Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits

Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits

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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.

Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits recipe - How to make Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits

Preparation Time:    Baking time:  30 minutes   Baking time:  25 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Baking Temperature:  160°C (320°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 16 khari biscuits
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Ingredients


For Khari Biscuit
2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vinegar
1 1/2 tsp gluten
3/4 cup lily puff margarine
plain flour (maida) for dusting and rolling

Method
For khari biscuit

    For khari biscuit
  1. For making the khari biscuit, combine the plain flour, salt, vinegar and gluten in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a stiff dough using approx. 1 cup of ice cold water. Make sure you knead the dough, while stretching it for 10 to 15 minutes on a clean dry surface till
  2. Dust a clean, flat surface with a little plain flour, place the dough on it and roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 300 mm. × 150 mm. (12” x 6”) rectangle
  3. Put dollops of the margarine evenly on two-third portion of the rectangle while leaving little space at its circumference.
  4. Fold the portion with no margarine side till 2/3 rd of the rectangle and then fold the margarine portion over it so that both the sides overlap each other perfectly.
  5. Press and seal the two open sides using your fingertips.
  6. Again dust the flat surface with a little plain flour, place the dough on it and again roll it lightly using a thick rolling pin into a 300 mm. × 150 mm. (12” x 6”) rectangle.
  7. Again fold one side of the rectangle till the centre, then fold the other side overlapping the first side. Make sure the edges are also overlapping each other perfectly.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 one more time.
  9. Dust the flat surface once again with a little plain flour, place the dough on it and roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 300 mm. × 150 mm. (12” x 6”) rectangle.
  10. Now bring both the sides together in the centre but do not overlap them but seal them and press it lightly.
  11. Overlap the two folded sides over each other to form a book.
  12. Wrap it with cling wrap and refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  13. Remove the cling wrap, dust the flat surface once again with a little plain flour and roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 250 mm. × 150 mm. (10” x 6”) rectangle.
  14. Trim and even all the sides lightly using a sharp knife.
  15. Cut lengthwise into 1" thickness to get 8 equal pieces using a sharp knife, while dusting the knife with plain flour at regular intervals.
  16. Now cut each piece into halve horizontally to get 16 pieces in all.
  17. Place all the pieces on a baking tray at regular intervals and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 25 minutes.
  18. Lower the temperature to 160°c (320°f) and bake again for 25 minutes.
  19. Cool the khari biscuits lightly and serve warm or store it in an air tight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per khari biscuit
Energy49 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates10.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium170.9 mg
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Dough for Khari biscuit

  1. For making the khari biscuit recipe | puff pastry biscuit | Indian vegetarian khari biscuit | at home, in a deep bowl take plain flour and make a well with the help of a spoon. We are making regular khari but, you can give a variation and make masala khari, jeera khari, cheese khari or cinnamon khari.
  2. Add salt.
  3. 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.
  4. Add gluten to provide our khari biscuit dough with elasticity and stretchability that our regular flour won’t be able to provide alone.
  5. Add ½ cup of ice cold water first and try to combine all the ingredients. Do not use ice or else it will be difficult to work with the dough.
  6. Mix well and knead into a stiff dough using approx. 1 cup of ice cold water.
  7. At this moment the dough is stiff and tearing, we want it to be smooth so, transfer it on a clean dry surface and start to knead.
  8. After about 7 minutes, you will see the gluten has formed due to which you can stretch the dough more than before. More the better stretch, the better the flakes you get.
  9. 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.

