Appetizers/snack/ Bars and cookies/ Kids Special/ North Indian

Nankatai

Ingredients

  1. All purpose flour-1/2 cup
  2. Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
  3. Chickpea flour/besan-1 tbsp
  4. Semolina-1 tbsp
  5. Baking Powder-1/4 tsp
  6. Salt-1 pinch
  7. Granulated sugar- 1/2 cups
  8. cardamom-3 nos
  9. Nutmeg powder-1/4 tsp
  10. Butter-1/2 cup
  11. Almonds -as required

Method

  • Preheat oven to 150 deg C.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine together,all purpose flour,whole wheat flour,chickpea flour ,semolina baking powder and salt.
  • In a blender,add sugar,cardamom and nutmeg powder and grind to form a fine powder.Add this to the flour mixture.
  • Add butter and mix well until everything comes together.Knead this well to form a soft dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for about 20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into equal sized balls of about 2 inch dia.(Make sure the balls are smooth with no cracks.)
  • Place these balls on to a baking tray lined with parchment paper,leaving 2″ in between each one.Gently press halved almonds on top of each ball.
  • Bake at 150 deg C for about 20 to 22 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies turn golden brown.
  • Allow it to to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing.

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12 Comments

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    Muraligeetham
    November 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    wow! perfectly made!

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    What's Baking??
    November 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Awesome cookies. Would love to try this.

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    divyagcp
    November 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Love these cookies.. You have made it perfectly. Pictures are beautiful, tempting me to try them.. 🙂

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    Suja Manoj
    November 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Great cookies,perfectly made,beautiful..

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    Vimitha Durai
    November 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Cokies look so yummy n perfect

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    Priya Suresh
    November 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Who can resist to these prefect nankattais, wish i get some rite now.

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    Nandinis food
    November 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

    The shape has come out so well! So tasty!

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    great-secret-of-life
    November 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

    so perfect yummy looking nankati
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    Ganga Sreekanth
    November 11, 2012 at 5:28 am

    looks so good and tempting

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    Reshmi Mahesh
    November 12, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Perfect and yummy nan kathai…Lovely clicks dear..

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    Zareena
    November 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Amazing dear. Perfect clicks. Simply mind blowing.

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    Nandita Pai
    November 15, 2012 at 8:22 am

    These are such beautiful cookies… love ur presentation and loved those pics! 🙂 My first time here.. and boy, i am impressed! 🙂

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