Sunday, 17 December 2006

Nankathai

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Ingredients
4 oz semolina
8 oz plain flour
6 oz sugar
6 oz butter
1 egg (optional) (or 1 tbspn milk)
1/2 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn ground cardomom
1/4 tspn nutmeg
pinch of yellow food colouring (optional)

Heat the oven to 180 degree centigrade or 350 F
1. Beat the sugar and butter until creamy and pale in colour
2. Add the egg (or milk), mix
3. Add flour, baking powder, cardomom, and nutmeg mix
4 Knead the dough, form into walnut size balls, place pm a greased baking tray
5. mix the food colouring with a little water, using a cocktail stick, make a spot of colour in the centre of each ball
6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes

17 comments:

Ekta said...

I tried this recipe today and it was a disaster. I ont know what i did wrong. I followed instructions to the last letter. within 10 minutes, the cookies had just formed one big layer in the cookie sheet. Is the flour/semolina quantity mentioned right? I think this recipe needs much much more.

Saju said...

I am going to re-make these and post again. sorry about the disaster.

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and it works great for me. I have made the nankhatai a few times. I cut the sugar down a tad

Saju said...

Thank anon for that, Ekta may be you need to make the cookies smaller, and keep the further apart as they do rise

naveed said...

i just finished baking them. look and taste good. it took me 24 min and 17 naankathai 3" diameter were made. after cooling down if the sweetness stays the same than may be i will cut down on sugar just a bit. my house smells so good now. i use a weighing scale from ikea
($5)to cut down on guessing.

Saju said...

thans for that Naveed. It is good when a recipe works for anyone, who cares to follow the instructions.

Anonymous said...

Please can u give me cup measurement.

AKR said...

YAM Chachi - I just made a batch of coconut nan khatais which I will post soon. In the meantime, I thought you and your readers may enjoy two other version:

Chocolate:
http://treataweek.blogspot.com/2007/05/cardamom-chocolate-shortbread-nan.html

Pistachio:
http://treataweek.blogspot.com/2009/06/pistachio-shortbread.html

Anonymous said...

I used whole wheat flour and cut sugar to 1/2, used 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil and this has now become a household regular healthy snack! Thanks so much! The cardimum and nutmeg give it a great flavour too.

Salimah said...

I tried these nankhatai's and it was my first time making them, and they came out grest...My husband now has learnt to make these himself...but he put in icing sugar...he makes them every few days...

Mausam said...

It will be nice and easy to follow if the recipe is in cup measurement. Please post if possible.

Saju said...

Ok, will do, next time I make these.

nafesa said...

slm enjoying the recipes
wil it be possible to send e-mail updates
shukran

Anonymous said...

I followed the recipe n it wait a sec
Too soft, will use more flour next time

Anonymous said...

Thank You so much - they came out perfect just like the ones you get in Nandi! :)

Mumtaz said...

Hi Chachi maa.

I made the nankhatai it turned out great and delicious flavor. I was disappointed in seeing cracks on them. Where did I go wrong?

Mumtaz said...

Hi Chachi
I made nankhatai they were great in taste. I was wondering why did I get cracks on them. Where did I go wrong?

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