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Nan Khatai Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nazneen Rajan

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cups all purpose white flour sifted after measuring
cup sooji
2 tsp. cardamom powder
1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:
Directions:
1 Cream butter and sugar in a mixer or by hand
2. Add one egg and continue to mix until the batter is light and fluffy..
3. Add flour a little by little and mix well until the flour is all incorporated.
4. Next add the sooji and mix well. Sooji gives crunchiness to the nan khatai.
5. Add the baking powder,
6. Finally add the cardamom powder
7 Transfer the dough to a large bowl.
7. Knead the soft dough with your hands.
8. Grease a baking tray or cookie sheet and sprinkle flour or you can use parchment paper
9. Using a tbsp. make equal balls and flatten slightly with your palms to resemble a cookie.
10. Rub a little melted butter on your palms if it sticks.
11. Using your finger, make a small hole in the middle of the cookie and add a little bit of coloring or whatever you wish ( raisin, smarties).
12. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake for about 30- 45 minutes. If you see the bottom getting darker, turn the oven off and leave the nan khatai for another 10-15 minutes.
13. Cool the cookies completely on a rack and store in an airtight container.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Nan Khatai is a traditional Indian cookie which can be enjoyed with a cup of chai.

 

 

 

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