Sanoli's Kitchen: NAN KHATAI - AN EGGLESS COOKIE

Sunday, July 7, 2013

NAN KHATAI - AN EGGLESS COOKIE

Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food

'Nan Khatai' is nothing but eggless cookie, very famous in India and Pakistan. Cute looking short bread cookies are melt-in-mouth. They are very rich, crispy and buttery. These nan khatais are absolute delight with a cup of piping hot tea or coffee. The cookies are really simple, easy to bake and perfect in taste. So lets get started....

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup All Purpose Flour / Wheat Flour
2 tbsps Corn Starch (optional)
1/2 Cup / 115 gm Unsalted Butter, at room temperature (or clarified butter)
1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar (or powdered sugar)
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
Few Almonds & Pistachios, chopped (for garnishing)

METHOD:

Mix confectioners sugar with butter.

Mix butter and sugar with a spoon, until light and fluffy. It takes approximately 1&1/2 minutes.


Sieve all purpose flour with baking soda. Mix salt in it. Now pour flour, salt and baking soda into the butter-sugar mixture.

Add 1/2 tsp cardamom powder in it.

Beat it again till it incorporated well. First the mixture would resemble bread crumbs.

Slowly knead it in a smooth dough.


Make small gooseberry sized balls (I made 24 nos.) and make sure balls don't have any crack on their outer surface. Place the balls on a alluminium foil lined tray with space of 2" apart. Put some horizontal mark on each ball with the tip of your knife.
Press them down with pistachios and almonds slices on the top and flatten them very slightly.


Preheat oven to 170 C / 325 F for 10 minutes. Place the baking tray at the center of the oven. Bake for 18 minutes. Remove it from the oven, let it cool down for 5 minutes on the cookie tray.

Now remove them on a cooling rack and let them cool completely.

Then store them in air-tight container.

Serve it with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy it anytime!!!
Sending to: Guru's Cooking Giveaway Kid's Special '13

30 comments:

  1. Perfectly baked cookies.. Looks yum!

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  2. Looks like store brought so perfect...

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  3. these cookies just melt in mouth,lovely cookies

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  4. Iam having my breakfast right now, need this to dunk it in tea. so good.

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  5. Nan-khatai looks fabulous!! Drooling over here! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  6. same pinch dear,i too made it today,t'mrow will post

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  7. my god sano these have come out so good
    u guys r making it even better than mine

    too good way too good
    so this is ur fourth entry
    ok updating my list
    and thanks for linking up

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  8. Delicious nankathais.. Indian Cookies :)

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  9. super tempting nankhatais....

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  10. perfectly done..awesome clicks..

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  11. Crispy Nan-Khattai. Yummy Sanoli daroon dekhte lagche.

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  12. looks nice.. Happy to follow your space,do drop by mine and join too:)

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  13. perfectly baked Nankhatais...looks so delicious..loved ur pictorials

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  14. Luce delicioso y hermoso quiero ir por varios trozos,abrazos y abrazos.

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  15. Perfect batch of nankhatais!!! Delicious!!!!

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  16. beautiful buttery cookies,love it a lot,yummy!!

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  17. lovely cookies...perfectly made one...

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  18. Wow! My favourite cookies... Nan khatai looks delicious and perfect. Your clicks are beautiful Sanoli :-)

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  19. Wow.. Perfect looking nan khatai :)

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  20. looks divine..beautiful clicks.....

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  21. they look so tempting and are done picture perfectly... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Sowmya
    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Kid's delight - Sweet Treats

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  22. So tempting nan khatai.. Perfect looking ones !!

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