Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie

Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie
Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie

Nan Khatai is an indian eggless cookie which is made from maida, sugar and ghee. The chennaites can see the vendors selling this cookies for Rs 5 in sub-urban trains. The fresh aroma of ghee makes you forget about those extra calories :)
The recipe is adapted from here. But i have made few adjustments with the proportion of the flours added. It tastes exactly the same, they sell in shops. Finally, satisfied with the outcome :)

Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 cup fine semolina (rava / sooji)
  • 1 cup clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds powder
  • 1/4 tsp saffron strands - crushed
  • pinch of salt
  • chopped almonds & pistachio

Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie

Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie


Method :
  • Mix ghee and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl till smooth. Keep it aside.
 
  • Sieve maida, besan and salt. Add sooji to it and mix well. Add cardamom seeds powder and crushed saffron to it.
  • Mix everything. Add the flour mixture to ghee-sugar mix in parts. Knead it to a smooth dough and keep it covered in refrigerator for 20 mins.
 

  • Preheat oven to 160 degree C for 10 mins. Take the baking tray and sprinkle little water. Keep a butter paper and grease it with little oil.
  • Take the dough and make even shaped balls. Take a ball and press it lightly. Place the cookies on lightly greased baking tray with at least 2" space between them. 
  • Lightly press the chopped nuts on the top of each cookie. Bake on the middle rack for 15-20 mins. Keep an eye on the cookie while baking. It should not turn the color. 
 
  • Once the bottom of the cookie starts turning light brown, Take out the tray and shift the cookies on a cooling rack. Store the cookies in an air-tight container.

Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie

Nan Khatai - Indian Eggless Cookie

46 comments:

  1. Morphy richards making all :_ lovely recipe !

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  2. Delicious cookies.....perfectly done

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  3. I love nan khatai..looks so crispy and tempting..would like to try it.

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  4. Love these cookies anytime.. I make it often at home.. But still didnt blog about it..
    As usual, love the pictures dear..

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    1. would love to see yours soon :)

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  5. my my urs hs come out real good
    my last post was also nan khatai though i just used maida in it.. love to try ur version
    next time goin to do this

    hope u had checked mine
    that is the last recipe so far as i hvnt updated my space due to health reasons

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    1. yes meena checked urs :) get well soon dear..

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  6. Looks ssssooooooo tempting dear. awesome cookies

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  7. Perfect nan kHatai ..yummy.

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  8. Perfectly baked, looks sooo.... yum

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  9. This looks so delicious! Loved the pictures too :)

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  10. Luv nan khatai, urs look so delicious. Bookmarking it.

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  11. very yummy cookies dear... adding of gram flour s new to me...

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  12. loved your clicks and nan khatai too.

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  13. Oohhh so delicious n inviting

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  14. Awesome pictures, Preeti! Maybe you should do a photo blog too :)

    xoxo

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  15. Hey, putting your new oven to full use haa.., just kidding, the cookies look superb..

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  16. Super yummy. Looks delicious nan khatai. Loved your eggless version dear.

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  17. Nankattais looks vibrant.U have a wonderful blog.Happy to follow u.

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  18. I like your mixed flour version of Nan Khatai looks super.

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  19. am yet to try this...u have done it so well, looks delicious! Expecting more yummy bakes from u now :)

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  20. Prefect for my sweet tooth, wish i feel like grabbing few and munching now sis..

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  21. Beautiful cookies dear loving your sparkling oven now I think you will have loads of stunning bakes. Love your first click superb. Summa gummunu erruku ;-)

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  22. love these a lot,made it the other day..healthy n crisp cokies!!

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  23. Looks amazing and perfect too..

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  24. Nankhatai looks delicious and perfectly done preeti. nice clicks too. pls check your inbox

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  25. One of my favorite cookies :)

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  26. WOW ...please pass me some for evening tea !!!!!!
    Preeti love the clicks too :-)

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  27. Wonderful cookies... Looks gorgeous... :-)

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  28. cute cookies, I make ghee biscuits for kids yet to post my version dear :-)

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  29. I like nan khatai easy recipe thank you

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  30. Hi

    I tried to comment before. Not sure it reached you. I want to try this nan khatai recipe and have a question about it. I looked at other recipes as well and they call for baking powder in their recipes. This one does not. Do I need to pay attention to any particular part of this recipe as we are not using baking powder ?

    Thanks
    Jyotsna

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    1. Hi Jyotsna,

      Baking powder is an optional ingredient here. You need not use it. I forgot to mention but make sure to keep the cookie dough covered in refrigerator before baking for 20-30 mins.

      Thanks
      Preeti

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