Yellade biscuits


I have always seen this biscuits on our family’s Diwali trays since forever.

Last year I attempted to make them last minute. They were funny shaped , some were burnt, some were raw and some were perfect lol.

This year, I rolled them out wafer thin and invested in tongs to flip them every couple of seconds.

I asked my parents what the significance was of this biscuit, but they were lost for words… apparently it is just a biscuit like any other Indian biscuit and you can shape it, which ever way you like.

I prefer circles.


1 ½ x cups cake flour.

Pinch of salt

1 x tbsp. corn flour.

8 x tsp sugar.

5 x tsp sesame seeds.

½ x cup + 3 x tbsp. water.



Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, except the water.

Add the water a little at a time, till a soft dough is formed.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead.

Roll out till wafer thin.


Using a circle cook cutter, cut out rounds.

Deep fry in hot oil, till lightly golden brown… becareful as these biscuits cool they become darker in colour.

Tell me what you think of this recipe