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What is a stick of butter? It would be better if you could give us the value in gms. as per the Indian standard.
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
[…] dress for tea; I was made to do the same. Once we were ready, out came the treats: Parsi biscuits—batasa, nan-khatai and flaky khari, patrel, rolled, steamed arbi leaves stuffed with besan masala; […]
[…] Batasa is another parsi favorite. Dip the batasa into your tea or coffee for the right amount of … […]
These are my favorite. We also called them butter for some reason. Yummy by any name!
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.
Baking at 250 C or F?
Hello…. How many Batasas does this recipe make approximately…. Thank you so Much for the recipe…
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
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
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.
Lovely biscuits! These look so cute & delicious.