Cheese ’n Onion Biscuits

I decided to bake a batch of these lip-smacking biscuits to go along with my evening chai, and they turned out really well. They come out all puffed up with a crunchy outside and soft, melting insides! So here you go…you must try these!


  • Whole Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour/Maida – 1 cup
  • Butter (cool) – 1/3 cup
  • Baking powder – 4 tsps
  • Cheddar Cheese – 1 1/2 cups (shredded)
  • Spring onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Onion paste (optional) – from 2 nos
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder (optional) – 1/2 tsp (I din’t add any)
  • Milk – 1 cup

Serves: Makes 25 biscuits


  • Pre-heat the oven to 230C (450F).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and chilli powder.
  • Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • Stir in the cheese, green onions and onion paste.
  • Add milk just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, rub between your palms to form a ball and flatten. Repeat with rest of the dough.
  • Place the biscuits 2″ apart on an ungreased cookie plate/sheet. (Do this in batches if there isn’t enough place on the plate).
  • Bake at 230C for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, turn the biscuits upside down and bake at 230C for another 5 minutes till the biscuits turn golden brown.
  • Once both sides have browned, remove from oven and immediately place on a cool plate/rack and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve warm with garma-garam Masala Chai for a refreshing snack after a tiring day!


7 responses to “Cheese ’n Onion Biscuits

  1. They look perfect… pair them with a hearty and healthy soup, you have a wholesome meal ready 🙂

  2. Thanks Anupama! Yeah, they sure would go well with some nice hot soup! 🙂

  3. hi mads..i did try this was bit crispy but after a while it became soft..wat mistake could it be? i m not able to figure it out..the taste was really good all liked it but only fact being soft.

  4. Pushpa, this biscuit is not meant to be crunchy like the store-bought ones. It is crisp on the outside and has soft insides because of the cheese. I’ve even mentioned that at the beginning of the post…do check. I don’t think you have gone wrong anywhere :). However, if you feel the biscuits are way softer than they are meant to be, it could be that they were probably exposed to a gush of very cool air immediately on removal from the oven. Or did you open the oven door while they were baking? Could be one of these reasons if your biscuits are softer than they are meant to be. Hope this helps.

  5. thx mads…i did understand frm ur post clearly tat it would b soft inside, but it was soft outside too..i thnk i might hv exposed it to cool air immediately.thx again.

  6. sounds interesting, surely will try it out,but can i use mozeralla cheese instead of cheddar????pl… suggest

    • Dear Vidya, I think using cheddar is recommended since mozarella turns all gooey when it is heated (like we see on pizzas). Im sure you wouldn’t want gooey bites, with long threads of cheese when you dig into your biscuits, would you?! 😉
      If you’re in India (or even abroad) procuring cheddar shouldn’t be a problem. Keep me posted.

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