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Pista badam biscuits

Pista badam biscuits is a popular Indian Dessert
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Serves 4


2 cups - Maida.

1 cup - Sugar (powdered).

A pinch - Baking soda.

A cup - Pista-badam, coarsely powdered.

1 tsp - Saffron (optional).

1 tsp - Nutmeg and Cardamom powder.

1 cup - Vegetable ghee, as much as required for the dough.

Vegetable Ghee for greasing.


  1. Mix maida, sugar, soda, dry fruit powder and the nutmeg powder well.
  2. Add the saffron if using, mix well.
  3. Melt the vegetable ghee and let it become warm enough to put your hand.
  4. Once it is warm, mix it into the flour mixture and make a dough. The dough should be loose enough to make small balls.
  5. Flatten the ball slightly and make a depression.
  6. Grease a baking tray and start placing these flattened balls with a little distance.
  7. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees, place the tray.
  8. Keep watching as it burns.
  9. It will approximately take around 5 mins. Remove as soon as it becomes light pink.
  10. Remove it and cool. Keep in airtight box.
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