Ooty varkey

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Ooty Varkey
Alternative namesVarkey
Main ingredientsWheat flour
Variationswheat flour, semolina

Ooty varkey is a type of biscuit food, made out of wheat flour, rava, rice, semolina, water, ghee, sugar and salt. It can be either deep fried or baked.


Since the colonial rule, Ooty Varkey is famous for its Varkey. No one knows how or when it came in to existence or how it came to be called Varkey. [1]

Efforts on GI (Geographical Indication) certification recognition[edit]

The president of Ooty Bakery Owners Association informed that if they are given GI certification it will be a boon to the bakers in Ooty. They obtain the raw materials domestically. The properties of the water and weather in Ooty gives Varkey a distinct taste.[2]

No Animal Fat[edit]

Ooty Varkey does not contain animal fat. There are more than 90 Varkey manufacturers in Ooty and none of them use animal fat in its production is what the president of Ooty Bakery owners Association claims.[3]


  1. ^ The Hindu, Tamil Nadu (7 December 2014). "'Ooty varkey' synonymous with the Blue Mountains". D.Radhakrishnan. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ THE HINDU, Coimbatore (27 July 2015). "Efforts on to get GI recognition for Ooty 'Varkey'". M.Soundariya Preetha. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ The Hindu, Cities, Coimbatore. "'No animal fat in Ooty varkey'" (02 October 2015). Special Correspondent. Retrieved 11 December 2017.