eggless cheese biscuits on tawa or stove top, cheese biscuits on griddle

soft bread like cheese biscuits made stove top, on a tawa or skillet.
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eggless cheese biscuits on tawa with step by step photos – soft cheese biscuits made on stove top on a tawa or skillet.

eggless cheese biscuits tawa griddle

these cheese biscuits have a bread like texture and are the american version of biscuits, similar to scones. they are not what we indians call as biscuits, which are crisp. more info on wikipedia.

i have got a lot of requests to post baking recipes which can be made without an oven. hence this recipe, which is the first in these series and i plan to add more, as and when time permits. there are cookies, scones, cakes that can be easily made without an oven.  if you have an oven, then you can check this recipe where the cheese biscuits are baked in the oven.

these eggless cheese biscuits go very well as a starter or even nice snack with tea or coffee. you can serve them plain or with a side cheesy dip. they also make for a good side snack in tiffin boxes.

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eggless cheese biscuits on tawa

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:40 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:55 minutes
Course:starters
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):28 to 30 small biscuits
4.34 from 6 votes
eggless cheese biscuits recipe
soft bread like cheese biscuits made stove top, on a tawa or skillet.

INGREDIENTS FOR eggless cheese biscuits on tawa

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta) or 120 grams atta
  • ½ cup all purpose flour (maida) or about 60 grams maida
  • 40 grams chilled butter - about 3 tablespoon chopped chilled butter, salted or unsalted
  • 80 grams plain regular cheese or cheddar cheese - about ½ cup tightly packed grated cheese
  • 8 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required (if using salted butter, then do keep a check on the salt)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or add as required
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch optional
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • some whole wheat flour for dusting

HOW TO MAKE eggless cheese biscuits on tawa

preparing dough for cheese biscuits

  • take 1 cup whole wheat flour (120 grams), 1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida (60 grams), 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  • with a spoon or spatula mix everything very well. you can also seive the above ingredients together.
  • add 40 grams chilled butter. better to chop the chilled butter in cubes or sticks. you can add either salted butter or unsalted butter.
  • mix the butter with the flour. you can cut the butter with two knives and mix in the flour or do with both your hands. meaning just break the butter with your fingers in the flour and mix. this can also be achieved with a food processor or a stand mixer. 
  • if the butter melts while mixing with your hands, keep the mixture in the fridge for some minutes and then start again.
  • the mixture should get a bread crumb like texture.
  • add grated cheese. lightly mix everything.
  • add a few tbsp of milk in parts and start bringing the whole mixture together.
  • add the remaining milk and continue to bring the mixture together. don't knead. overall 7 to 8 tbsp of milk is added.
  • mix and gather and bring the whole mixture together in a dough. but don't knead like we do for chapati dough. cover and keep this cheese biscuit dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.

making cheese biscuits on tawa or griddle

  • next sprinkle some flour on the work surface and roll the dough to get about 0.50 cm to 0.75 cm thickness.
  • with a biscuit cutter or a small bowl, cut the rolled dough. gather the remaining dough and again roll and get the biscuits with a biscuit cutter.
  • heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a tava or griddle. you can also heat butter. keep on a low flame.
  • place the cheese biscuits. keep the flame to the lowest, so that the biscuits don't burn.
  • within a minute, flip the biscuits. you will see the bases have got browned.
  • flip again and a couple of times more till they are evenly golden and crisp. these cheese biscuits cook quickly. takes about 3 to 5 minutes on a low flame.
  • once done keep them on a wired rack and let them cool. make all cheese biscuits this way. 
  • add about 1/2 to 1 tbsp olive oil while frying the biscuits in batches.
  • you can serve cheese biscuits hot or warm or at room temperature. they taste good as they are. but you can serve a cheesy dip along side.
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how to make eggless cheese biscuits on tawa

1. take 1 cup whole wheat flour (120 grams), ½ cup all purpose flour/maida (60 grams), ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper powder, ¼ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp baking powder in a mixing bowl. you can add your choice of spices & herbs too. to make it indian way, you can add cumin, red chili powder, carom seeds/ajwain or sesame seeds. you can also make them completely with all purpose flour.

flour for cheese biscuits

2. with a spoon or spatula mix everything very well. you can also seive the above ingredients together.

flour for cheese bisuits recipe

3. add 40 grams (3 tbsp) chopped chilled butter. better to chop the chilled butter in cubes or sticks. you can add either salted butter or unsalted butter.

add butter to biscuit flour

4. mix the butter with the flour. you can cut the butter with two knives and mix in the flour or do with your hands. meaning just break the butter with your fingers in the flour and mix. this can also be achieved with a food processor or a stand mixer. if the butter melts while mixing with your hands, keep the mixture in the fridge for some minutes and then start again.

mix butter - making eggless cheese biscuits

5. the mixture should get a bread crumb like texture.

making eggless cheese biscuits recipe

6. add grated cheese. 80 grams cheese, grated or about ½ cup tightly packed grated cheese. plain regular cheese or cheddar cheese can be added.

add cheese

7. lightly mix everything.

mix cheese biscuit mixture

8. add a few tbsp of milk and start bringing the whole mixture together.

add milk to cheese biscuit mixture

9. add the remaining milk and continue to bring the mixture together.

add milk to cheese biscuit mixture

10. gather the mixture. don’t knead. overall 7 to 8 tbsp of milk is added.

eggless cheese biscuit dough

11. bring the whole mixture together in a dough. but don’t knead like we do for chapati dough. cover and keep this cheese biscuit dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.

eggless cheese biscuit dough

making cheese biscuits

12. remove the dough from the fridge. next sprinkle some flour on the work surface as well as on the dough.

eggless cheese biscuit dough

13. with a rolling pin, roll the dough evenly.

