Elaichi Biscuit (cardamom Flavoured Biscuits)
Biscuits as we Indians refer to, are not native to us but a part of our colonial hangover in some ways. Just like how we grew fond of English, Western wear and culture, biscuits became an inseparable part of ours. It became the most convenient tea time snack, tiffin box snack, the easiest thing to serve when a guest visits and that something you nibble on when you are bored. And we Indianised it a lot with our choice of flavours. Cardamom, Saffron, Ginger, Curry leaves, Carom seeds, Coconut- the Indian flavours given to biscuits are endless. You bite into one of these flavours and you tell yourself this is a desi biscuit. Elaichi is the Indian's vanilla essence, every Indian flavoured biscuit uses a tinge of cardamom. This recipe is a very easy low sweet cardamom biscuit.