Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit

Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit

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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 .

Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit recipe - How to make Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 24 biscuits
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  1. Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the ghee and sugar in a deep bowl and mix very well with a spatula.
  3. Add the saffron-milk mixture, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and mix very well using a spatula.
  4. Add the plain flour and add the milk and knead into a soft dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  6. Roll a portion of the dough into a 125mm. (5”) by 150mm. (6”) rectangle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  7. Sprinkle a little pistachio and almonds evenly over it and roll again lightly so the nuts stick well to the dough.
  8. Cut into 25 mm. (1”) by 25 mm. (1”) squares using a sharp knife or a cookie cutter.
  9. Repeat steps 6 to 8 to make more biscuits.
  10. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 15 minutes.
  11. Cool, store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values per biscuit
Energy49 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates5.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A21 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0.1 mcg
Calcium5.7 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.6 mg
Potassium5.6 mg
Zinc0 mg
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Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit
 on 27 Aug 20 01:30 PM

Tarla Dalal
28 Aug 20 01:58 PM
   Tanveer thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes, articles you loved.
Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit
 on 16 Jul 18 05:47 PM

Can we use whole wheat flour instead of maida in same recipe Loved it with maida but wanted to make it more healthy Thank you
Tarla Dalal
17 Jul 18 08:47 AM
   Hi Mansi, Happy to know you liked the recipe. You can try using whole wheat flour in the same recipe. We have not tried it.
Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit
 on 03 Jul 18 04:15 PM

superb recepie. Just wanted to ask .. No need to add baking powder????
Tarla Dalal
04 Jul 18 11:33 AM
   Hi Deepashree, Thank you for your kind words. There is no need to add baking powder. Do try the recipe and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit
 on 13 Mar 18 02:41 PM

Absolutely amazing recipe! Love it so much.. Thank you😊
Tarla Dalal
14 Mar 18 09:12 AM
   we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit
 on 10 Jun 16 09:47 AM

Kesar pista biscuit.. A superb biscuit recipe.. which is so simple to make.. and yet tasty.. This is a must try recipe.. i have made this in double quantity.. and stored it..