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Monday, April 15, 2013

Eggless Nankhatai | Cardamom flavored Biscuits(Eggless)

Nankhatai are a popular sweet cardamom flavored biscuits available in the bakeries in India.These are buttery soft and delicious,perfect to munch with a cup of tea.This recipe is for one of our good friends,she wished to get this recipe.She is a pure vegetarian and so I thought to make the eggless version of the cookies.Am happy that it came out good and were very yummy.I tried these cookies twice,first one with wheat flour.Those cookies also came out good,melt in mouth ones but they have a darker color,but unfortunately I couldn't click pictures as kids munched majority soon after the bake.this time I tried with all purpose flour as the original recipe calls for it.Try & enjoy making these at home !!!


Ingredients
all purpose flour or wheat flour 1 cup
corn starch 2 tbsp
unsalted butter,softened 1/2 cup(113gm)
sugar granulated 1/2 cup (I used 1/3 rd)
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
baking soda a very small pinch
salt 1/8tsp
cashew pieces/pistachio pieces (for garnish)



Method

  • Powder the sugar in the blender or use powdered sugar.If using powdered /confectioners sugar then skip adding the corn starch.
  • Mix the softened butter and sugar  until light & creamy with a spoon for about a minute.(Don't over do it as the cookies tend to spread & crack)
  • Sift the flour twice with baking soda and salt.Add this to the butter mix and add the cardamom powder.

  • Knead it in a smooth dough.Make small smooth gooseberry sized balls (about 12-15)and place the cookies on a parchment paper lined tray with a space of 2" apart (as they will spread once baked).Press them down with pistachio/broken cashew pieces on top to flatten very lightly.
  • Pre heat oven to 325 degrees F.Place in the middle rack in the oven and bake for 17-22 mins or when edges are slightly browned.(mine was baked at 20mins)
  • Cool on wire rack completely.Serve or store in air tight containers.

Servings ~ 15 cookies

NOTES

* I have made using wheat flour,wheat flour doesn't give the white color but is much more healthier.This time I tried using all purpose flour.
* You can use powdered sugar instead of sugar and corn starch as powdered /confectioners sugar has corn starch in it.
* Make smooth balls otherwise the cracks will burst out when baking.


52 comments:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so so yummy n crispy nan khatai...

Rumana Ambrin said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!! They look so yummy and perfect...

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW , They look amazing !!!
Drooling here :)
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lifescoops said... Best Blogger Tips

These look so perfectly done and shaped - love the texture too
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Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

so beautiful Julie! this is one of my all-time fav cookies:-)

Meena Selvakumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

quite a tasty cookies,i have tasted it just melt in u r mouth.

nayana said... Best Blogger Tips

look yummy and beautiful....

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly baked. Nankhatai looks yummy and crispy

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

what a flavorful cookie.

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely cookies..i love the black background...

Renuka said... Best Blogger Tips

I have such fond memories of nankhatai!

Lovely pics too

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie cookies look so pretty, my all time favorite. Love your version to these famous cookies, once I get a oven will sure try them :)

Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect!!! Our tea time favorite :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely clicks Julie...this has been on my to do list for long...you've tempted me to try them soon..

Saranya Balaji said... Best Blogger Tips

my fav one and this this the first recipe i baked...ur loks so perfect and tempting clicks...

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

all time favorite cookies. yummy.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

too good..

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

ooh they look so cute and adorable..

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy nankhatai..love the healthy version.

Uma Ramanujam said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks perfect and want to grab the box from the last picture. like the eggless version.

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Crumbly and super tempting cookies
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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, they look simply superb..

Nimmy Raghu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks perfect. This is one of my fav.

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

My sister and I used to make them when we were back at home :) They are an all time fav of ours. Your version sounds so delish Julie. Love the pics too :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and perfect Nan khatai, yummy. Wish to munch few now.

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Apu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! Love these biscuits!

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely nankhatais.. cute and bitesized

spicyrecipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious nanakata.. Happy to follow u...

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute cookies!

Archana Potdar said... Best Blogger Tips

These are awesome. I love nankatai and your pictures are making we drool.

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy biscuits

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect n so beautifully portrayed...

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious cookies, looks tempting!
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Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore aroma of cardamom...Your creation looks so perfect!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

NanKhatai looks perfect and delicious da...Lovely presentation...

Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

These are my daughter's favorite kind of cookies. Yours look perfectly baked.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

My mom use to make this often during my childhood days !

Nilu A said... Best Blogger Tips

Your nankhatai looks so perfect and delicious Julie :-)

Sapana Behl said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really superb Julie ..Nice post!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

crunchy goodness!!!

Poornima Arun said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering biscuits

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

ur snaps are so good... and this eggless version looks great.. again something to bookmark ;)
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Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Crumbly and delightful! I have eaten Nankhatai in so many places, I must say the texture that you have, is something exceptional and looks perfect. Nankhatais are the best indian cookies and with very little ingredients, it is easy to make. But I have never tasted Nankhatai made of Wheat, no wonder kids invaded the entire plate :)

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

super scrumptious and quite addictive cookies..

easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips

The naan khatai looks so scrumptious and delicate...just the way it is meant to be. well done!!

Chitz said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. Perfect Julie.. Loved the texture & the clicks.. Extraordinary :) And wheat version must be more towards the healthier side than using APF !! Cool..

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Great presentation and so tempting!

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

I never made this myself but couldn't stop munching them when I had it from friends place last week..loved it. kothipichu ..

Revathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie perfect... looks so delicious awesome clicks...first time here you have a great space..happy following you...when free drop into my space...

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely nankatai Julie

Malar Gandhi said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome work, beautiful clicks...it looks absolutely drool-worthy,...just craving here. :)

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Deep Krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie,
I am checking your blog after a while now...So much improvement,Juls...Big change ...Biscuits look perfect..Awesome..keep going!