Sunday, July 21, 2013

Nostalgic nan khatai

This is a lovely goody which reminds me of my childhood days..oh the carefree once where you dont need to worry of lot many things..just play eat, study(that used to look like a big thing!)
My aunt loved baking and always used to bring this for me when she visited us. I loved it and kiddishly used to call it "nani ki tai" ...just breaking up the words and mean something totally different.

Sharing this mouth melting cookies with you, original recipe is here, just made few modifications..loved it all over again!

  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour, besan
  • 1/4 cup semolina, sooji
  • 1/2 cup coconut powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Ghee ( clarified butter )
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • Handful of cashews , for garnishing 


    • Sieve all the flours together and mix cardamom powder, Cinnamon powder and rose water to it properly.
    • Melt the ghee and add sugar to it. Whisk for a while to get it mixed properly. It will take around 3-4 minutes of rigorous whisking to get the desired consistency.
    • Add this Ghee-Sugar mixture to the flours and start getting the dough together. It will not be like a proper pliable mass of dough but will be crumbly and tight.
    • Now make equal rounds of balls out of it and flatten them for a cookie shape. Place a cashews in the centre for garnish.
    • Bake them in a preheated oven for 10 min at 200 degrees. Check them once at this point and bake for another 5 minutes if required. Mine took precisely 13 minutes.
    • The cookie coming straight from the oven will be very delicate and crumbly. Give them some time to cool off , around 10 minutes. Enjoy while they are still warm, they will turn harder when cool completely.

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  1. I was searching for this recipe.Some I had tried, but could not get good results. Will try this recipe . Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow Nani ki tai is looking yummy !! :)
    The best part is u tried it without flour (maida), So healthy it is .

  3. Lavina, you have a fabulous blog, a very cute baby and some amazing recipes on this blog. I have been here before through Lulupu and I loved coming here again :)

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. will try this 'Nani Ki Tai' biscuits :)


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