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 Top 10 Indian Homemade Biscuit Recipes

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Top 10 Indian Homemade Biscuit Recipes

Biscuits are everywhere. From small tea shops to gourmet food stores, a rack is always reserved for biscuits. This is because biscuits are amongst the most popular and handy snacks, enjoyed by everybody across the world. It is much-loved by young and old alike.

If you feel hungry on the way, the first solution you think of is to buy a pack of biscuits somewhere. If you are running late for office and have not packed a proper snack, you grab a pack of biscuits and put it in your bag, just in case! Yes, these tasty biscuits never fail to save you from a hunger attack. And, whether or not you are hungry, it is almost mandatory for many people to have a biscuit or two with their tea – or tea-time seems so incomplete!

Well, we agree that biscuits are easily available everywhere, but nothing can beat the flavor and aroma of a fresh homemade batch. Buttery, chocolaty or spicy, homemade biscuits made with love, with pure ingredients, always have a special charm. There is an almost endless variety of biscuits that can be made at home. You can even create your own recipes, using a vanilla or a chocolaty base and adding ingredients like nuts and spices as per your liking.

In this article, we have picked some of the most popular recipes, which everybody loves.

1. Khari Biscuit is one such biscuit that makes tea-time special in India. The layers of flaky biscuit which is baked in bakeries can now to be made in your own kitchen in your own oven. Though the procedure may look slightly elaborate, but the pleasure of enjoying it later is beyond imagination. Learn how to make khari biscuit step-by-step and with all the necessary tips to make this recipe a sure success.

Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits

Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits

2. Which are kids favourite? Chocolate flavoured Bourbon Biscuits. These biscuits are not so complicated to make. Just make the dough, roll them, sprinkle sugar, cut them into pieces and bake. Finally apply some chocolate butter between 2 biscuits. It takes only half an hour to make them. Surprise your little ones with this homemade version when they come home hungry after school.

Bourbon Biscuits

Bourbon Biscuits

3. Almond Biscuits for a special occasion. Flavoured with almond slivers, these are a shahi treat for taste buds. These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits with a mild tinge of vanilla and the exciting crunch of almonds will appeal to everybody. These biscuits are sure to be a surprise for your family. Try them!

Almond Biscuits, Almond Butter Biscuits

Almond Biscuits, Almond Butter Biscuits

4. Jam Biscuits is also loved by kids. It’s a short break treat to be shared with friends. These are also sandwich biscuits, but jam in between 2 biscuits. Make them with your kids and let them gain the applaud.

Jam BiscuitsJam Biscuits

5. Karachi Biscuits recalls fond memories of going to Hyderabad and coming back with a bag full of these biscuits for near and dear ones. In this city, every corner has a Karachi biscuit shop. Simply fab sweet biscuits with a pleasant touch of tutti-frutti, you won’t them anywhere else. Cashews add that slight more crunch to these biscuits. Try them! 

Karachi Biscuit

Karachi Biscuit

6. Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit are again a regional fare and that’s Hyderabad which is evident from its name itself. These are maida based biscuits, flavoured with hints of salted butter, saffron and powdered sugar. These are truly luscious and soft textured biscuits that coats your taste-buds and lingers for a while.

Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits

Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits

7. Nankhatai is a biscuit with a desi touch. This is a combination of maida and semolina with loads of Vanaspati for that melt-in-mouth texture. It is further flavoured with cardamom powder for that true Indian flavours. It is a sweet made in many Indian household during Diwali. Women make and exchange their sweets with each other.

Nankhatai, Nan Khatai Biscuit

Nankhatai, Nan Khatai Biscuit

8. Rich Shortbread Biscuits for an international feel, and much more. Seeing the soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture of shortbread biscuits, many people tend to think that it contains eggs. But these is its eggless version! With minimal ingredients and little time, the outcome is too yummy.

Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits

Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits

9. Quick Chocolaty Biscuits are perfect to surprise your kids and treat them with something special after their good performance. These are Marie biscuit coated with melted chocolate and well-decorated with colourful sprinklers, which is what makes them so attractive. Moreover, it is very easy to make. You need just 5 minutes to make them.
Quick Chocolaty Biscuits Recipe ( Tiffin Treats)

Quick Chocolaty Biscuits Recipe ( Tiffin Treats)

10. Too much refined maida and sugar in these biscuits? Looking for some wheat flour based biscuits? We have one recipe for you. With use of minimal sugar, wheat flour and hints of cardamom powder and nutmeg powder, these are good to enjoy as slightly healthier options. These eggless Atta Biscuits are a pleasure to bite into.

