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Today i am sharing with you all a very delicious and a very popular cookie – ” Tutti Frutti  Cookies / Fruit Cookies ” . These cookies are also known as ” Karachi Biscuits ” . These are so colorful that kids will surely get attracted to it. I am sure not only kids , but many of us too are fond of this famous Hyderabad cookies . The flavor and taste of them is just Wow !! I saw this recipe here and knew I had to try it out soon. Bang On !!  These colourful and beautiful cookies were so easy to make at home . My kids just loved it . You too give a try …. i am confident your kids too will love them !! So lets get started :

Print Recipe
Colorful , eggfree Tutti frutti Cookies / Karachi biscuits
Course snack
Cuisine indian
Course snack
Cuisine indian
  1. In a bowl take butter and sugar powder . Whisk well until its creamy and fluffy .
  2. Now add 3 tbsp milk and rose essence and mix well .
  3. In another bowl , sieve maida , custard powder and baking powder .
  4. To the sieved mix , add tutti frutti and chopped cashews. Mix well .
  5. Now add this maida mix to the beaten butter mix. Add dry ingredient to the wet ingredient in 2- 3 batches and with a help of  whisk/ spatula / hand make a dough .No need to knead the dough much you just have to make a dough .if the dough is crumbly , add 1 more tbsp milk .the dough has to be non sticky.
  7. Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll the dough to cylindrical log shape and wrap it in polythene cover / cling film .Refrigerate the covered logs for 2-3 hours / till they become hard .
    fruit cookies
  8. After 2-3 hours , remove the log  and cut into 1/2 inch thick roundels.Use a sharp  knife else the cookies may break while cutting .
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  9. Preheat the oven at 180c for 10 minutes .
  10. Arrange the cookies on the baking tray lined with parchment paper. Leave some space in between .
  11. Place the tray in the middle rack and bake the cookies in 180 c for 15 min / till the edges starts getting golden brown .
  12. Remove the cookies from the tray and let it cool completely.Initially they look soft when hot but after 30-40 mins , they will become crunchy and tasty only after they are cooled completely.
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  13. Store the cookies in an air tight container and relish !!! Stays good for atleast 5-6 days ( it gets vanished before that !! )
    eggless fruit cookies
  14. eggless karachi biscuits
Recipe Notes
  • As a variation you can add orange juice instead of milk and  orange zest instead of essence.
  • If you don't have tutti fruttis you may replace it with cashews , nuts , raisins etc .
  • Keeping the cookie dough in the fridge will harden it. You can cut into desired shape later easily .
  • Use a sharp knife to get a smooth finish on the cookies.While cutting the cookies,cookies may crumble lightly. Use your fingers and press gently on the cracks. It will be fine.
  • The baking time may vary a bit . You should bake till the sides of cookie turn golden brown .it may take 15-20 mins depending on your oven.
  • increase the butter quantity to 3/4th cup if you are ok for more better texture .
  • Don't add 5 tbsp of milk at once. We dont want our dough to become moist. Add 3 tbsp first and later if required add 1-2 tbsp more.



  • Reply
    Sathya Priya
    June 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    crispy,tasty cookies smitha.

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    marudhus kitchen
    June 30, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Sweet fruits in each bite..yumm

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    Ramya Venkateswaran
    June 30, 2015 at 3:20 am

    wow one of my favorites

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    Rafeeda AR
    June 30, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Oh just look at them! So much like store bought…

  • Reply
    June 30, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Can this be baked I microwave, can you guide pls

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    June 30, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Thanks for sharing the recepie..i love karachi biscuits.. Shal try this.y

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    June 30, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Can maida be replaced with Wheat Flour or any otr thing ?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    June 30, 2015 at 11:21 am

    @Dhivya… ya u can replace maida with wheat flour…

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    June 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for posting a detailed recipe ! can’t wait to try it 🙂

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    Meri Rasoi
    July 1, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Delicious Cookies..loved it:)

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    Sony P
    July 1, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Looks super crunchy and yummy!

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    VP Jayanthi
    July 3, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Thanks for your detailed explanation of the recipe, will try for sure.

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    Jeena suraj
    July 5, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Wow, delicious cookies, well explained and yummmm..

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    November 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Test it twice and love it!! I just don’t put custard (we don’t find it in France) and put chocolate crisp or toffee and it’s so so good!!!

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    November 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Smitha,I tried this recipe, tastes awesome!But the cookies size expanded a lot when I was baking in the oven, any idea what would have went wrong?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    November 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    May be the amount of butter / baking powder was more

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    December 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Awesome recipe. A at our house. I have taken photo but do nit know how to post here. Thank you so so much for the recipe.

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    February 1, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks smitha..my whole family and friends loved it..

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    Veena Shenoy
    February 15, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Tried ur recipe …everything was d same …BT I wen baked it fr 10min..top part was v.soft n so baked fr another 2 min…started burning …so stopped d microwave inbeteen …now after cool the biscuits hv turned v.hard like rusk !!

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    February 18, 2016 at 3:23 am

    ya after baking initially it will be little soft wen hot . once cool it will turn crisp. may be you over bake thats y gt hard

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    January 12, 2017 at 7:42 am

    hi… can v skip custard powder in karachi biscuit? wat will be the difference of non using of it?

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    January 18, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I dnt have oven… What should i do.. ?

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