Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies | How to make Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies

By Swapna Sunil  |  4th May 2016  |  
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Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookiesby Swapna Sunil
  • Prep Time

    20

    mins
  • Cook Time

    20

    mins
  • Serves

    10

    People

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About Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies

Nankhatai are shortbread biscuits popular in India and Pakistan. The word Nankhatai is derived from the Persian word Naan meaning bread and Khatai an Afghan word meaning Biscuit. These biscuits are bursting with flavors of butter and almonds, they are unbelievably crispy and flaky. These serve as perfect accompaniment for tea and great pass time snacks during journeys. These tend to have a real long shelf life, that might last up to a month easily when stored in airtight containers. So what else could be a better snack to make and store than this?

Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Swapna Sunil is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies is 20 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies is perfect to serve 10 people. Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies by commenting on this page below!

Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies

Ingredients to make Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies

  • 1 cup : All purpose flour / Maida
  • 1/2 cup : Gram flour / Besan
  • 1/4 cup : Semolina / Fine sooji / Fine Upma rawa
  • 1/2 tsp : Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp : Cardamom powder
  • 3/4 cup : Melted Ghee/ Clarified butter
  • 3/4 cup : Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup : Chopped Almonds, divided

How to make Almond Nan Khatai/Desi shortbread cookies

  1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients including half of crushed almonds. Knead this into a dough, this turns out like a short crust dough unlike other doughs that are soft and smooth.
  2. Next take a spoonful of dough and roll into a ball, later press it gently and make a peda shape. Shape the rest in the same manner and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Now sprinkle remaining chopped almonds little over each peda and press gently so that they stick to the peda.
  4. Bake this in a preheated oven at 150°C / 300°F for 15 mins, until slightly golden at the edges.
  5. Once baked let them sit on the baking sheet for couple of mins, later transfer them onto a wire rack and cool completely at room temperature. Place the cooled Nan khatai cookies in an airtight container and cherish till the stock lasts.

My Tip:

Do not over knead the cookie dough.

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