Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Nankhatai- Tried and tasted
Cookies have been on my baking wishlist since a very long time. Today i decided to bake the traditional nankhatai. While i was searching for recipes on the web i came across many versions of nankhatai such as using ghee, dalda, butter. I will be trying out all the versions later but for today it is nankhatai with ghee.When i looked at Mullai' s recipe i felt it was very easy to follow but could not see the pics of the procedure. I guess we have to log in to see that. I wish Mullai had a blog so that i could see most of her recipes., anyway have left a comment on her space. Mullai if you are seeing this, thank you so much for the fool proof recipe.
The original recipe is here
All purpose flour 1/2 cup
Sugar powdered 1/4 cup
Ghee( kept in the regrigerator for 15 mins) 1/4 cup
Rava 1 tsp
Baking soda 1 pinch
Salt 1 pinch
Cardamom powder 1 pinch
Take the powdered sugar and ghee in a bowl.
Beat it for 5 minutes or till it becomes creamy
Add the maida, baking soda, salt to it .
Gather it together as shown
Knead the dough for a minute into a very soft dough
Let it rest for 20 minutes , and preheat the oven
Grease a cookie sheet and make small even size balls and shape them like peda.
Arrange them on the plate leaving gap in between them
Bake them at 190 C for 12 to 13 minutes. Let it cool for another 15 minutes.
Actually it isn't as brown as in the picture:-)
Store them in an airtight container
Supper yummy, delicious,nankhatai ready, to be served with a hot cup of chai....na kaapi:-)
My daughter wouldn't beleive that this was baked at home in a jiffy
Tastes awesome.Crispy on the outside and just melts in the mouth....ummmm MELTING NANKHATAI OR is it MELTKHATAIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sending this to PRIYA'S BOOKMARKED RECIPES-EVERY TUESDAY
and to CHAMPA'S BAKE OFF EVENT