How to Make Cumin / Jeera Cookies - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Cumin / Jeera Cookies

We are sharing with you a classical savoury cookie recipe that’ll be loved by people of all ages. These cookies flavoured with cumin and carom seeds, are made with whole wheat flour. Pack a couple of them in your kid’s lunch box along with a sandwich for a complete meal.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10 – 15 Minutes  15 – 20 Minutes


  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup maida
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • ¼ cup soft butter
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp carom seeds
  • 2 tbsp water if needed


Step 1

Pre-heat the oven at 180 C and grease a baking tray.

Step 2

In a bowl, add the flours. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cumin and carom seeds and stir. Now add the butter and using your hand mix it.

Step 3

Knead the flour well with fingers till smooth. Add water little by little if required.

Step 4

Shape the dough into 10-12 even sized balls with greased hands.

Step 5

Flatten them a bit by placing between the palms. Place them on the prepared baking tray and mark the top with a fork.

Step 6

Bake the cookies for 12-15 min at 180 degree till they are light golden. Cool them completely before storing. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Calories 204 K cal
Proteins 2.6 g
Fats 11.8 g
Carbohydrates 22.2 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 230 mg
Potassium 65 mg
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