Nan khatai is a Indian style short bread cookies. I have already posted the recipe of Nan khatai , also posted a version of saffron laced nankhatais too. Though i already posted 2 sweet recipes for holi, since today is holi festival i thought i will post some thing colourful. Suddenly thought of this atta nan khatai which i have bookmarked from Divya’s space long back. I made this and added few drops of food colour to the dough to make it colourful.Wish you all a very Happy Holi.
The original recipe used only whole wheat flour for making nakhattai.
Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |Makes: 8 large cookies
Whole wheat flour 1/2 cup
All purpose flour 1/4 cup
Semolina | rava | sooji 1/4 cup
Melted Ghee 1/4 cup
Powdered sugar 1/4 cup
Baking soda a pinch
Food colours – any 5 colors of your choice – a pinch-2-3 drops
Cardamom powder a pinch
Milk 1-2 tblsp (if needed)
- In a wide bowl, add the whole wheat flour, maida, sooji, powdered sugar, cardamom and baking soda.
- If the rava is not very fine, just powder it once in a mixer.
- Add the melted ghee to this.
- Mix this into a smooth dough. sprinkle little milk if needed.
- Divide the dough into 5 equal parts and sprinkle the food colour to each of the dough and mix them evenly.
- Now bring all dough together and make a big ball. Knead it again well and make a ball.
- Take a small potion of this and make desired shapes. I did with a cookie cutter.
- Preheat the oven at 160 degrees. Arrange the nan khattais in a greased tray and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes .
- Nan khatais are ready. Store this in a airtight box and enjoy the cookies.
- If it is slightly soft when soft after taking out from the oven, do not worry, it will become crispy when it is completely cool.
- But if you still feel it is soft after cooling down baking it for 5 more minutes.