Sunday, 14 February 2016


Nankhatai are shortbread biscuits popular in India and Pakistan. The word Nankhatai is derived from Persian word Naan meaning bread and Khatai from an Afghan word meaning Biscuit. These are Indian shortbread cookies spiced with cardamom powder.This cookies are everyone's favourite.

For a change,  for the chocolate lovers I have dipped nankhatais in melted strawberry chocolate. Kids surely loves this.

Maida                                     - 1 cup

Whole wheat flour             - 1 cup
Semolina / fine rava                - ½ cup
Gram flour                              - ½ cup
Baking powder                        - 1 ¼ tsps
Sugar                                      - 1 cup
Cardamom powder                 1 tsp
Yogurt                                     - ¼ cup
Ghee                                       - 1 cup

preheat the oven to 180 C. And prepare grease a baking sheet  with butter or ghee.
In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together and mixt until all the ingredients together in the form of a dough. 
Place the dough in a cling wrap and refrigerate for about 3 hours until chill.
Don’t skip this step if you refregirate the dough you will get the cookies more crunchy.
Shape the dough into lemon size ball cookies, flatten it lightly and  cut it with the heart shape cookie cutter and make a slight thumb impression in the center.  Garnish it with almonds .
Arrange the nankhatais in a baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven and bake until lightly golden brown for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Spicy nan khatais are ready to serve with hot coffee.

Strawberry chocolate - 100 gms

Melt the strawberry chocolate either in microwave or double boil it
Dip the nan khatais in th melted chocolate and keep it for two hours to set
Strawberry nankhatais are ready.
You can melt dark or milk chocolates and dip the nan khatais as well It's upto your choice.
You can dip the balls in the crushed nutsfully and bake it..

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