container when completely cool.