Mar 11, 2015

Nan Khatai Recipe / Nankhatai Recipe / Besan Naan Khatai Recipe


Nan Khatai, i have been waiting to bake this cookies for a very long time. And few weeks back, i visited my pregnant friend, so i thought it would be great if i take something homemade for her. Then i decided to bake these cookies, i also baked another batch of cashew cookies which i will share soon.


Similar Recipes,

Ghee Cookies
Butter Cookies
Custard Powder Cookies
Oats Cookies
Honey Walnut Cookies
Cornflakes Cookies
Snowball Cookies


This cookies is made so many different ways, Basically it is a eggless indian cookies. It is either made with atta or besan. This time i used besan to make this cookies, will share another version soon. These cookies just melts in your mouth. They are delicious. Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 18 to 20 cookies
Recipe Source : Saffronkitchen

Ingredients:


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu - 1/2 cup / 60 grams
Ghee / Melted Butter / Oil - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1 tblspn or as needed
Pista - a handful finely chopped

Method:


Preheat oven to 180 Degree C. Line a baking tray with foil and set aside.


Take flour, gram flour, baking soda, baking powder in a bowl and mix well.


Take Ghee, powdered sugar, cardamom powder in a bowl and use a whisk to mix well.


Now add in the flour mix and fold well. Add milk and knead to a soft dough.


Take small portion of the dough and roll it into a ball. Dip it in chopped pista and arrange it in tray.


Bake for 15 to 20 mins or till golden.


Remove from oven and let it cool completely.


Store in a air tight container and Serve.


Notes:


1)Addition of milk depends on the consistency of the dough. Sometimes you will need more than 1 tblspn of milk. Sometimes you need less.

2)Dont over bake the cookies, the cookies may look soft when you take them from oven and it will harden as they cools.
3)This cookies stays good for a week in a air tight container. You can store them in fridge too.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Take all purpose flour in a bowl


Add in gram flour / besan


In goes baking powder


and little baking soda


give this a good mix


Now take some ghee in a bowl


add in powdered sugar..this is normal sugar 
which i powdered in a blender


add in cardamom powder


mix well using a whisk


add in the dry ingredients


mix well


I found the mixture to be too crumbly, so added little milk


Add little milk at a time and knead to a soft dough


Now take a small portion


Roll it into balls


dip them in chopped up pista


look how it is studded


arrange it in a baking tray which is lined with foil


Bake till done


let them cool down


Enjoy


They taste great..

57 comments:

  1. Can v bake dis in cooker.. I wanna to try it for my wedding day which is on coming Friday

    ReplyDelete
  2. Arthi can we bake it in cooker ?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks really yummy..I love Nankatai ...but usually buy frm bakery...it looks white in colour..nuv I can bake nankatai at home using ur recipe..huv can I make it in white colour??

    ReplyDelete
  4. Can do this in atta or wheat flour?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love your blog. Clear beautiful pictures. Tried many of your recipes. Awesome. Thanks for all your step by step pictures, detailed recipes. You help us to cook better and better.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks so much. Have been waiting for this recipe

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks. I love nan khatai and plan to make some tomorrow.

    ReplyDelete
  8. @shiga syes u can bake it in pressure cooker

    ReplyDelete
  9. @Zehra ARthat nan khatai is diff recipe, will share soon

    ReplyDelete
  10. How can we bake it in cooker pls give the detail

    ReplyDelete
  11. How I can bake this in cooker? Plz explain

    ReplyDelete
  12. @Anonymouscheck this link
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/search/label/Pressure%20Cooker%20Baking

    ReplyDelete
  13. How can we bake it in cooker and for how long? Please suggest...

    ReplyDelete
  14. @Ruma Halder check my pressure cooking baking post
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/search/label/Pressure%20Cooker%20Baking


    Inthat instead of cake tin, you can place a tray or a plate that is lined with foil. then put the cookies over the tray and put it inside the cooker. Cover and cook for 10 mins or so, check whether the cookies is done in that time. if not cook for more.

    ReplyDelete
  15. @Aarthi
    Thank You Aarthi, it was nice to learn so much about baking.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looking yummy
    I have a question can i make ur baking items in convection mode i dont have otg.

    ReplyDelete
  17. @bhoomikayes u can bake it in convection oven too

    ReplyDelete
  18. Aartho, i use samsung convection oven. Can i use the foil which u used in convection mode? Is it safe to use in my oven? Thank u in advance.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wht is the difference between baking powder and baking soda?

    ReplyDelete
  20. @Sapna Deoreboth are raising agents, but baking soda makes things softer and baking powder helps in rising

    ReplyDelete
  21. Awesome... It came out well for me and got applause from hubby too... Couldn't believe myself all store bought cookies can be done at home very easily... Thanks a ton for ur blogs... None of ur recipes have failed when I tried at home... Keep posting for followers like me... Thanks...

