Sunita's Surati Snacks (Biscuits) Recipe Video

ONE-MAN show describes a eazy to make snacks for kids and adults alike to go with tea or coffee. Recipe is an AMERICAN adaptation of classic FERMENTED/LEAVENED recipe from SURAT,GUJARAT INDIA. ENJOY!


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time2 Hr 20 Min
Ready In2 Hr 35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings12
VegetarianMain Ingredient


Dry ingredients
 Bisquick3 Cup (48 tbs)
 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Black cumin2 Teaspoon (1 - 2 Tsp used)
Wet ingredients
 Fresh yogurt1 Cup (16 tbs) (Low fat yogurt used)
 Canola oil/Vegetable oil1 Cup (16 tbs)
To grease the cookie sheet
 Oil/Cooking spray2 Dash (For greasing)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 436 Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.5%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 2.4 mg

Sodium 536.7 mg22.4%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.8%

Sugars 5.6 g

Protein 5 g9.9%

Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 0.16%

Calcium 8.6% Iron 2.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven at 300 F.
2. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.

3. Mix Bisquick and all purpose flour and sift them .
4. Add the oil and fresh yogurt to make a dough, (add water if needed). Add the cumin seeds and combine.
5. Divide into 36 balls, roll and flatten them into small cookies, lay them flat on the greased cookie sheet, and bake at 300 F in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes in the lower rack until the one side of the biscuits turn golden brown.
6. Then place the cookie sheet in the top rack and broil for 2 minutes.
7. Reduce the heat to the lowest (170 F) and cook for 120 minutes.
8. Once done, remove from the oven, cool immediately and store in air tight containers.

9. Serve with a hot cup of Indian tea (masala chai) or coffee.

Editors Review

Looking for a homemade tea-time snack? Try these cripsy, flavorful golden biscuits from Surat that are sure treat for the tastebuds. Chef Bhal Dave shares the recipe with us in this video and step-by-step details the method. By following the recipe to the T, even you can bake some cripsy, golden biscuits at home.



Anonymous says :

Thanks for the recipe. But, is there any substitute for oil?? Or can we just reduce the quantity of oil in this recipe without giving up taste and texture?
Posted on: 6 October 2009 - 2:45pm