Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nankhatai




Here's what you will need:

1 cup All  purpose flour(Maida)

1/2 cup sugar (powdered if you are using Indian sugar)

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup Clarified butter or ghee (melted  and at room temperature)

The cooking process

Seive the flour and baking soda is a mixing bowl. Add in sugar and cardamom powder.Now add in ghee -a spoonful at a time, mixing all the ingredients simultaneously,till you are able to get all the ingredients together to form a ball.Don't drop in all the ghee at once.

Cover the ball with a cling wrap place it in a airtight container and let it rest for atleast 5 hours.It would be great if you could manage to keep it overnight.




Preheat the oven at 375 deg F.
Grease a baking sheet and pinch of small balls from the dough ball.Flatten them lightly between your palms.
Place them on baking sheet 3 cm apart.
Bake them for 15-18 mins until you see  light brown goodies with a few scars.
Remove the sheet from the oven.Once cooled store in an airtight container.

Note:You may decorated these cookies with silvered almond /cashews or pistachios.

For more healthier version of Nankhatai,check my Atta nankhatai

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a must try.My daughter will love these.

Sandhya said...

I miss these.Loved them as tea time snack back home.Yours look lovely.

Sushma Mallya said...

This is my favourite sweet...and urs look so perfect and delicious..

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Yes i also do the same way with a litte bit variation nice cookies

Nostalgia said...

wow, thanks for reminding me of this one. I used to make this long back and had almost forgotten about it. Thanks for sharing.

SE(Denufood) said...

oh wow...this is looking so good...

kitchen queen said...

the sweet looks gol and lovely. want to grab and have a bite.

Ankita said...

Thanks Sandhya,Sushma,Nostalgic,Prasu,SE and Kitchen Queen.
I love them a lot too but the amount of ghee in it is the reason why they are only made for social occasions at my home.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Padhu said...

It looks delicious and yummy.Do check my blog padhuskitchen.blogspot.com when time permits.

Ann said...

Sounds ultra yummy and I must ahve to try this soon :)

Uma said...

perfect cookies. looks so yummy. Thanks for visiting my blog :)