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5/26/2010

Nankhatai / Indian Butter Cookie

 Hi Friends,
       
          Nankhatai is rich,melt-in-your mouth cookies are a delicious tea-time treat.Or for that matter,a perfect anytime treat.Commonly known as nankhatai biscuits.These are easy and quick to make.All you need is flour,sugar,salt,baking soda and cardamom powder.Just toss everyting into a bowl,mix with your fingers,roll into balls,flatten bake.Super easy.This is my husband favorite.Today i am sharing this with u guys.
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Ingredients:-
All Purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Ghee / Butter-1 stick
Baking Soda-1/4 tsp
Salt-1 pinch
Cardamom powder-1 tsp (optional)

Garnishing:-
Almond and Pistachios crush powder- 3 tbsp
Almonds-5 nos
Pistachios-5 nos
Cashews-3 nos


Method:-


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.
Grease pr line baking shet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
In a bowl mix flour,baking soda,salt,cardamom powder mix well.Keep it aside.

Melt the ghee or butter in a bowl.
 Now add the melted ghee and mix until it forms a smooth ball of dough .(Don't add water or milk,You may need to add an additional 1-2 tbsp of ghee if the dough looks too crumbly).
Roll dough into balls and using your palms,slightly flatten each into a disc and arrange on cookie sheet.
Press a piece of cashew,pistachio,almond on top.dip the dough in nuts powder on top.
For nut powder almond and pistachio  put in mix jar crush it 1 time.

Back at 300 degrees F for 20 to 22 mins (until bottom of cookie turns light golden brown.
Let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.



Store airtight in box.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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46 comments:

Sushma Mallya

looks fantastic,just loved the idea of dipping the biscuit dough into the crushed nuts, very yummy looking biscuits divya..loved your version as well

Priti

Wow looks yummy...lovely pics

Kiran

Nankathai look very delicious Divya.Nicely preasented.

Swathi

Nankhatai looks really yummy.

PALATABLE

Looks perfect dear, thanks for sharing....

http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Life is beautiful!!!

I am going to try them soon. Looks lovely :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

Divya, I have bookmarked it, they look super scrumptious. I am definitely going to try them out :)

Priya

Cute and beautiful nankhattais..

GayathriRaj

hey wow such a nice yummy cookies...loved it a lot...
You have already got those awrds but i still wanna share my awrds with you for all the encouragemnt and all.... So please do accept them as a kind of thanku...

simply.food

Nankhatai look delicious I made some not long ago but recipe was different to yours.Next time will try your version.They look delectable.

Rachana Kothari

Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

Crispy n delicious naankhatais ):

Yummy Team

Lovely nankhatais...Thats an easy recipe to try.Thanks for sharing, Divya..

Uma

mmm. nankhatai looks fantabulous. Nice step by step pictures.

Thanks for dropping by and thank you so much for your nice words about my blog and thank you for following. I added your blog to my blogroll.

Btw, are you from Andhra? I see lots of yummy telugu recipes on your blog. I am from Andhra too!! Dibba rotti looks so good.

Ramya

This has been in my "to do" list for a long time..Love u'r cookies

Jagruti જાગૃતિ

we love nankahtai..next time I'll use your recipe..looks so tempting!

Guna's kitchen

i really love dis cookies.. i tried them,failed.thnx for sharing...

San

Butter cookies looks great divya,loved the presentation.Definitely a melt in the mouth ,inviting pic.

SS

Wonderful step by step method

Hamaree Rasoi

Wow Divya your recipe sounds so simple and the outcome is fantastic. Bookmarked!! Crispy naankhatais.
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Preeti Kashyap

Bookmarked! Looks yummy!

Aps

Yummy Nan khatai...... :)
esp those pistachi rolled...
nd thnx for ur comment will visit u here on :)

Aps

Yummy Nan khatai...... :)
esp those pistachi rolled...
nd thnx for ur comment will visit u here on :)

Aparna

Super!!! nice presentation,send some cookies for me pls..

Nisha

Bookmarked .What a beautiful nankhattai

Mary

These look so pretty and delicious. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover)

this sound nice.

SathyaSridhar

Nankhatai looks perfect dear came out very well dear.

SathyaSridhar

Nankhatai looks perfect dear came out very well dear.

Nithu Bala

Wow.Divya, yum..yum..yumm..send me dear,

Home Cooked Oriya Food

i love the nankhatai...

Turmericnspice

love nankhatai..thank so much for sharing ....so tempting...if only there was smellavision

divya

Dear Friends,
Thank U all for your lovely comments...;)Hope you having a wonderful time...!Take care n Keep smiling...:

Padhu

Nankhatai looks fantastic .I admire your patience and also your step by step pics

kitchenmorph

i lovveee nankatai! thank you for sharing. and i'm flaggin this recipe!

Three-Cookies

Indian shortbread. Never tried this and unfortunately I didn't see it when I was in India. Thanks for the recipe

aki shiv

it looks great

aki shiv

it looks great

divya

thank u..

Marc Nelson

This is prefect home made biscuits for my children..thanks for sharing!!

horny goat weed

pragathi

Cute cookies with nice presentation..

fur yusuf

hi could u tell us how much ghee ghee does nt comes in stick

fur yusuf

hi can u tell us ghee s amount coz ghww does nt come in stick

veda

hi, thank you for your recipe..... i tried it yesterday and it was awesome....

Supriya Gundi

i divya,
i viewed ur recipes fr first time today, quite interesting.cookies appears yummy.. Is aluminium foil or parchment paper necessary for baking cookies? plz reply

divya

Hi Supriya,Yes its better use aluminium foil or parchment after baking u don't need to clean the tray.without foil or parchment paper u can bake the cookies...try an te;; me how it came.Thank u.

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