Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nankatai...Diwali special Indian cookies

The day I came to US and saw this fabulous cooking range with oven..nankatai was first thing that striked my mind.I remembered how my mom and MIL both used to make it amazingly good too wanted to try the same at home....finally after one year I did it and it was a great hit....Diwali time is the time when every one wants to enjoy sweets...I made nankatai only for my dear hubby as he loves sweets like anything...

Around this time of year---ie diwali... rather or any time of the year, for that matter, everyone is looking for cookie recipes....Here in america no one will refer it as nankatai..they just will know it when u say nankatai is nothing but butter cookies or eggless cookies or biscuits

Here is a Nankatai (Indian Tea or Coffee biscuits) recipe that is so simple that you’ll want to whip up a batch right now! With no frills, no fancy ingredients and no eggs, even the kids can take part in this yummy baking experience! It can be made quickly and is simple if all ingredients are handy.


All purpose flour-2 cups
Chickpea flour/ Besan-1/2 cup
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Powdered sugar-1 cup
ghee-1 cup
2 tbsp cashewnut powder
cardamon powder as per your taste

1.Heat ghee till it melts.
2.Add powdered sugar to it and keep it aside.
3.Now Sieve Maida,Besan,salt,baking powder together in big bowl.
4.To it add cashewnut powder and cardamom powder.
5.Now add melted ghee and sugar which was mixed together.
6.Knead it well in a dough.
7.Allow it to rest for 10 mins
8.Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 350 or 400 degrees
9.Make smooth balls of the dough...flatten it and place it on cookie sheet for baking
10.Place cashews or almonds as per your choice on it and bake it for 20-25 mins.

Your delicious cookies and diwali special snack is ready to gulp!

Enjoy! Happy Deepavali to one and all...

Sending this recipe to following events:

1.Bake Fest #13...event by vardhini..guest hosted by anu.....thanks for the fabulous event

and also to