Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuits !!!

Osmania biscuits are pretty famous biscuits sold in Irani cafes of  Hyderabad,Telangana..
These biscuits got their name after the last ruler of Hyderabad , Mir Osman Ali Khan..
To make any evening perfect , All u need is a cup of Irani chai n osmania biscuit...
A perfect balance of sweet and salt makes them stand out and unique when compared to other biscuits...
Making them at home is also a pretty easy affair...so join me and make it yourself ...

Ingredients :  
yield 24 biscuits

  • 110 gms  / 1/2 cup Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 80 gms / 1 cup powdered or icing sugar
  • 200 gms  All purpose flour / Maida
  • 2 tbsp Custard powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp milk plus additional 3 tbsp for milk washing the cookies..
  • A pinch saffron strands..
Method :
  • Firstly in a small bowl add the 3 tbsp of  warm milk and add the saffron strands..set this aside until use..
  • In a bowl add the All purpose flour, milk powder,custard powder, salt , baking powder ..mix well and set aside..
  • Next in another wider bowl add the butter that us at room temperature and beat well until softened  n light ...
  • Now add the powdered sugar n beat until fluffy n mixed well...
  • Later combine the flour mixture, 4 tbsp milk  with butter mixture and knead into dough...do not add any additional liquid..gradually it will form a dough that is kind of short crust in texture..
  • Now dust the counter top or work table with a tbsp of flour and start rolling it into a 0.5mm thick sheet...
Now using a round cookie cutter cut into circles..

  • Carefully lift the circles and place them on a parchment lined baking tray...
  • Now brush the biscuit tops with saffron milk..
  • This helps in getting perfect color and adds the unique flavor that osmania biscuits have...
  • Now bake these in an preheated oven at 180°c or 356°f approx..for 10 to 15 mins until the edges turn slightly golden..
  • Once baked to perfection cool them on a wire rack at room temperature..
  • Once cooled completely store in an airtight container n enjoy till stock lasts ...
Perfectly crisp..mildly sweet n salty Authentic Hyderabadi famous Osmania biscuits are ready to be served with a cup of Chai...

Make and enjoy with your family n friends...
 I bet you will fall in love with these...
We loved it hope you will love it too !!!


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