Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits

Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits

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Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit is one of the most famous treats in that region. A must-buy item on the shopping list of every visitor, these saffron-tinged biscuits have a rich milky taste and buttery mouth-feel.

Take a bite and let it rest on your palate for a few seconds to be engulfed by the magical taste of saffron. Here we show you how to make this interesting biscuit yourself.

It is surprisingly quite easy to make! Once the cookies are baked, let them cool completely before tasting, only then they will become crispy.

Try other biscuit recipes like the Karachi Biscuits and Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit .

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Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits recipe - How to make Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  30 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20Makes 20 biscuits
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1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp custard powder
2 tbsp milk powder
5 tbsp butter
6 tbsp powdered sugar
a pinch of salt
plain flour (maida) for rolling
  1. Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the plain flour, baking powder, custard powder, milk powder and salt and sieve it. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and cream it using a spatula.
  4. Add the saffron-milk mixture and mix very well with help of a spatula.
  5. Add the plain flour-custard mixture, mix well and knead into a soft dough, without using any water or milk.
  6. Cover the dough using a cling warp and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle little plain flour on a clean, dry surface and roll the dough into 275 mm. (11’) diameter circle and with help of a vati or a cookie cutter cut into 50 mm. (2”) diameter roundels.
  8. Repeat step 7 to make more circles. Keep doing till the dough is over and you get 20 circles in total.
  9. Arrange the biscuits on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 25 minutes.
  10. Cool completely and store in an air tight container. Use as required.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per biscuit
Energy73 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates10.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat2.9 g
Cholesterol7.9 mg
Sodium26 mg

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Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits
 on 24 Apr 20 02:39 PM

Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits
 on 22 Apr 20 09:05 PM

mam, what if we don''t have microwave or otg ?
Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits
 on 27 Mar 17 05:05 PM

I love the flavour of saffron, this biscuits are on my shelf all the time now, and they go well with milk, tea or coffee, my family members favourite tea time biscuit....