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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai: Indian Eggless Cookies!!!

Nan khatai is an egg-less light and crispy biscuit/cookie

1/2 cup all purpose flour (plain flour or maida)
1/2 cup fine sooji or semolina
1/6 cup gram flour (besan)
Pinch of baking soda (a little less than 1/8 teaspoon)
1/4 teaspoon green cardamom seed coarsely powder (ilaichi)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar


1. Pre heat the oven to 250 degree.
2. In a bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, gram flour, sooji, baking soda and cardamom powder and set aside.
3. Let the butter come to the room temperature (butter should be soft not melted)
4. Add butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat for two to three minutes until light and fluffy.
5. Add the flour mix to butter and sugar mixture and knead them together to make smooth dough.
6. Divide the dough into about 20-24 equal parts and make them into balls.
7. Press each ball between your palms lightly; every piece should be about 3/4″ in thickness.
8. Put Nan khatai on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees for about 13 to 15 minutes.Then Broil them for only 1 min..so that u get the lil brown colour on them
10. After they are lightly golden brown remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Let the Nan Khatais cool down for two to three minutes before taking them off the cookie sheet.

Nan Khatai taste good when they are warm,though u can have them later by microwave them for 10 sec.


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