10 April, 2011

Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai
Nan khatai is a shortbread cookie from India. It's a egg-less cookie. It is said 2 b originated in Surat, a large port city in Gujarat. This is the best evening time snack along with a cup of tea or coffee.



Ingredients:

Maida or All purpose flour - 1/2 cup.
Gram flour or Besan - 1/2 cup.
Rava or Sooji or Semolina - 1/2 cup.
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp.
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp.
Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup.
Sugar - less then a cup.
Sliced Almonds - 1 tbsp.
Pistachios  - 1 tbsp.

Method:

=> Sieve All purpose flour , gram flour and baking soda.

=> Mix in All purpose flour, gram flour, baking soda, cardamom powder and sooji.

=> Whisk butter n sugar in a separate bowl till smooth.

=> Add the above mix to the butter mix n kneed the dough.

=> Pre-heat the oven.

=> Take some 2 tbsp of this dough, flatten it, make a cross cut on  and placed on the greased tray.

=>  Press in some sliced pistachios and sliced badam and bake for 12-13 minutes.

=> Remove n cool.

=> Now nan-khatai is ready 2 serve.....



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