Cumin cookies (eggless)


These cumin cookies (eggless) are very easy to make and are a great accompaniment for a cuppa; nice break from the regular sweet cookies.


Cumin is one of the most popular spices in my kitchen cabinet. It is also a spice that I, like so many of you, use regularly during my culinary concoctions. My spice rack is hardly bereft of cumin in both their whole and powdered forms. The seeds popping in the hot oil and exuding a heady aroma, the powder sprinkled lovingly over so many vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes are indeed a delight. This time, in my kitchen, a handful of cumin have found their way into some little cookies. Freshly roasted and coarsely grounded, they were added to spice up these little, thin cookies. Well, they are actually quite thin and crispy; something that can be popped into the mouth at ease.. And of course with that distinct cuminy flavour. They also have a very light feel to them.

Old recipe / tried and tested by many-

The recipe for these cumin cookies (eggless) is also one of my older ones. And it was quite popular at the time. If you google ‘Sunita Bhuyan cumin cookies recipe’, you will find that many people have tried and tasted these with great success. Unfortunately, all those posts are linked to my earlier domain, with which I am no longer associated (read about it here.) Since I still had the recipe and the photos to go along with it, I decided to post them here so that they are available to anyone who would like to try them.

Whole wheat-

I made these cookies with plain flour, but you can also make them with whole wheat too; in which case, you might need a little more liquid to make the dough.

Serving suggestions-

These cookies are great on their own, but will also be great with savoury toppings like various cheeses, chutneys etc. As mentioned earlier, they are quite thin and are more like crackers. Hence, they would be perfect with various toppings.

Continue reading for the full / printable recipe for these cumin cookies (eggless).

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Cumin cookies

Cumin cookies (eggless)

Sunita Bhyan
Easy to make cookies that are full of flavour ; a great accompaniment to your cuppa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Snack


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp of sunflower or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk


  • Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C.
  • Line and grease a baking tray.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, sugar and salt and mix well.
  • Add the oil and rub it into the flour mixture with your fingertips.
  • Add the milk and bring everything together till the dough does not stick to the hand. But do not over knead, or they will turn out really hard.
  • Transfer the dough to the rolling board and roll out to about 2 mms thick.
  • With a 2inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles and arrange on the prepared baking tray. I made around 50 of them. Of course, it will not be possible to cut out so many at one go. Just bring together the scrapings after cutting out the first batch, roll out again and repeat the process till the entire dough has been used up.
  • Place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or till the top browns lightly.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing them in air tight containers.
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