Rolling Khari biscuit

  1. Dust a clean, flat surface with plain flour. Take enough flour so it is easy to roll.
  2. Place the dough on it and roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 250 mm. × 150 mm. (10” x 6”) rectangle.
  3. Spread margarine evenly on two-third portion of the rectangle with your hands in such a way that it forms a flat surface of fat. It is important to keep the fat away from the borders/edges so that it doesn’t leak when we fold the dough. Also, ensure you use lily margarine only as the water content in this specific brand is quite less which helps in layers to separate and puffs to flake.
  4. Fold 1/3 of the dough with no margarine side till the centre 1/3 of the dough with margarine.
  5. Then fold the margarine portion over it so that both the portions overlap each other.
  6. Press and seal the two open sides using your finger tips. If you are afraid of laminating the dough and creating your homemade puff pastry then simply, buy readymade puff pastry dough or sheets.
  7. Again dust the flat surface with a little plain flour. Turn the dough 90 degrees and roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 300 mm. × 150 mm. (12” x 6”) rectangle. Roll it lightly, the margarine should not come out of the dough.
  8. 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.
  9. Then fold the other side overlapping the first side. Make sure the edges are also overlapping each other perfectly.
  10. Dust the dough surface with a little plain flour on both sides so it is easy for us to roll.The more you fold it, the more flaky layers our khari biscuit will have.
  11. Roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 300 mm. × 150 mm. (12” x 6”) rectangle.
  12. Again fold one side of the rectangle till the centre.
  13. Then fold the other side overlapping the first side.
  14. Roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 300 mm. × 150 mm. (12” x 6”) rectangle.
  15. Lightly fold the dough in half to get an approx center and now bring both sides together in the centre but do not overlap them.
  16. Press it lightly and keep the edges of the fold together. Overlap the two folded sides over each other to form a book.
  17. Wrap it with cling wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes to rest the gluten in the dough. The benefit of cling wrap the dough is it prevent from drying and the dough will turn cool and the margarine will harden and help us in rolling better.
  18. Remove the cling wrap and dust the dough with flour.
  19. Dust the flat surface once again with a little plain flour, place the dough on it and roll it using a thick rolling pin into a 250 mm. × 150 mm. (10” x 6”) rectangle.
  20. Trim and even all the sides of each piece lightly using a sharp knife. You see these edges are closed and won’t flake so it is necessary to trim them.
  21. Cut it into 8 equal pieces of 1” pieces using a sharp knife. You can make them tall to easily dip in tea or bite-sized if planning to make an appetizer using it. Dust the knife if required. Make use of sharp knife so they do not stick while cutting.
  22. Cut from the center and get 8 more pieces of khari.

Baking Khari biscuit

  1. Keep the oven to pre-heat at 180°C ( 360°F). Place all the pieces in a baking tray at regular intervals. If you want to give your khari biscuit a beautiful, golden brown sheen, brush it with milk or beaten egg.
  2. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C ( 360°F) for 25 minutes or till the top is slightly brown.
  3. Lower the temperature to 160°C (320°F) and bake for another 25 minutes. When the cold margarine goes into a hot oven, steam is released, causing all those layers to separate and make the khari biscuit puffy and flaky.
  4. Cool the khari biscuits | puff pastry biscuit | Indian vegetarian khari biscuit | lightly and serve warm or store it in an airtight container. Use as required.
  5. If you liked this recipe of homemade khari biscuit, also check out other popular Indian tea time snacks like Rusk, Nankhatai, Kesar Pista Biscuits and Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit.

Reviews

Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits
 on 02 Aug 19 01:41 AM
5

I would like to know how to make jeera flavour khari. Please post that method. Thanks
Tarla Dalal
02 Aug 19 11:06 AM
   Hi, You can add jeera at step 1...
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits
 on 02 Feb 18 08:21 PM
5

What is gluten? And ia there any alternative to this? And also lily puff margerine?
Tarla Dalal
03 Feb 18 09:03 AM
   Hi, There is no alternate https://www.tarladalal.com/glossary-gluten-2478i https://www.tarladalal.com/glossary-margarine-247i#ing_2475
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits
 on 08 Sep 17 06:10 PM
5

What is substitute for lily puff margraine?
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits
 on 21 Oct 16 03:56 AM
5

what can we substitute gluten?
Tarla Dalal
21 Oct 16 08:47 AM
   Hi, There is no substitute for gluten.
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits
 on 19 May 16 04:45 PM
5

Khari.. wow.. khari can be made it at home now.. little effort to put to make a perfect khari.. but it was worth it.. warm khari straight from the oven was the best.. in the first bite..