Whole wheat flour -3/4 cup
Sorghum (Jowar) Flour- 1/2 cup
Finger millet (Ragi) Flour-1/4 cup
Salt - 4 tsp
Sesame seeds-2 Tbsp
Flax seeds-2 Tbsp
Coriander leaves (finely chopped) -5 sprigs
Green chillies (finely chopped) OR Red Chilli Powder- 2 tsp
Olive oil 4-5 Tbsp
Water -1/2 cup
1. Slightly roast the sesame seeds till they start to brown and grind in mixer. You can aslo keep them whole.
2. Grind the flax seeds in mixer without roasting.
3. Add all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
4. Add the oil and knead with finger.
5. Add water and knead into a dough. Let the dough rest for 15 to 30 mins.
6. Roll dough and cut into round shapes with a cutter.
7. Pre heat oven in convection mode at 180 C for 4 mins.
8. Bake at 160 C for 15-25 mins or till the edges turn slightly brown.
9. Cool them on a rack and store in air tight containers.
Tips: You can use whole Sorghum in this recipe. After washing the Sorghum, dry roast it in a pan for about 5 minutes. Put it in a mixer and grind to powder.
For the cutter, I use aluminium cup-cake moulds which gives a nice pattern to the edges. Be creative and use anything suitable!
The dough is a little difficult to roll and you need to use oil. Don't aim at rolling very thin.
Note: A lot of multi-grain biscuits that get sold in the market are not really healthy since they contain flour, oil and preservatives. This recipe makes use of healthy grains and seeds that have multiple benefits (like sesame seed, flax seed, finger millet and sorghum). It is a snack that keeps you full for a long time thanks to the complex carbohydrates present in the grains. Great for your weight loss diet!
I eat these with green tea in place of regular biscuits. Or just munch on them when I get hungry in between meals. They can be stored upto a month when kept in an air-tight container.
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