Chocolate Nan Khatai with a hint of coffee


One of my favourite Indian cookies/ biscuits as we call it is Nan Khatai and I simply love it right from childhood. Right when I started to bake I always did variations with the recipe by re-creating it with whole wheat flour, chocolate chips, nuts and this time around I wanted to give it a totally different feel make it with chocolate. But I could not imagine doing a chocolate nan khatai with cardamom hmmm sounded a bit weird to me, so wanted to use coffee instead. Coffee and chocolate are a winning combination and being someone who loves chocolate and coffee sure I was not ready to wait. Oh did you know I did try a cake with chocolate, coffee and almonds check it out HERE



Chocolate Nan Khatai are more of a crumbly, lightly crunchy cookies with a mild hint of ghee flavour, very unlike the original cardamom nan khatai's which have a melt-in-mouth texture. Do not add more than 1/3 'rd tsp of coffee it makes the cookies too strong and over-powering. If you are a coffee-hollic like me, may be these cookies are a great snack to skip coffee... sounds stupid right :P


Recipe Source ~ Own
Prep & Bake time ~ 20 mins
Makes ~ 12 medium sized cookies

Ingredients

Plain Flour - 1 cup minus 2 tbsp
Granulated white sugar - 1/2 cup
Instant coffee powder - 1/3 tsp (I used Nescafé gold)
Cocoa powder unsweetened - 1 and 1/2 tbsp ( I used Hershey's)
Melted Ghee - 1/2 cup


Method
  • Pre-heat oven to 180 C/ 350 F. In a small-medium sized mixing bowl sieve the flour and set aside. Melt the butter and let it cool a bit and powder the sugar along with the instant coffee powder. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with parchment paper
  • Mix the sugar coffee powder to the plain flour and mix well until well combined. To this add the ghee and mix until you care able to shape them into balls
  • To get even sized cookies take the dough in a 1 tbsp size and roll them into balls and place them on the prepared tray and top it with cashew and flatten them slightly
  • Place the prepared tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 10 mins, take them out and let it cool down completely

Cooks Wisdom

- I did not add salt since cocoa powder does have a hint of saltiness
- Adding more cocoa powder can made the cookies do a bit dry
- Do not use powdered sugar
- These cookies store great for upto a week in an air-tight container


43 comments:

  1. nice flavor of choco dear.. neat presentation too :)

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  2. wow another version of nan khatai....I hv never tried this...

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  3. Sis, send a bag full of these fantastic desi cookies, that too with coffee in it. Dont pull me like this to make some,seriously am keeping me away from bakes now.

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  4. Hmmmm yummm. would love a bite... Loved the addition of coffee

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  5. am always craving for nankhatai.it melts immediately.

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  6. Nice coffee n cocoa combo, cute cookies, loved the presentation :-)

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  7. Very well done with nice twist of chocolate in it.

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  8. super tempting and inviting....

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  9. This looks amazing! I share your love of chocolate and cookies (although my better half does not…I’ll have to try it when He's out of town!)

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  10. Yumm cookies... mouthwatering recipe.Thanks for sharing...

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  11. Lovely and Yummy Cookies... Thanks for sharing...

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  12. i too wanted to try this chocolate flavored nan khatai...they come out so well...yumm cookies! lovely presentation Priya!

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  13. The much awaited recipe is finally here.. you know am a coffee person.. this is definitely on my to try list.. it has come out perfectly Priya..

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  14. I haven't ever made cookies. Thanks for sharing this recipe...Nice clicks.

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  15. lovely Priya! looks awesome. with a hint of coffee must have tasted great

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  16. Simply delicious,they look gorgeous with that crackly look..

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  17. Wow good flavored ones.. i love coffee flavor :) Lovely blue background looks so delectable int he clicks! :)

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  18. Love chocolate coffee flavor,can't wait to try this,yum cookies

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  19. awesome dear ..will bake it for 1 day dear

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  20. Chocolate and coffee will marry each other well, your twist to nan khatai is really yum.

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  21. Nice coffee aroma n flavored good...

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  22. It looks simply delicious.

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  23. Choclate nankhatais are soemthing new to me and with such crumbly texture I can finish the whole lot. between loving your pretty stand.

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  24. This looks so amazing. Coffee n choco....I must try this.

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  25. Those little brownies look super Priya... loved the cashew on top and the cracked texture :)

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  26. Chocolate and coffee...match made in heaven!! Loved your cookies

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  27. What a lovely twist, this sounds delicious. As always, fantastic pictures!

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  28. a hint of coffee, fantastic idea ... could have a dozen in a go!

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  29. coffee and chocolate is a great combination.Have to try .

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  30. Love the flavour combo.. The cookies are perfect

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  31. My fav combo. The cookies are perfect

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  32. Lovely variation to regular Nan khatais, looks good.

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  33. wow chocolate coffee nan khatai......i'll definately try it :D thank u dear for such an wonderful coffee flavour nan khatai recipe...... :) :) :)

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  34. You did not mention butter in Ingredients and than i recipe it say to melt butter. Its confusing!! please can u put pic step by step. flour to sieve than later to mix sugar! please post it again

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    1. Hi, I have used ghee (clarified butter) and I have mentioned it as ghee in the ingredients. About the sugar, I have mentioned that you need to mix flour, sugar,cocoa and coffee together. Please read the recipe carefully.

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