Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Nankatai

Ingredients

1 cup ghee/melted butter/vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups maida (flour)
2 pinches of cardamom
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda bi-carb
Halved pistachios for garnish

Method

In a deep dish - add the ghee and sugar and mix well. The sugar should melt completely. Then add the flour, baking powder, soda bi-carb and cardamom and mix well. It should look like a pizza dough (not sticky though). Do not add any water. Once you get soft dough - make small balls and flatten in your palm (just like a peda). Press a pistachio half on the top of the nankatai and then place it on a greased cookie sheet, 1/2 inch apart from each other. Place the cookie sheet in the over which is pre-heated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes. The nakatais should be golden in color to be ready.

This will yield about 25 to 30 nankatai's

3 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love nankatai. Nice addition of adding the nut, it give colour to the center

Sagari said...

lovely biscuits samta

Sangeeta said...

ummm ummmm good :) nankatais for me means it's christmas.. my mom makes it for christmas sweets.

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