Atta Biscuits, Eggless Whole Wheat Biscuit

Atta Biscuits, Eggless Whole Wheat Biscuit

Try these biscuits and you will love them. You will find that they are also quite easy to prepare. Note that after baking all biscuits will be little soft, but once cooled they will become nice and crispy – just like everybody loves it! You can make a batch of your favourites and store them in an airtight container to enjoy whenever you wish, or to pack to school or office.

top 10 indian homemade biscuit recipes

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 by Tarla Dalal
khari biscuit recipe | puff pastry biscuit | Indian vegetarian khari biscuit | with 35 amazing images. An evergreen accompaniment for chai, the Khari Biscuit or Puff Pastry Biscuit is something that many people think to be a speciality that only bakeries can produce. Here we show you how to start from scratch and make wonderfully crisp and flaky Khari Biscuits right at home. The gluten, vinegar and a liberal dose of margarine are essential ingredients to get the right texture, so make sure you do not omit any of them while preparing the recipe. We suggest some tips to make the perfect khari biscuit recipe. 1. Add vinegar. It is a bleaching agent that provides whiteness to the dough and acid helps relax the gluten in the flour which makes it easier to roll out. You can add lemon/lime juice or even citric acid powder instead of vinegar. 2. Add gluten to provide our khari biscuit dough with elasticity and stretchability that our regular flour won’t be able to provide alone. 3. Make sure you knead the dough lightly, while stretching it and pulling it for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it is smooth and glossy. 4. Again fold one side of the rectangle till the centre. It is important to work quickly through this process so that the dough will remain nice and cold and the margarine won’t melt. At any stage if the dough and butter warm up and soften, just quickly put it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm up the butter again. Besides tea you can enjoy Indian vegetarian khari biscuit with a spread of one of your favourite jams or Dips and Sauces . Enjoy how to make khari biscuit recipe | puff pastry biscuit | Indian vegetarian khari biscuit | with detailed step by step photos.
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 by Tarla Dalal
karachi biscuit recipe | eggless fruit cookies | hyderabadi karachi biscuits | tutti fruitti biscuit | with 13 amazing images. Karachi Biscuit is one of the most well-known treats of Hyderabad. In fact, if you have been to Hyderabad and come back without buying the famous Karachi Biscuitsfrom Karachi Bakery, you are bound to face the wrath of your friends and family, who would have been eagerly waiting to bite into one of these melt-in-the-mouth, fruity biscuits! Each bite of this Karachi Biscuit fills your mouth with a pleasant fruity sweetness with a mild touch of spice. Tiny tutti-fruti titbits add fun to every bite, instantly making this Karachi Biscuit a favourite with kids and adults alike. The Karachi Biscuit tastes simply fab with tea, in the morning or evening. Here, we tell you how to make this wondrous treat, so you can experience it even without going to Hyderabad. Aside from eggless hyderabadi karachi biscuits, you can also try other biscuit recipes like Oats and Cinnamon Biscuits and Rich Shortbread Biscuits. Enjoy how to make Karachi Biscuit recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
The Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit is a real delicacy with rich spicy notes. Assorted nuts give these biscuits a delectable crunch, while an array of spice powders give it a tantalising aroma. To press the nuts into the dough, roll lightly with a roller pin so that you don’t thin down the dough layer, but at the same time the nuts stick firmly to it. To get the perfect colour and texture, bake the biscuits for just 15 minutes. It might still seem soft when you take it out of the oven, but once the Kesar Pista Biscuits cool in the tray, they will turn crunchy. These biscuits are sure to be a family favourite and a perfect gift to make and give for festive occasions like Diwali , Christmas and Raksha - Bandhan .
Seeing the soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture of shortbread biscuits, many people tend to think that it contains eggs. But, actually it does not. Plain flour, sugar and butter are all that you need to make incredible Rich Shortbread Biscuits. The crumbly texture and pleasant light colour of these eggless butter biscuits come from the generous use of butter. Since the dough will be a little soft, you must refrigerate it before cutting; otherwise it will be difficult to handle. Serve with hot Elaichi Tea or coffee along with other evening tea snacks .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Bourbon Biscuits – the sugar, crispy treats that are packed with lusciously creamy and buttery chocolate icing! We all have our favourite brands and hunt the store-shelves for it. But today, allow us to share a secret with you. Bourbon Biscuits are not so complicated that they cannot be made at home! In fact, homemade Bourbon Biscuits will beat even your favourite brands hands-down, partly because of the fresh flavour and partly because of the thrill of having made your favourite treat all by yourself. So, what are you waiting for... put the aprons on and get ready to fill the air with the aroma of freshly-baked chocolaty Bourbon Biscuits. These biscuits are sure to be a family favourite and a perfect gift to make and give for festive occasions like Diwali , Christmas and Raksha - Bandhan .
