Jeera – Indian Cumin Cookies

Jeera - indian cumin cookies

This year our Christmas cookies selection is going international! I am adding to all the well known and traditional Austrian sweets an Indian recipe, that my dear friend Priyanka shared with me: Jeera – Indian cumin cookies.

They are slightly salty and traditionally served with tea (loved them with Chai tea latte). I am sure you will also appreciate how they complement and contrast the sweetness of the traditional Christmas cookies.

With this recipe, I am participating in an amazing Food Blogger Event, called “Kunterbunter Weihnachtsteller” which means Colourful Christmas Plate. Scroll till the end of the post and go check out all the yummy recipes for Christmas cookies we all came up with!

Priyanka’s Indian cumin cookies, jeera

In the picture above you see one of the essentials of the Indian cuisine: the spice box – a round metal tin containing some of the precious spices used in Indian dishes. Mine contains Chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, garam masala, and black peppercorns.

The cookies are placed on a traditional copper plate, also used to serve naan (Indian flatbreads, get the recipe here), curries and rice. If you love the Indian flavours as much as I do, you can make your own butter chicken or tikka masala by following my simple recipes.

The background in the picture is a Malay Batik, a cloth dyed with a particular technique, very popular in southeast Asia. There are many different patterns, each region has its own. It is nicely folded and wrapped around the waist or used to make shirts, dresses and all kind of things.

Back to cooking, let me share the recipe for the Jeera (which means cumin and is pronounced “Zeeerah”) with you, it is really simple. Just remember to cool down the dough in the fridge for about 1 hour.

Priyanka’s Jeera

Ingredients:

1-2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
60g of butter, room temperature
40g of icing sugar
80g of flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Instructions:

  1. Roast the cumin seeds (1 to 2 tablespoons) in a small pan until dark brown, move them around often. Let them cool down.
  2. In a large bowl whisk well together room temperature butter (60g) and icing sugar (40g) until creamy.
  3. Add the flour (80g), half of the roasted seeds and salt and amalgamate.
  4. If the dough is not soft enough (should be smooth), add a spoon of milk.
  5. Put your cling sheet (kitchen plastic wrap) on the kitchen and pour the dough on it. Shape it like a long log (sausage) and close it tightly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Heat the oven at 170° (ventilation, 190° otherwise).
  7. Take out the cookie dough and cut it in about 1/4 cm slices and place them on your baking tray lined up with baking paper. Leave some space in-between as they will slightly grow.
  8. Sprinkle the top of the cookies with the remaining cumin seeds.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges become darker and the centre is still white.
  10. Let them cool down and enjoy with Chai tea!

Are you going to add those Jeera to your Christmas Plate? I’d love to know! Simply comment below!

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Jeera - Indian cumin cookies - Priyanka's recipe

Category: cookies

Cuisine: Indian

for 20-30 cookies

Jeera - indian cumin cookies

Slightly salty Indian cumin cookies, the perfect addition to your Christmas cookies selection.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • 60g of butter, room temperature
  • 40g of icing sugar
  • 80g of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Roast the cumin seeds (1 to 2 tablespoons) in a small pan until dark brown, move them around often. Let them cool down.
  2. In a large bowl whisk well together room temperature butter (60g) and icing sugar (40g) until creamy.
  3. Add the flour (80g), half of the roasted seeds and salt and amalgamate.
  4. If the dough is not soft enough (should be smooth), add a spoon of milk.
  5. Put your cling sheet (kitchen plastic wrap) on the kitchen and pour the dough on it. Shape it like a long log (sausage) and close it tightly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Heat the oven at 170° (ventilation, 190° otherwise).
  7. Take out the cookie dough and cut it in about 1/4 cm slices and place them on your baking tray lined up with baking paper. Leave some space in-between as they will slightly grow.
  8. Sprinkle the top of the cookies with the remaining cumin seeds.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges become darker and the center is still white.
  10. Let them cool down and enjoy with Chai tea!

Jeera, Priyanka's recipe. www.thecookingglobetrotter.com

https://thecookingglobetrotter.com/jeera-indian-cumin-cookies/

Thank you so much, Priyanka for this recipe! We share the love for cooking and baking and two groups of the International cooking club Singapore. Priyanka not only took the portrait picture for my blog and taught me those yummy cookies, but she has also become a dear friend with great humour, she always has kind and lovely words and I feel very blessed to have shared my Singapore chapter with her.

Laura & Priyanka

My dear friend Priyanka an I

And now to the Kunterbunter Weihnachtsteller – the Colourful Christmas Plate: here are the links to some amazing recipes, bake them all and you will have the perfect selection for Christmas!

