Apr 9, 2015

Osmania Biscuits

Now coming to the fourth recipe again one more biscuit from Hyderabad. Osmania Biscuits these are very popular in Irani chai cafe's in Hyderabad. Chai-biscuit is very popular in Irani cafe's among Hyderabad people. They like to order this Osmania biscuits with chai and dip this biscuits in chai and enjoy.  They use ammonia to make this biscuits but I replaced this with baking powder. To check for the history of this biscuit check here   and I have adopted the recipe from here 
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Let's check the recipe......
INGREDIENTS:---
All purpose flour (maida)  ---  200 grams
Sugar powder  ----   80 grams
Butter   -----  120 grams
Milk powder  ----  10 grams
Custard powder   ---  10 grams
Baking powder   ---  1/4 tea sp
Cardamom powder  ---  1/2 tea sp 
Milk   ---  2 tab sp + 2 tab sp
METHOD:---
1. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl add 2 tab sp milk and mix well.
2. In another bowl mix flour, milk powder, custard powder, cardamom powder, baking powder and mix well to combine every thing.
3. Add this dry ingredients to butter and sugar mixture and make a smooth dough.
4. Add saffron to the remaining 2 tab.sp  milk mix well and set a side. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree C.
5. Now roll the dough in to thin sheet and cut the biscuits with a round cookie cutter.
6. Place the biscuits in a baking tray and pour the saffron and milk mixture over the biscuits.
7. Drain off the extra milk and bake the cookies at 180 degree C. for 15 minutes
Remove from the oven and enjoy this Hyderabadi special Osmania Biscuits with tea.
These biscuits will taste great with chai (tea)





21 comments:

Suma Gandlur said...

Wow, Padma. You are on a Hyderabadi cookie spree. :)The cookies look yum.

Usha said...

You know what, I never tasted these biscuits before and saw someone mention about it on FB. During my last trip I made it a point to pick up these biscuits from Karachi bakery.

Your biscuits turned out great.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

I am bookmarking it... so tempting.. I have seen this before but never tried it...

Harini-Jaya R said...

Yet another Hyderabadi cookie!! Lovely..

veena krishnakumar said...

I love these biscuits. they have come out so well padma

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wonderful looking cookies..nice to see all the Hyderabad special cookies in this series..well done.

Rajani S said...

I never knew that there was something called baker's ammonia! I was shocked when you mentioned it :D. Anyway, the cookies look great. Its cold, cloudy and about to rain here. If only I could have one of those to go with my tea...:-)

Srividhya said...

picture perfect. lovely round shapes

vaishali sabnani said...

Now I have to ask someone to get me these or else will have to try them. The saffron on the biscuits gives then a rich look and they look absolutely melt in the mouth kinds.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Crispy and crunchy looking biscuits.
Deepa

Priya Suresh said...

Those crunchy osmania biscuits came out extremely gorgeous. U nailed them prefectly..

The Pumpkin Farm said...

those kesar strands are too die for...they look stunning padma

Kalyani said...

You r bringing Hyderabad alive with those biscuits ... Love to munch on these ..

Pavani N said...

Perfect tea time snack. Those cookies look Amazing.

Srivalli said...

The biscuits have turned out prefect Padma..very nice!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Perfect bake and tasty companion to hot chai!!! Loving all your cookie bakes this BM padma!! :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I have heard a lot about these cookies, but have never tasted them. Looks very delicious :)

Archana Potdar said...

Padma you are back again in Andhra! These are one awesome cookies.

Padmajha PJ said...

The cookies look so good Padma. My uncle lives in Hyderabad. Must ask him to get some for me next time :)

sneha datar said...

These are yummy biscuits.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I saw these cookies first in Valli's blog and now in your. I think Andhra has so many delicious cookies...