Keto Khara Biscuit | Mangalorean Spicy Cookie

Keto Khara Biscuit | Mangalorean Spicy Cookie

The khara biscuit is a wonderful snack made with spices and is an amazing blend of sweet and spice. I had my recipe from my hometown of Mangalore, but unfortunately it consisted of all purpose flour which makes the traditional recipe carbohydrate heavy and not suitable for the keto diet. For this recipe, I swapped out the all purpose flour with almond and coconut flours and the outcome was delicious. Hope you enjoy these keto khara biscuits the next time you have your afternoon tea. Looking for something just sweet for snack time? Check out my keto coconut cookies and keto shortbread cookies.

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Keto Khara Biscuit - Spicy Mangalorean Cookie

Keto Khara Biscuit

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix 1 cup of almond flour, 6 tbsp coconut flour, 2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener, 3/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp black pepper powder, 1 tbsp sesame seeds, 1 tbsp crushed cashews, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp chopped ginger, 1 tbsp chopped green chilies, and 1/2 tbsp chopped curry leaves in a bowl. Then add 4 oz of butter and 2 tbsp of yogurt and mix well into the dough.

Roll a spoonful of dough into a 1 inch ball and place on the silpat or parchment paper on a baking tray and flatten. The keto khara biscuit size should be 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2 an inch thick. Then repeat until all the dough is done and I ended up with 15 biscuits. Place the baking tray in the oven and cook at 350°F for 15 minutes.


Keep butter out of refrigerator for at least 30 minutes so that it reaches room temperature

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Spicy Khara Biscuit

Keto Khara Biscuit | Mangalorean Spicy Cookie

A low carb version of a favorite tea time snack with an amazing blend of sweet and spice swapping out all purpose flour with keto friendly almond and coconut flours.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: almond flour, coconut flour, keto, keto recipe, low carb, low carb recipe
Servings: 15
Calories: 118.8kcal
Net Carbs: 2.1g




  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a bowl add almond flour, coconut flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking powder, salt, black pepper powder, sesame seeds, cashews, turmeric, ginger, green chilies and curry leaves. Mix well.
    Khara Biscuit ingredients
  • Add butter and yogurt and mix well into a dough.
    khara biscuit butter and yogurt
  • Take a spoonful of dough and roll and flatten into a cookie shape and place on a silpat or parchment paper on a baking sheet.
    khara biscuit dough
  • Makes about 15 – 1 inch diameter and 1/2 inch thick cookies.
    khara biscuit diameter
  • Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes


  • Butter should be kept out for at least 30 minutes to reach room temperature


Serving: 1-cookie | Calories: 118.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.1g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 10.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Cholesterol: 16.6mg | Sodium: 87.6mg | Potassium: 14.6mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.7g | Vitamin A: 226.2IU | Vitamin C: 19.8mg | Calcium: 44.7mg | Iron: 0.6mg | Net Carbs: 2.1g
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