Amazing & Addictive Tea Time Snack
Karachi Bakery is a bakery in Hyderabad, in the Indian state of Telangana. It is one of the popular bakeries in Hyderabad. The bakery is popular for its fruit biscuits, dil kush and plum cake. We can find these popular Karachi Biscuits (Tutti Frutti Biscuits) in any Indian Grocery shops. These Fruit Biscuits are so attractive mainly because of the bright color of the tutti frutti. They are delicious, crumble in mouth and melt in mouth, they release exotic flavors of butter and added fruits within, as you relish them! We can make these Tutti Frutti Biscuits pretty simple at home. There are many variations we can bring in but I have used the simple plain version.
Tutti Frutti, are papaya cubed and candied into various colors like green, red and yellow. They are widely used in sweets, cookies, cakes, and ice cream. It gives a nice sweet and slightly crunchy taste to the dishes. This version of Tutti Frutti Biscuits is pretty straight forward. Generally we add custard powder and enrich with cashew or almond nuts along with tutti fruti, but here I have given a plain version of just using tutti frutti without custard powder and nuts. Also I made these cookies in Pressure Cooker without using conventional oven.
Baking recipes can be made using pressure cooker itself. First, we have to add fine sand or salt on bottom of the pressure cooker and heat the cooker in medium flame for 10 mins. We should not put the whistle or gasket on the lid. Also we need to keep a perforated plate or a flat bowl upside down. The main reason for keeping this is that the baking tray or vessel in which we place the cookies should not touch the sand/salt directly. So I have kept a flat bowl upside down and placed the baking tray. Place the cookies in a vessel lined with baking sheet and place it inside the cooker, and close the cooker with lid and cook in medium-low flame for 15 mins. Keep checking the cookies in regular intervals to make sure the cookies are not burnt.
(For the detailed step by step instructions along with pictures and more details, please scroll down further to Steps section below)
Cookie Dough Preparation
Mixing Rest of Ingredients
Dough Making Process
Then add maida 1/2 cup at a time, and gently fold everything together. Mix everything together so that i can form a dough. If you are not able to make a dough and the mixture is very crumble, then sprinkle little milk and knead together to make a dough. Do not add more milk. Just add a teaspoon and check if you can make a dough
Dough Setting Process
Pre-heating Pressure Cooker
After 1 hour, Keep a Pressure cooker on medium flame. Add 2 cups of salt or fine sand. Also we need to keep a perforated plate or a flat bowl upside down. The main reason for keeping this is that the baking tray or vessel in which we place the cookies should not touch the sand/salt directly. So I have kept a flat bowl upside down. Now Close the pressure cooker with the lid. We should not put the whistle or gasket on the lid. Let the cooker gets heated in medium flame for 10 mins
Prepare the Cookies
Pressure Cooker Baking Time
Keep the flame medium-low and place the baking tray on top of the perforated plate or upside down bowl. Close the cooker with the lid. Again we should not put gasket and whistle. Let the cookies get baked inside the pressure cooker for atleast 12-15 mins. Check the cookies in regular intervals to make sure they are not getting burnt.
Cooling & Storing
You can also cook it in Oven
We can use the conventional oven to bake these yummy cookies. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F or 170 degrees C and bake the cookies for 10 mins