Salt Biscuits are famous south Indian snacks. They are best tasted with hot tea. Sweet and salt biscuits are almost available in every Irani tea stall. They are best suited for small children as well as old age people.
I wonder many people instead of having nutritious low-calorie food during the morning as a breakfast have two biscuits and a cup of tea or milk. Especially in Hyderabad, salt biscuits are common among below poverty line and Karachi biscuits among the middle and upper class.
Salt biscuits are usually prepared using maida or all purpose flour and vanaspati as main ingredients to make it soft and mouth melting. In order to get the soft and puffy output, we need to mix vigorously. That is why we see large machines in every bakery.
Either they use butter or vanaspati to knead the dough, in most of the cases they use vanaspati as its low cost. When it comes to the bakery they use soda or some times yeast. In another variation, I have seen people adding jeera even that is good for health, whereas we have added thymol seeds to keep your stomach in good condition and improve digestion.
Salt Biscuits, Homemade Salt Biscuits, How to Make Salt Biscuits Recipe
- Refined Flour – 500 gms
- Sugar Powder – 50 gms
- Vanaspathi – 250 gms
- Salt – 3 tsp
- Thymol seeds Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
- Water - required
How to Make Salt Biscuits:
- Mix refined flour and vanaspathi with your finger tips until it turns out like bread powder
- Add sugar powder, salt, Thymol seeds, Cumin seeds and little water and make it as a smooth dough
- Make small balls and place them in a greased tray with a gap of one inch
- Press the balls to squeeze them into a circular shape.
- Take a fork and make holes evenly so that the biscuits are baked equally
- Put the tray in the oven at a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let them bake for 20-25 minutes.