Friday, May 29, 2009

Butter bisuit

I don't know the exact name of this biscuit. But in my home town (Tirunelveli, TN,India) they call it as soosbery biscuit / butter biscuit and in other places as suji biscuit that means a biscuit made of ghee / clarified butter.
In some bakeries they make it with dalda / vanaspathi .
I have been searching for this recipe for a long time, as we cannot get it here. Luckily I came across Subhie Arun's excellent recipe for it.
I am recording the recipe again for my own use. Thanks dear for sharing this rare recipe. only thing I modified is flattened it a bit, just to get my home town biscuit:)
The biscuits came out just exactly like the Tirunelveli bakery's butter biscuit ...just try it and enjoy the weekend.



Ingredients:

Ghee - 1/2 cup
Icing Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
All purpose flour - 1 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch

Method


Preheat the oven to 350 degree C.
1. Mix ghee and sugar in mixing bowl with a fork to get a creamy texture.
2. Mix well the salt,baking powder and flour.
3. Add everything together , knead and make a dough like chapathi dough.
Make a soft dough.The dough should be slightly sticky on your finger.
(adjust flour and sugar to get the dough consistency).
4. Place an aluminium foil on a baking tray. Make small balls , slightly flatten it and place it on the baking tray and bake for just 8 - 10 minutes depending upon your oven.
5.Remove the biscuit once it starts leaving the tray. Don't worry about it being soft now, after cooling it becomes hard.
Let it cool and then store in air tight container.
Butter biscuit is ready!

Note:
Makes 20 biscuits approximately.

Award:

Surprisingly while publishing this "Subhie's version of butter biscuit, I got an award from her. Great coincidence ...right:)

Thank you dear. I feel honored.

47 comments:

Padma said...

That sure is a coincidence and congrats on your award. Butter biscuits looks so delicious. I will also try it out sometime :)

Prathibha said...

we call it benne Biscuit...Looks yummy..

Parita said...

Wow these looks delicious..have come out very well..will try this soon :)..congrats on your award :)

Ushanandini said...

One of my Fav biscuit during my young days(?!). Perfectly shaped and baked biscuits. Looks Yum!

ARUNA said...

awesome viki......they r so round, fluffy n cute!

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too love these biscuits Viki....we call it nei biscuit too..right? Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe dear :)

Happy cook said...

I love this biscuit, looks really yumm. One of my favourite from the bakers when i was at home.
Looks really yumm and all of the are so well shaped.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love this biscuit... I used to make it as a kid with my Mein/Mami...
Love it... Yours look perfect...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Congrats on your award dear! Well deserved...

Priyameena said...

Viki..You are remaining my college days in Tirunelveli...It looks like the same one in arasan bakery..Great

Srilakshmi said...

My mom used to make the same kind of biscuits! These look lovely - wish I could grab one :-) Congrats on your award!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the quick response my friends.
Priya Meena : Yes dear, I love that arasan bakery , its famous icecream parlor etc. Thanks for reminding me too:)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! lovely pic ...love the recipe aswell ..hey looks easy and tasty too ..will give it a try ..soon hey thanks for sharing

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

congrads on your award.. :)
This snap is amazing..nice presentation.. :)

Sweta said...

Viki-these are called "Nankhatai" in Bombay and "Butter biscuit"in b'lore.We used to bake these in school-I love the way it melts in the mouth-excellent:)

Sweta said...

BTW-do you have the recipe for the famous Tirunelveli halwa? It's such a sinful halwa ;)

Padma said...

Hello Viki
click on this link for a surprise :)
http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/05/dhal-coconut-chutney.html

Vij said...

biscuit looks so lovely! perfectly baked.

kittymatti said...

lovely butter biscuits!! Love them, sure to make them soon

Anu said...

Biscuits looks very inviting! I love this biscuit.. gonna try this :)

Cham said...

I was looking this recipe for click event! Finally not much satisfied of any recipe around, looks really perfect the butter biscuit! Urge me to try soon, congrats on ur award!

Pooja said...

That was a great coincidence! Congrats on your award. The biscuits look great and delicious!

Superchef said...

oohh..i think ive had this before and liked it but never knew this was what it was called!! they look soo good!!

n yeah, congrats!! :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Aaaha Great coinsidence. Love baker's biscuits, sure it turned out perfect for you. Whatever in the name...bet it tasted great. Love the shape, infact.

Priya said...

Woww Viki...prefectly shaped and baked butter biscuit, feel like grabbing few from the pic...Gorgeous!

Poornima Nair said...

The biscuits look so cute, really tempting...congrats on the awards.

Vrinda said...

Congrats on ur award Viki..cookies look perfect,me too posted same long b4,by name Nan Khatayi..

sriharivatsan said...

This shows that you are becoming expert nowadays..Master chef, the butter biscuts looks g8 and perfect. wanna to grab one for my kutti as he is a big fan of this..

Varsha Vipins said...

yum yum..totally grt biscuits viki..:)

Suparna said...

hi viki,
I used to feast on these very frequently during my childhood days
we had the best benne biscuit (th's how it's called in kannada)available at a nearby Iyengar's Bakery! wow dear u've got them so exact :) the recipe sounds easy too, shall try it sometime. Thanks.
Happy weekend
TC

Chitra said...

will sure try this viki. even my mom calls this as sooseberry:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,looks amazing! Wud love to try it out!

Vibaas said...

love this and want to grab those :)

Divya Vikram said...

Ah!! Butter biscuits make me nostalgic. looks similar to the ones we get in bakeries. great try..

sowmya said...

called as naankatai in th e north..looks delicious..

sowmya said...

btw , my native is tirunelveli too..

Jaishree said...

Butter biscuitslookssodelicious.will try this soon... congrats on your award :)

Hari Chandana said...

woww...yummyyy.. very nice pics:)

Usha said...

Butter biscuits look awesome!

Pooja said...

looks so yummy ! feel like grabbing it from the screen !

Aparna Prabhu said...

Hey Viki I m new to ur blog nd we call this as Narayan Katar nd in kannada they call benne buiscuit thanx for making me remember this biscuit a long time.........

Anuradha said...

Looks so yummy.. I love this biscuits. I will also try it out sometime. ...

sathya shankaran said...

its awesome we call it benne biscuits in bangalore....i tried it it came very well.i have one doubt ...do we need to keep it outside for a while after kneading the dough

sathya shankaran said...

its delicious i tried it....i have a query....do the dough need to be kept for a while after kneading

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Sathya.You can do it immediately after kneading or after 10 minutes. I made those biscuits using a room temperature dough.

Revathy cute vijay fan said...

lovely juice berry biscuits
i too frm tvl
my longings for ths biscuits has been satisfied by your recipe
thanq u so much mam
pls post pressure cook cake nd cookie recipes
waiting 4 our hometown recipes

Vikis Kitchen said...

Revathy: Sure, I will try to post tnvly recipes. thanks for the nice words.

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