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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 by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth buttery biscuits made of a unique blend of plain flour and cornflour are sandwiched with tongue-tickling raspberry jam to make everybody’s favourite Jam Biscuits. The sight of the fruit jam peeping out of a hole in the biscuits adds to the visual appeal of these biscuits making them just too irresistible. You can store these biscuits in an airtight container to enjoy whenever you wish. You can also surprise your kids by packing a few of these in their snack box .
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 by Tarla Dalal
nankhatai biscuits recipe | nan khatai biscuits | eggless Indian cookies | with 20 amazing images. nankhatai biscuits are very popular Indian eggless tea time biscuits. Our vegetarian recipe of nan khatai biscuits is made with simple ingredients like plain flour, Vanaspati, powdered sugar, rava, cardamom powder, almond powder, baking powder and baking soda. A melt-in-the-mouth biscuit, with the rich aroma of ghee tinged with spicy notes of cardamom, the nankhatai is a perfect example of Indian ingenuity in making eggless Indian cookies. Almond and pistachio powders not only improves the flavour but also makes the nankhatai biscuits more porous, making every bite just melt in your mouth and coat your taste buds. Notes and tips on making the perfect nan khatai biscuits. 1. For making the Nankhatai Biscuit, in a deep bowl, place a fine sieve or strainer. Add the plain flour. Many people even add besan to the nankhatai recipe. You can freely change and mix match to make the nankhatai with only besan, sooji or maida but, maintain the measurements to get crunchy nan khatais. 2. Add the baking soda. While the soda neutralizes the acid in the recipe, but it is not sufficient enough to make biscuit nankhatai so we add baking powder too. 3. In another deep bowl, take the ghee. The ghee should not me melted; it should have a semi-solid consistency with grainy texture. 4. Combine the ghee and powdered sugar. Whisk well for 10 to 12 minutes or till white in colour, smooth and fluffy. This method is called as creaming; instead of a whisk you can make use of an electric beater. If using an electric beater it will only take 5 to 6 minutes. 4. Mix well to form soft dough. If you feel the dough is dry and you are unable to bring together all the ingredients then add 1 to 2 tsp of milk. Do not knead it, just mix all the ingredients. Also, if the dough is very soft then cover and keep it in the refrigerator for around 10-15 minutes before making the cookies. 5. Place the Nankhatai Biscuits on a baking tray at equal distance. They expand on baking so it is important to maintain some distance while placing them. Indeed, every crunchy bite of this intensely flavoured nankhatai biscuits is an opportunity to retreat from mundane worries and experience real delight! These traditional Indian cookies (nan khatai biscuits) can be served as Evening Tea Snacks, School Time Snacks, at High Tea Party and can also served to the guests on the occasion of Diwali or New year's day. Enjoy how to make nankhatai biscuits recipe | nan khatai biscuits | eggless Indian cookies | with detailed step by step photos.
These delicious Cashew Biscuits will make tea-time very memorable indeed! Cashewnuts have a very special creamy flavour, which manifests very pleasingly in the cookie too. Plus, the coarse cashew powder also gives the cookie a melt-in-the-mouth texture that is unbeatable. Make a batch of these irresistible Eggless Cashewnut Biscuits and store them in an airtight container to enjoy any time you wish you. But beware – it is difficult to stop eating them, so you might have to set yourself a limit, and tightly lid and hide the jar after that.
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 by Tarla Dalal
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are loaded with butter and cocoa, two potent ingredients that have the power to transform any food into an irresistible treat. You will find that the butter not only gives this biscuit a fabulous texture but also a rich flavour, notably buttery. A dash of vanilla highlights the strengths of cocoa, making the Chocolate and Butter Biscuits all the more appealing. Enjoy these biscuits with a cupful of your favourite beverage !
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