Nan Khatai


Nan Khatai
(Indian Shortbread Cookies)

 

Nan Khatais or Indian Short bread cookies are one of those melt in the mouth cookies
They are easy and quick to make.
Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
1/2 cup icing sugar or you can use caster sugar
1/2 cup melted ghee (cooled ) or you can use unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cardamom powder (optional)
1/2 tsp. rose essence (optional)
1 pinch salt
Method
Preheat your oven on 170 C
Line a baking tray with baking paper or foil.
Mix flour,sugar,salt,baking and cardamom powders in a bowl.
Add the ghee and rose essence and make a soft dough.
Make small balls and sightly flatten them.
Place them on the baking tray and bake the biscuits for 15 minutes.
Switch off the oven and leave the cookies in the oven to cool for 1/2 an hour
by leaving the oven door sightly open.
This will sightly crispen the cookies
Remove the cookies and let them cool outside for a further 1/2 and hour.
Put them in a cookie jar or air tight container.
Enjoy them with your tea!
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One thought on “Nan Khatai”

  1. A healthier version is to replace the maida with whole wheat flour and besan in the ratio of 2: 1,along with 2 tablespoons of suji/rawa.Its an excellent combination.Tried and tested,soft,and crispy.

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