Indian Parsi Cuisine
Lovely biscuits! These look so cute & delicious.
Meher, sure do replace plain flour/1tsp double acting baking powder with self raising flour/ 3/4 tsp normal baking powder. Self raising flour has some baking power so use 3/4 tsp double acting baking powder.
Let me know how they turn out.
Rita, if I don’t have double acting baking powder, can I replace plain flour/1tsp double acting baking powder with self raising flour/1 tsp normal baking powder? Thanks
Hi Zaraius, This recipe makes approx 2 dozen batasas. 24 to 29 Depending on the size of the balls you make. The cook gets to taste some, after the 2 dozen are made. 🙂
Have a good time making Batasas and do send a picture to us at webmaster@Parsicuisine.com
Hello…. How many Batasas does this recipe make approximately…. Thank you so Much for the recipe…
Baking at 250 C or F?
Sandhya, yes there are made with butter, so maybe that’s why they are called butter.
The content of butter makes them a good anti-constipating food! Batasa very popular in Mumbai, Surat.
The bakeries bake them by the millions and they are a MUST for breakfast in the morning for some people.
These are my favorite. We also called them butter for some reason. Yummy by any name!
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A stick of butter is equal to four 4 ounces or 114 gms (approx).
Here is a handy calculator site: http://www.traditionaloven.com/culinary-arts/cooking/butter/convert-stick-of-butter-to-ounce-oz.html
What is a stick of butter? It would be better if you could give us the value in gms. as per the Indian standard.