Butter Makhania Biscuits or Batasa

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Need something in these covid-19 days to snack on? Avoid a super market trip. Stay home and make these Butter Biscuits. Be safe.

These melt in your mouth butter biscuits are made from all purpose flour and basic ingredients you will fine in your pantry.

Butter Makhania Biscuits or Batasa

Makhania (meaning Butter) Biscuits are usually found in Udvada, Surat and Navsari towns in India. Dotivala Bakery in Surat, Hormazd Bakery in Udvada and Kayani Bakery in Pune.


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened. (1 Stick or 8 oz American )

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp double acting baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp caraway seeds

1 tsp sugar

1/2 cup warm water


Mix all of the above  to form a ball of dough. Allow to stand for 15 to 30 minutes.

Roll into small balls and lay them on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes, then at 200 degrees for 3 hours.

Now turn off the oven and leave Batasa in the hot oven for another 3 hours. Remove from oven and cool, store only when completely cold.

These were made in United States and with a standard conventional oven.

Recipe is from cookbook by Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Manna of the 21st Century: Parsi Cuisine Paperback – March 18, 2019


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