Thursday, December 24, 2009

Shingada Flour Biscuits : Cookies for Vrat or Fasting

Cookies are best deal indulge your food carvings. Made from Shingada flour(waterchestnut Flour). 

Time:25 Minutes
Serve: 3 dozen
2 cup Shingada flour(You can find it in Indian grocery store)
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
3/4 cup sugar( Can increase in quantity for more sweetness)
dash of salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup almonds (chopped) (optional)

1. Beat unsalted butter, sugars until light and fluffy.

2.Add Shingada flour, baking soda,almonds and salt, mix well.

3. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes.

5. Don't over bake.

6. Dip one side of cookie in melted chocolate. This step is optional. If going to had for fast then skip this step.

1. Can 
Shingada flour replace regular all purpose flour or whole wheat flour.


  1. Hey Amruta... Really great recipe... can't wait to try this one and share with my mom... Good job!

  2. Thanks Madhura. You can replace Shingada flour by Upwasachi bhajani(which is sabudana and vari(Vrat ka chawal) mixture). I have also visited you site.. Its nice .. Keep it up!