Indian Style Jeera Biscuit Recipe

Jeera Biscuit is popular tea time Indian Cookie that is seasoned with roasted cumin seeds and goes perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. these sweet and salty jeera biscuits are so simple to make at home and is a must try recipe.

Archana's Kitchen
Indian Style Jeera Biscuit Recipe
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Jeera Biscuits are delicious savory biscuits that are lightly salted and seasoned with roasted cumin seeds. It is an all-time favorite snack at home and perfect along with coffee or tea. 

Jeera biscuits are easy to make and can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. They make a nice travel snack and picnic snack. You can even take it to your office for your snack. 

Serve Indian Style Jeera Biscuit along with hot Masala Chai for your tea time break. 

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Cookie recipes such as

  1. Eggless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes
  2. Oatmeal Cherry Cookies Recipe
  3. Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted) , chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) , roasted
  • 1/4 cup Lukewarm Water

How to make Indian Style Jeera Biscuit Recipe

  1. To begin making the Indian Style Jeera Biscuit Recipe, preheat the oven to 180 C. 

  2. Mix self raising flour, salt and cumin seeds in a mixing bowl. Add in the chopped butter and mix all together till you get a crumb like mixture. You can use a food processor to do this. Once you get the crumb texture, knead it into a medium-soft dough using lukewarm water.

  3. Cover the dough with a with a wrap or lid and keep it aside for 15 minutes. Divide the mixture in 5 big balls and roll out each of them to 4-5 mm thickness.

  4. Use your favorite cookie-cutter and cut them into shapes. Place a parchment paper on baking tray and arrange all the Jeera Biscuit  onto it. 

  5. Bake the Jeera Biscuits in preheated oven at 180 C for around 20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and place them on cooling rack.

  6. Store the Jeera Biscuits in an air-tight container and serve it as desired.

  7. Serve Indian Style Jeera Biscuit along with hot Masala Chai for your tea time break.