In a bowl, sift the flour with icing sugar well. Add the vanilla essence and mix.
Then, slowly mix in the vanaspati. This needs to be done with small quantity and you need to keep rubbing it to get that crumbly texture.
Press the Convection mode in your Microwave, increase the temperature to 185 degrees. The time duration for pre-heating is taken care automatically by the microwave oven.
Keep kneading the dough and continue till you get a dough that is soft yet stays in shape. Pinch out small balls and press between your palms to form small circles.
Else, you can also make balls and roll them to the thickness you prefer and cut with a biscuit cutter.
I simply pinched out balls and pressed them before placing them on the tray. You need not grease the tray as the biscuits will let out oil during the baking process.
Once you have placed all the biscuits on the tray and the timer on the pre-heat goes out, place the tray inside the microwave oven and bake for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, you can let it rest for few minutes inside the oven. Then, remove and allow it to cool before storing it in an airtight container.
With 1 cup of flour, I was able to make 1 batch, but if you want to make more, remove the biscuits onto the wire rack and bake the second batch.