Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Naankattas

Naankhattas

Naankatta/Nankattai is a very popular Indian cookie, which is flaky in texture and sweet in taste. This recipe is very simple, and can be put together with everyday ingredients. The cookie can be enjoyed as a crispy light tea time snack and goes perfectly well with any mood or occasion.

All-purpose flour/Maida 2 cups
Semolina/Rava 2 tsp
Unsalted butter (Room temp)  3/4 cup
Sugar 1 cup
Cardamom powder ¼ tsp

Naankattais

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

In a bowl, mix together all-purpose flour and semolina. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar well, add the flour mixture in batches and make a smooth dough, mixing with a spatula or knead using hands. Add the cardamom powder and incorporate well into the dough. Make equal size balls out of the dough and flatten them between your palms. Lay them onto a buttered cookie sheet/baking tray. If you prefer, using a sharp knife, make depressions on the dough to place almonds, pistachios/cherries. Bake at 375 F for 13-15 minutes or until the cookies are firm and slightly golden in color. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes and store them in air tight container. Serve as a tea time snack or munch on to them watching a movie or your favorite TV show…

Nan Khatas

Cheers!!!
Chitra

48 comments :

  1. Hey,

    Love nan khatai biscuits...Yours have come out perfect...:)Yummy...beautiful clicks as always...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely looking soft nankattais.Well presented too.

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  3. I can feel the cookies melting in my mouth! :D

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  4. Looks perfect and lovely pictures

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  5. Chitra the naankattais look amazing...very few ingredients used...great presentation....love the colour combos used.
    Biny

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  6. Lovely clicks. The naankhatai looks beautiful and well made.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  7. I am already drooling!!! Nice presentation

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  8. My all time fav...lovely clicks too.

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  9. Looks perfect!! Nice presentation.

    http://www.easycookingforamateurs.com/

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  10. Scrumptious nankattais, looks absolutely elegant and cute..

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  11. OMG Chitra .... these nan khatai's look super perfect. The clicks are lovely, makes me crave for some

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  12. looks too good, you have done it really well and the pics are stunning as usual...

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  13. Melt in mouth cookies..so perfect and beautiful presentation.

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  14. Nankattai looks delicious. Love it. Adipoli.

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  15. They are baked to perfection,and Love the peacock feathers in the picture, it brought back memories from school days when as kids we used to exchange feathers for our feather collection and I remember I had to part with 5 feathers to get one peacock feather from one of my friends:)Enjoy your day with the lovely baked nankatai:)!!!

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  16. omg...awesome awesome,...wordless dear ...am bookmarking it dear !!!!!

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  17. that looks yummy..we cousins used to make naankattas long long loooog time back..love it....

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  18. Perfectly done...Nankata okke kazhicha kalam maranu... nice pics too..

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  19. Feeling hungry :) Delicious looking cookies!

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  20. This is very simple indeed love ur 2nd pic with peacock feather..gorgeous!

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  21. Yummy nankattais,great for the holidays.Lovely clicks.

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  22. Love them and this looks perfect..enikku kurachu ayachu tharumo?

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  23. Feel like grabbing them..Looks delish..

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  24. cute & yummy looking nankattas..enikkum parcel venamttoo..:)

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  25. adipoli ayittundu...very tempting.

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  26. they look so perfect and delicious!

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  27. Hiiii
    Perfect recipe of nankattas..looks so delicious

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  28. well...my tummy is rumbling now..so lovelyyyyyyyy n delicious...I love this recipe n trying it immediately...:D
    Tasty appetite

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  29. I have been craving these and were actually thinking about them a lot a couple of days back and to see it beautifully done now...aaaahhh..how I wish I can just pick one and eat. Love em!

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  30. i gonna try these ,..thy look so yum..

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  31. oh my...i am drooling..... perfectly bakes one.. i know how yummy they are.. slurp..

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  32. My all time fav,scrumptious cookies.......

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  33. pazham pappadam payasam koottiyoru pidi pidichal............

    koottathil nankatta .........

    adipoly

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  34. I see Nankattais all over the web! And now this one looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect!

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  35. so so perfect !!!! lovely yummy cuties!!

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  36. കല്യാണികുട്ടി കൊതിച്ചു പോയി... ഇനി എന്ന് ഇത് ഉണ്ടാക്കി കഴിക്കും!!!

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  37. wow, they looks super delicious and melt in mouth kind!!

    US Masala

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  38. They look so perfect and yummy.. I am drooling.. wish to munch on few right away :)

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  39. Perfect and yummy naankattas!! Great clicks and presentation!

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