Nan khatai or butter biscuits whatever the name we use, are totally delicious Indian cookies . I am a huge fan of these nan khatais and the we used to call this as bakery biscuits and after coming into this blogging world i came to know about this name. If you want to try out few baking goodies for this diwali and want to surprise your friends with some interesting diwali sweets then you can try out this Nan khatais. They turned out very well but the pictures didn’t turn out as i expected. even you can involve your kids in making this Diwali sweet and they will feel more happy and a nice experience for them too. I bookmarked the recipe from Shabs cusine.
PREPARATION TIME : 20 MINUTES. COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES MAKES:20-22 COOKIES
ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
2 TBLSP(FINELY CHOPPED)
In a wide bowl add the flour,baking soda and cardamom and mix well. Add the finely chopped cashew nuts to this and mix well.
In another bowl, powder the sugar and add the ghee to this and beat this well for 5 minutes till it becomes creamy.
Add this sugar and ghee mixture slowly to the flour and knead it into a smooth dough.
Leave the dough covered for 30 minutes.
Make small cookies and garnish with pista or almond in the center.
I used badam.
Pre heat the oven at 160 degree C for 5 minutes.
Arrange the cookies in the baking tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
These cookies need not turn golden brown. Even if u feel they are soft when hot, after u completely cool them it will become crisp.
Cool them in a wire rack.
Be careful not to get it burnt. Even if you see cracks it is fine , no need to worry.
Even if you want to try out a cake for Diwali i have posted an Eggless Mawa(khoya) cake which i posted long back. Click the picture for recipe
These nan khatais melted in mouth and we all enjoyed it.
Love the recipe and pictures too. Esp the kunguma chimizh in the BG
love the pic.. So tempting.. I baked a month ago too…
Love all your props..the nan khatai looks delicious
Love the pics !! Cookies look like they will melt in mouth !!
deliciously done looks wonderful
Looks good. Oven at 160 degrees F or C? Not clear.
Nankhatais look simply delicious and must have melted in the mouth. Excellent pics as well.
looking good jey! nalla backdrops
perfect looking nankhattai
This is a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I made a version for my blog, do take a look 🙂
I'd love to know what you think of them 🙂
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wow such a perfect recipe..i tried this and it came out just too perfect..this was the best cookie i ever made..tnx a lot for shaing this recipe..:)
Hi Jeyashri, I have tried this and it came out very well.My kids liked it so much.I used turbinado sugar.Since its a kind of big crystals, i had powdered it.Thanks for the post.
Hi Jeyashri, I have tried the recipe it came out perfect. after a long time i been able to make ths good of nankhatai. thanks for the post.
Thanks very much for the recipe. I tried it today and it came out wonderful.
Perfection!! Loved it. Also calculated that it is about 70 calories for a cookie. Not bad for an indulgence once a while!
Thank u so much for this easy recipe….I'm famous now for this beautiful recipe 😉 😀
WHEN WILL ADD BAKING SODA
To the flour mixutre. edited now. thanks for the mention
I tried this today. It came out very bad.. My cookies melted and came out wafer thin. Can you please help me understand what mistake have I made?
Hi Vidya, for sure the ghee measurements would have gone wrong.If 1 tsp extra ghee is added the cookies will melt. Nicely melt the ghee and measure perfectly . Surely you will get it right
Ok… Will try it again with a very small batch….
One doubt. Can we add butter to this instead of ghee like how we do in butter biscuits or is there any specific reason to add ghee
Yes you can add. It is the typical Indian style cookies. that's why ghee is added.
Can I make this with wheat flour..
You can use half atta and half maida, but not sure about the output if you completely replace it with atta.