December 28, 2015

Pearl Millet Flour Pista / Kambu Pista Cookies

     As both Pearl millet and Pista are green in color, I thought of combining these two to create a cookie. The combination came out very well and was liked very much by kids. The other good thing is both the ingredients are healthy.

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category:  Baking
Preparation Time: 20  mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Yields : 25-30 cookies

Pearl Millet Flour
1 ½ cup
½ cup
½ cup
Pista Emulsion or Green Color
5 drops

1. Dry roast the Pearl millet flour till a nice aroma comes out. Allow it to cool down and keep it aside.
2. Powder the sugar using the dry mixie.
3. Cream the butter with powdered sugar using the electric beater or hand beater till it becomes soft and fluffy.
4. Then add the emulsion and mix them well.
5. Now add the roasted pearl millet flour ( from 1).
6. Knead it into a soft and pliable dough and keep it aside for 5 mins.
7. Roll the dough into ½ inch thickness circle on the rolling surface using the rolling pin.
8. Meanwhile, chop the pistas into a thin slices. Sprinkle the chopped pistas over the rolled dough and press them gently using the spatula.
9. Then cut the rolled dough into the desired shape using the cookie cutter or bottle cap.
10. Take the cookies using the flat spatula (like dosa turn over spatula / dosai thiruppi) and keep it on the baking tray. No need to grease the baking tray.
11. Preheat the oven for 200 degree Celsius for 10 mins. Bake the cookies for 13 mins at 180 degree Celsius.
12. Allow it to cool down and store it in a air tight container. You can use this for 4-5 days at room temperature.
      Healthy and yummy cookies are ready to serve with tea.

1. Adding pista emulsion is optional.
2. If you want to make more quantity, make in batch wise. 
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Tumas Tongue Treats said...

You are a Millet Queen Kurinji!

Kurinji said...

Thank-you so much Sowmiya. Migavum perumaiyaga ullathu.

Kurinji said...

Thank-you so much Sowmiya. Migavum perumaiyaga ullathu.

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