Monday, August 22

NaanKhatai!! (Indian Eggless Shortbread)

NaanKhatai!! (Indian Shortbread) is the very famous cookies in India. This is the easiest and best cookies to be made in no time and with minimum ingredients. These cookies can be made with gram flour and rawa or even only with maida. Even this naankhatai can be made on cook-top  for that recipe may be you have to wait for my next post.. This is a beginner recipe with only few basic ingredients which I believe every house will have it. This cookies can be stored in a airtight container for a week and you enjoy with hot cup tea... Naankhatai can be a great idea for gifting during Diwali or Holi..Do try this recipe and let me know.

3/4 cup maida(all purpose flour)
1/4 cup gram flour(besan)
1/2 ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder.

Baking Method.
Pre-heat oven at 180c for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl add maida, besan, sugar, baking powder and cardamom powder and mixing them well. Then by adding little by little ghee, knead a cookie dough. Then divide a dough into 18 equal sized portion. Take a each ball and press in between your palm to give a cookie shape.
Now place the cookies on to greased baking tray and bake them for 12 to 15 minutes at 180c.
Then cool them on to a wire rack and once completely cooled. Store them into a airtight container.
Serve with hot cup tea or warm milk..


beena stephen said...

Delicious nann khatai. Perfect tea time snack

Amina Khaleel said...

your naan khatai looks simply awesome... makes me feel like grabbing one from my laptop screen!
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Dr Renu said...

What shud be the texture if dough?
What shud be the size/ height of a cookie ball (pressed) placed in tray?

Rumana Ambrin said...

@beena stephen Thanks dear..

Rumana Ambrin said...

@Amina KhaleelThanks .. Will definitely participate..

Rumana Ambrin said...

@Dr Renu Dough should not be to dry or to wet. It should be a soft dough.. This measurement will help you for the right consistency of a dough. And the size of a cookie should be a small lemon size ball.. Bcoz they'll spread while baking.. I hope this information will help you!! Do try and send me the picture!!

Angie Schneider said...

They look so beautifully golden brown and delicious.

Rumana Ambrin said...

Thanks!! Since I added a gram flour also that's why they have taken a golden brown color��

Nammi said...

this is so wierd :) we have similar cookies here most probably came from India I guess, but minus the nuts. :) have a nice weekend

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