Nankatai | Indian Shortbread | Cookies

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Nankatai is basically popular as shortbreads cookies. It’s an eggless cookies prepared from all purpose flour, ghee and sugar. Nankatai considered as a fusion of two words, naan means bread in Persian language and katai means biscuits in Afgan. It is typially enjoyed eating with tea as evening snacks.

I have shared a step by step method to prepare an easy nankatai recipe with a detailed pictures below.

In a bowl add powdered sugar and ghee.

Whisk well till it’s smooth and fluffy. Add maida.

Further add semolina/ Bombay rava.

Add baking powder.Baking powder gives soft texture to cookies.

Knead the dough and combine with your hands.

Grease with milk and butter to get a nice colour.

Pre heat oven for 5 minutes. Bake in a oven in 180 degree for 15 minutes.

Remove the tray and allow it to cool completely. Biscuits might be soft when its hot. It turns crunchy when cooled completely.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cup maida / all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar( powdered sugar)
  • 1 tbsp semolina/ Bombay rava
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp milk( Grease)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a bowl add icing sugar, ghee and oil whisk well till it turns soft and fluffy.
  • Sieve maida, baking powder add all the dry ingredients.
  • Semolina gives crunchy taste and baking powder gives soft texture to cookies.
  • Add a pinch of salt. Knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough in to small balls press in the centre.
  • Place the cookies in a baking tray apply milk or egg yolk for a nice colour.
  • Pre heat oven for 5 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies at 180 degree Celsius for 15 minutes or bake till it’s golden brown.
  • Remove the tray and allow it to cool.Biscuits might be soft when its hot. It turns crunchy when cooled completely.
  • Store it in an air tight container.

TIPS

  • Instead of ghee you can use butter at room temperature.
  • Additionally top with nuts like almond,raisins and pistachio of your choice.
  • Grease egg yolks instead of milk to get a nice golden brown colour.

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