roll eggless cheese biscuit dough

14.  roll to about 0.50 cm to 0.75 cm thickness.

rolling tawa cheese biscuits

15. with a biscuit cutter or a small bowl, cut the rolled dough. gather the remaining dough and again roll and cut the biscuits with a biscuit cutter.

cut eggless cheese biscuits

cooking cheese biscuits on tawa

16. heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a tava or griddle. you can also heat butter. keep on a low flame.

heat butter - making cheese bisuits

17. place the cheese biscuits. keep the flame to the lowest, so that the biscuits don’t burn. on a high flame, the biscuits will be browned or burnt faster from outside and remain uncooked from inside.

place the cheese biscuits on tawa

18. within a minute, flip the biscuits. you will see the bases have got browned.

making eggless cheese biscuits recipe

19. flip again and a couple of times more till they are evenly golden and crisp. these biscuits cook quickly. takes about 3 to 5 minutes on a low flame. i cooked the biscuits in three batches and used 1 tbsp olive oil while frying each batch. overall i added 3 tbsp oil for cooking the entire lot.

making eggless cheese biscuits recipe

20. once done keep them on a wired rack and let them cool. cook all cheese biscuits this way. add about ½ to 1 tbsp olive oil while cooking the biscuits in batches.

eggless cheese biscuits recipe, cheese biscuits recipe

21 you can serve cheese biscuits hot or warm or at room temperature. they taste good as they are. but you can serve a cheesy dip along side or with a cup of hot ginger tea. you can also sprinkle some black pepper while serving them.

when they are hot or warm, they are crisp. but when they get cooled completely, the crispness is not there and they taste a bit more soft and better. these cheese biscuits stay good in a cold climate at room temperature for about 2 to 3 days. otherwise keep in the fridge. makes about 28 to 30 small cheese biscuits.

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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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  1. Hi Dasanna.. I have started following you recipes since recently and each of the ones I have tried hav come out very well. Thanks to you, my family now considers me a pro at cooking.. 🙂

    I had one doubt with this recipe though. is there anything I can do to ensure these biscuits would retain their crispiness if kept for a few days. would frying them help?

    • thanks supriya and glad to know that your family considers you a pro in cooking. my concern is that deep frying may make the cheese melt and it may stick in the kadai or pan. baking will give a crisp texture. an alternative would be to pan fry or shallow fry, like how we fry tikkis or cutlets. but here also as soon as the base is golden and crisp, the biscuits need to be flipped. with shallow frying also, the biscuits will be crisp till hot. once they cool down, the crispness will not be there. for deep frying, you can check a few pieces to see how they turn out. also you can cut them like shankarpali (diamond cuts) and not round. i guess they will puff up while frying. but my only concern while deep frying is melting cheese. the biscuits should not burst and make a mess in the kadai.

  2. Dear dassana can I use paneer instead of cheddar cheese….actually ways the difference between paneer n different variety of cheese

    • shubha, paneer cannot be added in this recipe. cheese is different from paneer. paneer is fresh cheese made by coagulating milk with an acidic ingredient and just involves a few basic steps – coagulating milk, draining the whey and then setting the paneer. whereas cheese is made with addition of a bacteria culture with the addition of rennet for some types of cheese. depending on the type of the cheese, the coagulating mixture is drained, cooked, pressed and then ripened or cured. or you can say that paneer is fresh cheese, whereas the other varieties of cheese are not fresh cheese.

  3. Hope this doesn’t taste kaccha in the middle.. Can I bake this? What will be the temperature and for how much time??

    • these do not taste kaccha in the middle. you can bake at 180 degrees celsius for 15 to 20 minutes. baking time will vary depending on the size, model and capacity of the oven you have.

  4. wonderful recipe!!! just wanted to ask can i use olive oil instead of butter when preparing dough to make it healthier???

  5. I made this today..i.dont know why the biscuits didint taste good..had u forgooten to mention to put sugar….bcz it was kadwa in taste ….

  6. Hi Dasanna
    Have been following all ur recipes since few years. In fact I learnt the basics of cooking from ur website. Tried almost all ur recipe, got used to the recipe and I make every new uploaded recipe of Your recipes.
    most of them have turned out well.
    all those compliments I get dedicated to u
    . Loved this recipe… will try it!
    Thanks for the effort u take to explain us
    Thank you
    manasa

  7. agar muje isme unique taste chahiye to konsa chaat masala ya or kuch daal sakta hu
    can u suggest me plzzzzzz

  8. Hii dassana

    Love your website. Can u pls tell me for how much time shall i bake the biscuits and which temp should i pre heat the oven

    Thank you
    Grishma

    • welcome grishma. place the biscuits in a greased baking tray. pre heat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree celsius. bake at 180 degrees celsius for 15-20 minutes till golden or till you get the desired texture.

  9. Hi Dassana,
    I have been visiting your space for a while and attempted some North Indian dishes with decent success 😉 I tried these cheese biscuits yesterday and they did come out very well. I forgot to add the baking powder though, would that make a huge difference?

    Also, very informative and alluring website you have, love your presentation and recipes. Thank you for all the hard work you put into making them into a step by step guide. Read your ‘about us’ section and was all the more impressed :). Have a nice day!

    Prabha

    • welcome prabha. big thanks for sharing positive feedback on cheese biscuits and other recipes. glad to read your sweet words. addition of baking powder will make the texture more softer.

  10. Liked the improvement of recipe detailing. Mentioning the quantity of ingredients alongside the description makes it easy. Would try the baking version and let you know. Thank you for the nice posts 🙂

  11. Hii apney abhi jo biscuits recipe post ki usmay jab aap tawa par biscuits daltay ho to olive oil kay sath kya kuch or bhi dala hai tawa ki surface par.

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