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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cookies baking – Sivananda Cookies

Today is a day to thank your master / sifu.  As a yogi (not the bear ah), my mum’s classmates have plan for a potluck to thank our yoga master.  She got a cookbook from India, which prepares vegetarian food.

I bake this cookies (as per mum request) for her to bring to the class and also for the yoga master.  Sivananda Cookies are large, energy-packed cookies are a standard after-class treat at most Sivananda Yoga Centres around the world.  They are very nutritious and make a meal in themselves. 

The recipe is:-

250g (9oz) rolled oats

100g (4oz) whole-wheat flour

150g (5oz) brown sugar

50g (2oz) raisins or sultanas

50g (2oz) raw unsalted peanuts

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp baking powder

200ml (7 fl oz) oil

about 200ml (7 fl oz) water

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas mark 6.  Oil two or three baking sheets.  Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, add the oil and mix thoroughly.  Stir in enough water to make a firm mixture.

Take a spoonful of mixture, about the size of a ping pong ball.  Roll it into a ball, place on one of the oiled baking sheets and flatten to a round about 10cm (4in) in diameter.  Repeat till finish.  Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes, until golden at the edges.  Cool on a wire rack.

*  Use sunflower seeds, roughly chopped almonds and / or desiccated coconut instead of, or as well as, the unsalted peanuts.

P/s:  I did not make such a big size cookies, and only make bite size.  Below the photos





  1. Hi Cynthia. Thanks for visiting NIamah!!! Your T&G story is quite heart-warming. Thanks for sharing. I think you and my wife would get along since you like baking. Min bakes theme cakes and has her own website www.mamamin.com Do go and visit. Thank you.

  2. Hi Patrickteoh, thanks for coming by and your wife is good in her baking ya.. and the site just came in handy for me to consider ordering a cake for my boss!

  3. *blink blink eyes looking at comment up there*

    wah... my bil came to your blog wor. He never come to mine before.

    Anyway, talk so much. Send some cookies over woman!

  4. Sasha.. jgn jeolous.. anyway, next time comment, please leave address also ah.. if not, how to send cookies! :p

  5. So many cookies...can have a try??

  6. MeRy.. of course you can try.. come come give me your address.. :)

  7. next time must try ur cookies..

  8. You are very good in baking. Must share more recipe ya.

    The biscuits look very crunchy and nutritious. Good job!

  9. Rachel.. if you move nearer to me.. sure send to you for try...

    Joanne... no la, just trying only.. but the biscuits taste good!


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