Thursday, October 18, 2012

Nankhatai / Cookies

Maida 100 gms
Fine Semolina 25 gms
Besan 25 gms
Ghee/unsalted butter 50 gms
Pinch of salt
Cardamon powder 1/4 tsp
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Baking soda 1/4 tsp
Curd 2 tsp
Sugar 75 gms
Pista slices 2 tsp

Sieve maida, besan, soda, baking powder 2-3 times. This will help the baking powder and soda to get uniformly mixed with other ingredients.  Now take this into a mixing bowl, add semolina and cardamon powder mix well. In another bowl add butter sugar beat well till fluffy then add the maida mixture, spoon by spoon and mix well. Now add curd and make a dough and divide into small rounds of 1.5 inch in size and place pista/almonds on top.
Preheat the oven at 180 dgr  bake for 15 min till light brown in colour.
Another variation add 2 tsp coco powder to dough, mix well and make into different shapes of cookies.
Around 20 cookies are prepared.

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