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Nan Khatai Short Bread Biscuits

10 INGREDIENTS • 14 STEPS • 50MINS

Nan Khatai Short Bread Biscuits

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Nan Khatai is authentic Indian sweet and savory eggless shortbread biscuits that can be easily prepared at home. They are very popular in India and Pakistan, especially during the festive season.
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Hi, I'm Anjali. Though I wish to cater to all kinds of palates, you’ll mainly find the Indian cuisine here, especially Malabari (North Kerala) style, as that’s where my roots, trunk and branches are.
http://anjusrecipebook.blogspot.com/
Nan Khatai is authentic Indian sweet and savory eggless shortbread biscuits that can be easily prepared at home. They are very popular in India and Pakistan, especially during the festive season.
50MINS
Total Time
$0.09
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
us / metric
Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter, room temperature
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1/2 cup
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Salt
1 pinch
Ground Cardamom
as needed
Ground Cardamom
Ground Nutmeg
as needed
Ground Nutmeg
Baking Powder
as needed
Baking Powder
Milk
1 Tbsp
Milk
optional
Almonds
to taste
Almonds
or Pista/Cashew
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
123
Fat
7.5 g
Protein
1.1 g
Carbs
12.3 g
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Hi, I'm Anjali. Though I wish to cater to all kinds of palates, you’ll mainly find the Indian cuisine here, especially Malabari (North Kerala) style, as that’s where my roots, trunk and branches are.
http://anjusrecipebook.blogspot.com/
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step 1
To a bowl, sift All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Corn Flour (2 tsp), Baking Powder (as needed) and Salt (1 pinch). To this add Ground Cardamom (as needed) and Ground Nutmeg (as needed) and combine well.
step 1 To a bowl, sift All-Purpose Flour (1 cup), Corn Flour (2 tsp), Baking Powder (as needed) and Salt (1 pinch). To this add Ground Cardamom (as needed) and Ground Nutmeg (as needed) and combine well.
step 2
To another bowl, add Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup) and Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1/2 cup).
step 2 To another bowl, add Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup) and Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1/2 cup).
step 3
Using a spatula mix butter and sugar until light.
step 3 Using a spatula mix butter and sugar until light.
step 4
To this, add flour mixture.
step 4 To this, add flour mixture.
step 5
Slowly using your hands combine well and make a dough. If the dough is too dry, add Milk (1 Tbsp) at a time.
step 5 Slowly using your hands combine well and make a dough. If the dough is too dry, add Milk (1 Tbsp) at a time.
step 6
Cover with a cling film and let the dough rest for 30 minutes
step 6 Cover with a cling film and let the dough rest for 30 minutes
step 7
Preheat the oven at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
step 8
Place a parchment paper or aluminium foil on the tray and roll out small lemon sized balls out of the dough. (I made 16 cookies).
step 9
You should roll the balls well without any cracks and place the balls on the tray. Leave some space between each ball.
step 9 You should roll the balls well without any cracks and place the balls on the tray. Leave some space between each ball.
step 10
Place an Almonds (to taste) on each cookie and slightly press the nut on to the dough ball.
step 10 Place an Almonds (to taste) on each cookie and slightly press the nut on to the dough ball.
step 11
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Keep watching your cookie. It should not change color.
step 12
Once done take the cookie tray out of the oven and let it cool for some time.
step 12 Once done take the cookie tray out of the oven and let it cool for some time.
step 13
Transfer the cookie on to a cooling tray and let the cookie cool well.
step 13 Transfer the cookie on to a cooling tray and let the cookie cool well.
step 14
Serve with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy! Store in an airtight container.
step 14 Serve with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy! Store in an airtight container.
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Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
Cookies
Vegetarian
Dessert
Indian
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