    ReplyDelete
  22. hi arthi. can v use butter instead of ghee

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi tried ur cookie yesterday...it came out well yesterday but today it has become soft what's the reason...

    ReplyDelete
  24. @abinayaif u keep it covered before it has cooled then it will get soft.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for ur reply...may be that might have happened.again will try and say u

      Delete
  25. Hi I'm a big fan of yours and I bought a new oven only because of you..i made this cookie and even after it is cooled it's soft.why?do we have to preheat each time when we keep the cookie?shall we use aluminium to bake?plz answer

    ReplyDelete
  26. @Anonymousif the oven is cooled, then preheat it and bake. yes u can bake in aluminium

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hello Aarthi... I have tried this recipe in my oven.. The upper crust was wonderfully baked.. Peefect crust.. But when i turned the cookie it wasnt baked at all.. Can u please give me a solution to how can i bake it overall

    ReplyDelete
  28. @Ankitayou have beake it in middle rack with both the elements on, did u bake it like that

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Aarthi,

    Amazing and pretty fool proof recipe. I tried this. Yet to taste.

    How would I get to know if the cookie is baked.

    Can I use jiggery instead of sugar

    ReplyDelete
  30. @Jyothijaggery will affect the texture, you will see the cookie turning little golden

    ReplyDelete
  31. mam I followed same procedure.. it came out good
    .BT just wanted to know how to make dem soft just lyk available in market which melts in mouth..mine is always hard wen eaten..pls guide

    ReplyDelete
  32. helo mam..hw to make nankhatai soft as it melts in mouth.mine always comes out hard after cooling though I don't bake much..pls guide

    ReplyDelete
  33. @tanisha surajwanidont cook it too long...because it carries on cooking once you take it out of oven

    ReplyDelete
  34. I used this recipe and mine turned out great!!
    Perfectly soft and melt in mouth. I baked them for exactly 15 mins only and this recipe made exactly 18 of them. This will be my go-to now.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Can u give the exact measurement for besan flour and sugar as both says 1/2 cup but in GMs it says diff measurement

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hey aarthi, u kept the balls of flour on the tray while baking..do we need to press the ball for the shape of cookie or will it take on its own? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi aarthi
    I tried dis recipe today and was amazing.Thanks so much for posting such an easy recipe
    It really melts in mouth but I thought it was very sweet, so if I reduce the amount of sugar will it affect the final result?

    ReplyDelete
  38. we use the same recipes for microwave convention mode or shall i reduce the temperature? please let me know

    ReplyDelete
  39. @Anonymoussame temp and timing for convection mode too

    ReplyDelete
  40. Your naan khatais are spectacular Aarthi wish I could borrow some of these right now lol. But I am surely going to try them. I have also written a Naan khatai recipe on my blog and I am going to give you a shout there :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi arthi Iam a big fan of ur blog. I have tried a lot of recipes from your blog and they all turned out perfect though this nan khatai was the only one that did not worked out for me. Taste was good but it was not very soft and they all got mixed together once baked. It was like a sheet and I had to cut it separate. Please let me know where I went wrong
    Regards
    Sugandha

    ReplyDelete
  42. @sugandha tewarii think u must have added too much baking soda and powder

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi aarthi,
    I have one basic doubt...
    For baking cookies and cakes which mode to be slected in OTG...
    Thanks in advance...

    ReplyDelete
  44. I am vegan, do not use any dairy products. Can I use coconut oil, or any other oil instead of ghee or butter?

    ReplyDelete
  45. Can we bake these cookies in microwave normal cooking mode...as I tried microwave cake which was done in 2-3 mins...so looking the same approach for these cookies as well.pls reply

    ReplyDelete
  46. @Anonymousno it has to be done in convection mode

    ReplyDelete
  47. Made them today. Used wheat flour and besan. 17 mins exact. They have turned out very yummy. Thanks for recipe

    ReplyDelete
  48. hi Aarthi, could you share the recipe for Microwave naan khatai

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hi aarthi ,ur blog really has good recipes,at very first I tried tutifrity cookies which came out pretty well but this Tym I tried naan khatais ,didnt came out good, not crunchy like a cookie rather feels little unbaked though I baked for almost 25 mins at 200c.pls tell whr I went wrong.

    ReplyDelete

You are really kind hearted, who came to leave comments for me. Each of your comments are really valuable for me. This keeps me cooking a lot..Thank you so much..

Please think twice before leaving Harsh & Rude comments. It hurts me a lot. All those comments will be deleted.

Thanks for understanding..

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...