BM# 51 — Baking Marathon: Day 13

Bake of the Day: Caramelized Onion Biscuits

After all the sweet bakes, here’s a savory bake for a change. These caramelized onion biscuits recipe is from King Arthur flour catalog. I’m totally obsessed with King Arthur recipes, they have never failed me till now.

This biscuit recipe uses unfed sourdough starter and is a good use for the reject starter. The original KAF recipe is flavored with chives and I followed the recipe to the ‘T’ the first time I made it. Then I thought these biscuits would taste just like Indian pakoda if flavored with Indian flavors.

So that’s what I did, I added finely chopped green chilies, curry leaves and cilantro the second time I made them. I personally feel caramelized onions will make just about everything taste amazing. These Indian flavored biscuits turned out delicious. They can be served for breakfast or even for snack. Leftovers can be stored in airtight container and reheated before eating.

Recipe from King Arthur Flour:

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Caramelized Onion Biscuits with Indian flavors Yum
Indian flavored Sourdough biscuits with caramelized onions. They can be served for breakfast or even for snack. Leftovers can be stored in airtight container and reheated before eating.
Caramelized Onion Biscuits with Indian flavors
Course breads
Cuisine american
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup All purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Sourdough Starter, unfed**
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Onion - medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 ~ 2 Chilies Green - finely chopped
  • 6 ~ 8 Curry Leaves - finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps Cilantro - chopped
  • ¾ ** No Sourdough flour milk buttermilk water baking powder -- then add another cup of with ¼cup of cold or butter or and ½tsp more .
Course breads
Cuisine american
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup All purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup Sourdough Starter, unfed**
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Onion - medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 ~ 2 Chilies Green - finely chopped
  • 6 ~ 8 Curry Leaves - finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps Cilantro - chopped
  • ¾ ** No Sourdough flour milk buttermilk water baking powder -- then add another cup of with ¼cup of cold or butter or and ½tsp more .
Caramelized Onion Biscuits with Indian flavors
Instructions
  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan on medium-low flame, add the onions and cook for about 20~30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. They should be nicely caramelized by this time. Transfer the onions to a bowl, cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Work the butter into the flour until the mixture is unevenly crumbly.
  4. Toss in the green chilies, curry leaves, cilantro and caramelized onions. Cut in the starter until the dough becomes cohesive.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and fold it over itself 5~ times until it comes together.
  6. Pat it into a 1" thick disk -- use a sharp biscuit cutter to cut rounds. Pat the scraps together and cut into additional biscuits.
  7. Bake the biscuits for 15~18 minutes, until they're just turning golden. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
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0 thoughts on “Caramelized Onion Biscuits with Indian flavors”

  1. Bookmarked the recipe! Beautiful clicks and can not decide which one is my favorite. Can I use yeast instead of sourdough and how to use? OR, will wait until I get Pavani jr. next time we meet.. 🙂

  2. Those sound like some yummy savory biscuits and they are beautifully captured. I agree most of the KAF recipes are bang on though one of the few baking disasters I had was from that site. 🙂

  3. I like the idea of Indian spices in biscuits. And I agree with you caramelizes onions make everything taste so much better.

  4. Usha, biscuit recipes typically do not need yeast. You can add an additional 3/4th cup flour and 1/4 cup water to the dough and increase the baking powder by 1/4-1/2 tsp. this is my guess — will have to try it out to make sure it works. Also you can wait for Pavani jr to make the recipe as is 🙂

  5. Wow! The biscuits look very inviting Pavani. I wish I could make it without sour dough starter. Will follow your tip in the comments section.Else I will have to fly over to get Pavani jr. 🙂

  6. Wow! what a flavorful basket of biscuits. I am yet to work with sourdough but surely I will get there!!

  7. I am nowadays trying to make all these international dishes with Indian flavours. This looks like a perfect fusion recipe.

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