Om Biscuit

It is a southindian style of breadsticks which has a very distinct flavour. This is available in bakery’s in South India. I remember from my childhood days that we used to get this from a very well known bakery (Krishna bakery) in my hometown Mysore. Made this for my kids and since even I was having it after a long time. I loved it and it also brought back a lot of memories. Tried around 3 times intially and finally got it right. Very simple with not much stress to baking. Now I am hooked on this and want to bake more biscuits. This does not taste like the regular bread sticks but has a distinct flavour of Carom seeds / Ajwain and with a lovely aroma. Best to have this with coffee or soup.

  • White Bread flour / All Purpose flour - 2 cups , Plus extra for dusting
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar, superfine  -  2 tsp
  • Carom Seeds / Ajwain - 2 tsp
  • Active dry yeast - 1-1/2 tsp
  • Lukewarm water - 1 cup
  • Olive oil / Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds, for coating (optional)

  1. Sift the flour and salt, sugar together into a bowl. Add ajwain / carom seeds. Stir in the yeast. Make a well int he center add the water and oil to the well and mix to form soft dough.
  2. Turn out the dough onto a floured counter table and knead for 10mins. Put the dough in an oiled bowl cover a muslin cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 hr until double size.
  3. Turn out the dough again and knead lightly. Roll out a medium size sticks. Then brush with oil. Spread out on a large shallow tray. Roll each breadstick in the sesame seeds to coat. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 400F / 200C
  5. Bake the bread sticks in the preheated oven for 10 min. Turn over and bake for an additional 5 mins till golden, Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

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Kannada Cuisine said...

Love Krishna bakery!!! My father used to get Pizza from that place every Sunday!! boy that pizza is nothing like what we know pizza to be lol...but yes lots of memories..Love om biscuit

divya said...

wow thats looks so yummy, appetizing!.

notyet100 said...

Ummm today's weather is perfect for something like this

gwl said...

Good recipe, would like to try it out defnaitely.

Unknown said...

Looks delicious!!!!