25 Comments

  1. 11. December 2018 / 8:10 am

    Hört sich oberlecker an. Ich hatte letzte woche auch kekse mit kardamon und liebe einfach diesen leicht orientalischen Geschmack bei süsem.

    • 11. December 2018 / 8:18 am

      Kekse mit Kardamon klingt auch richtig lecker! Ich finde die Abwechslung total spannend! Danke dir Ina!

  2. 11. December 2018 / 9:12 am

    Die klingen ja mal meeeeega lecker! Die werde ich definitiv ausprobieren liebe Laura!

    Liebe Grüße
    Jana

    • 11. December 2018 / 9:13 am

      Danke dir Jana! Bin gespannt auf deine ayurvedische Variante! Hoffe sie schmecken dir gut!

  3. 11. December 2018 / 10:22 am

    Oh wow! Das klingt super lecker und sehr exotisch! Ein toller Beitrag für das Blogevent!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Heike

    • 11. December 2018 / 11:03 am

      Danke dir Heike!

  4. 11. December 2018 / 11:55 am

    Das hört sich echt gut an! Ist auch mal was Neues. Danke fürs Teilen.

    Grüße
    Corinna

    • 11. December 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Vielen Dank Corinna! Ja diese Jeera sorgen definitiv für Abwechslung auf dem Weihnachtsteller!

  5. 11. December 2018 / 11:59 am

    This sounds delicious! Will definitly try this recipe. I love Indian Food.
    All the Best from Poona!
    Stephanie

    • 11. December 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! Let me know if you like them! Where is Poona??

  6. 11. December 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Was für eine tolle Idee liebe Laura, die indischen Plätzchen hören sich so was von lecker an! Habe sie gerade meiner indischen Arbeitskollegin gezeigt und sie war sofort begeistert und fand deine Bilder wunderschön! Die werden auf jeden Fall mal fürs Büro nachgebacken 😉

    Vielen Dank für diesen wundervollen Beitrag ❤

    • 11. December 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Oh Katrin! Was für eine schöne Rückmeldung! Ich habe das Rezept von meiner indischen Freundin, also echt Original! Dass es auch deine Kollegin erkennt, macht mich ganz stolz! Viel Spaß beim nachbacken!

  7. 11. December 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Vielen lieben Dank für deinen tollen Beitrag!!!
    So schön auch etwas aus einem anderem Land auf unserem Plätzchenteller zu haben 🙂

    • 12. December 2018 / 12:17 am

      Danke Caroline! So ist der Teller noch bunter! War eine tolle Idee! Danke fürs Organisieren!

  8. Belma Basic
    11. December 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Oh Laura, die sehen einfach mega lecker aus, ich bin begeistert ?

    • 12. December 2018 / 12:15 am

      Danke dir Belma! Wir haben alle zusammen einen tollen Teller kreiert!

  9. 12. December 2018 / 11:08 am

    Die klingen total lecker. Das ist mal was komplett anderes. Super.
    Hab noch eine schöne restliche Adventszeit.
    Lg, Kathrina

    • 12. December 2018 / 11:11 am

      Danke dir Kathrina! Ja ich wollte etwas aussergewöhnliche und internationales zum dem Bunten Weihnachtsteller beitragen! Wünsche dir auch eine schöne Adventszeit noch!

  10. 12. December 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Ich finde die Idee mit den Kümmelkeksen mal was total anderes, anstatt immer die klassischen Weihnachtskekse. Super toll und kreativ Laura!

    • 13. December 2018 / 12:28 am

      Danke Sarah! Als Globetrotter wollte ich mit einem exotischen Rezept beitragen! Und diese Cookies sind einfach so aromatisch!

  11. 14. December 2018 / 8:35 am

    Das klingt toll und nach einer spannenden Alternative zu den bekannten Keksen. Dein Rezept ist sicher eine schöne Bereicherung für jeden Keksteller. Ich habe es mir für nächstes Jahr vorgemerkt. Heuer habe ich leider keine Zeit mehr zum Kekse backen.
    LG, Aniko

    • 15. December 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Danke Aniko, ich muss noch anfangen.. aber es freut mich, dass dir das Rezept zuspricht!

  12. 15. December 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Liebe Laura,
    das Rezept klingt wirklich unheimlich lecker und die Fotos sehen toll aus. Ich hoffe sehr, dass es dir gut geht und schicke dir ein paar winterliche Grüße.
    Rebekka

    • 15. December 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Danke liebe Rebekka! Uns geht es gut, wir genießen die frische Luft!

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