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Tutti Frutti Biscuits in Pressure Cooker | Karachi Biscuits | Fruit Cookies
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Ingredients

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1 Cup Maida (All Purpose Flour)
1/2 Cup, Softened Butter Unsalted
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Tutti Frutti
1/2 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Nutritional information

1
Serving
150
Calories
15 g
Fat
52 g
Carbs
6 g
Protein

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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.

Pressure Cooker Method:

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.

I have published Eggless Mawa Cake, Eggless Pistachio cake and Ragi Banana Cake for you to try and enjoy Pressure cooker baking.

Video Version of making Tutti Frutti Cookies

Tutti Frutti Cookies (Karachi Biscuits)

How to cook easy Tutti Frutti Biscuits using Pressure cooker ?

(For the detailed step by step instructions along with pictures and more details, please scroll down further to Steps section below)

  1. In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar and beat it with a electric hand mixer or a whisk till the mixture is fluffy.
  2. Mix Vanilla essence, cardamom powder and tutti frutti and fold together.
  3. Then add maida 1/2 cup at a time, and gently fold everything together. Mix everything together so that i can form a dough.
  4. Take the cookie dough and make it in the shape of a cylinder like a log. Wrap the cookie dough with a cling wrap and place it in refrigerator for an hour.
  5. 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
  6. While the pressure cooker is getting pre-heated, take out the refrigerated cookie dough and using a sharp knife cut into 1/2″ pieces. Place the cookie pieces in a baking sheet lined tray or a steel or aluminium vessel.
  7. 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.
  8. Once the cookies are light brown and crispy, Take out the vessel from the cooke and let it cool down for couple of minutes. Then gently take out the cookies and place it on the cooling rack.

How to cook Tutti Frutti Biscuits using Oven?

  1. Pre-Heat the oven at 350 Deg F or 170 Deg C
  2. Bake the Biscuits for 10 minutes

Notes:

  1. While baking the biscuit will expand. Hence please spread the biscuits in the pressure by giving the space between the  biscuits to expand.
  2. We can use whole wheat flour instead of maida to make this more healthier. Also instead of white sugar we can use brown
  3. We can also use 1/2 cup of custard powder (vanilla is preferable)
  4. Also we can chop cashews / almonds finely and add it to the flour.
  5. If we are not able to make a dough, we can sprinkle little milk at a time and make it to a dough.
  6. The dough will be little sticky. upon refrigeration it will eventually turn harder. If 1 hour is not enough we can refrigerate for more hours. But we can also add 1/4 cup custard powder that way the dough will be dry and also flavor will be retained
  7. Resting for an hour in refrigerator is mandatory and that will help the cookies not to crumble.
  8. We can add rose essence instead of vanilla essence
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Steps

1
Done
15 mins

Cookie Dough Preparation

In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar and beat it with a electric hand mixer or a whisk till the mixture is fluffy. Make sure the butter is soft and it is in room temperature. Do not microwave the butter.

2
Done
5 mins

Mixing Rest of Ingredients

Mix Vanilla essence, cardamom powder and tutti frutti and fold together.

3
Done
5 mins

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

4
Done
1 hour

Dough Setting Process

Take the cookie dough and make it in the shape of a cylinder like a log. Wrap the cookie dough with a cling wrap and place it in refrigerator for an hour.

5
Done
10 mins

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

6
Done
10 mins

Prepare the Cookies

While the pressure cooker is getting pre-heated, take out the refrigerated cookie dough and using a sharp knife cut into 1/2" pieces. Place the cookie pieces in a baking sheet lined tray or a steel or aluminium vessel. I used Anajara petti (spice box).

7
Done
15 mins

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.

8
Done
5 mins

Cooling & Storing

Once the cookies are light brown and crispy, Take out the vessel from the cooke and let it cool down for couple of minutes. Then gently take out the cookies and place it on the cooling rack. Let the cookies gets cooled down. Then store it in air-tight container

9
Done

Serving Time!

Serve the delicious Tutti Frutti Biscuits (Karachi Biscuits) with hot tea and coffee and enjoy this wonderful snack!

10
Done

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

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger. I ♡ FOOD. I also love food blogging.Did you make a recipe? Tag @Subbusktichen on Instagram. I WANNA SEE!

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Venkat R

colorful biscuits.. good that you explained the recipe using pressure cooker which every one have access to

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