Lovely Nan Khatai ~ Cardamom flavored Indian Biscuits

Nan Khatai, a lovely Indian biscuit that brings back childhood memories :-), I remember asking my mum to buy them every time we used to make a visit to the bakery. These goodies are soft and have a melt-in-mouth texture, smell heavenly, also have a good punch of the Indian spice Cardamom which is used in most Indian desserts and cooking. Linking this to Nupur's whats with my cuppa


I baked them based on a recipe from Shab's Cuisine, a truly fool-proof recipe from her mom and for sure I knew its going to turn out beautiful. What I really love about the recipe is that you are sure to have the ingredients in your pantry and also its quick and easy to make, a easy to bake recipe. Since these goodies are baked at home they are going to get over quickly so make sure you do enough biscuits.

Recipe Source ~ Shab's (modified a little)
Makes ~ 12 cookies (small-medium sized)
Cook & Prep time ~ 20 mins

Ingredients 

1/2 Cup granulated sugar (powder them)
1/2 Cup Ghee 
1 Cup all purpose flour
3-4 Cardamom/ Elaichi (powder them)

Method
  • Pre-heat oven to 180C/ 350 F and line a cookie try with baking sheet/ grease proof paper. Powder the sugar and elaichi separately
  • In a mixing bowl sieve the flour, powdered sugar and elaichi (optional), I put freshly powdered elaichi directly, if you don't want elaichi bits in the cookies sieve them
  • In a pan melt ghee, let it cool down to room temperature and mix it little by little to the dry ingredients, making it little wet to a dough consistency. Ifs fine if its little sticky and not a perfect dough
  • Roll small balls out of them and place them on the cookie sheet, slightly tap them on top, don't press them too much they might tend to crack while baking. Spread them evenly leaving space between the cookies (they won't spread)
  • Bake them for exactly 15 mins, don't need to let them turn brown. Once done place them in a cooling rack and let it cool for 10-12 mins and store them in air-tight jars
Tips

- You could add nuts to the mixture or decorate them on top, before baking them
- Sieve well if you don't want elaichi bits in the cookies

Enjoy with a cup of tea/coffee :-) Happy weekend to all my lovely friends.

23 comments:

  1. wow... nan khatais look crunchy and delicious... perfectly made...

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  2. i love these cookies, made perfectly, very nice clicks Priya!

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  3. Delicious nan-khatai Priya. Love these treat a lot.

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  4. Hey, thx for trying, glad u liked them.They have come out nice!You can also powder elaichi along with sugar, it gets powderd really well:).

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    1. thank you Shabs :-) this is a nice idea will sure try it.

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  5. Nan khatai looks perfect. My favourite one.

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  6. Nan khatai looks delicious.Nice clicks.Yummy Blog!

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  7. Perfect nan khatai. tempting

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  8. Good recipe for nan khatai, i'll try it soon :)

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  9. Nan khatai looks so yummy n perfectly made.

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  10. looks perfect...planning to try this one tomr!!

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  11. wow....looks delicious...want to grab few, very tempting....will try this :)

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    1. Oh Kavitha I've made them thrice and they just over very fast... you must try them they are so so so good... :D melt in your mouth

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  12. wow they are so cute :) like the color..

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  13. so glad I discovered your blog..each recipe is more amazing than the last :)

    also I suggest removing image capture to make commenting easier

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    1. Thank you so much Mireille, you have no idea how excited I am reading your comments :D... I pick and choose my recipes to post, though cooking takes place everyday I pick my best and favorite ones to post here... I am not sure about the commenting options that you are talking about let me try and sort that out soon, until then plz bear with me...

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  14. Wow.... can't wait to try these! Must-do-list for Diwali!
    Btw, can you tell me... if I add powdered nuts, will there be a variation in the ratio maida:sugar:ghee?

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  15. Hi Priya

    Lovely Naan Khatayis, and I like your descriptive style of writing..

    Thanks for linking the recipe, please could you also add in a link to my page of announcement. Clicking on the image doesnt take it to the page :)

    Love
    Nupur

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  16. Superb recipe.. I am going to try it and will let you know the results..

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  17. Nice tea time cookies Thank you for posting

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  18. Thank you for the recipe. u do use 1/2 cup unmelted thick ghee...right or it can get very gheeyyy and rich

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