Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Atta Nankhatai

Baking is something which I learnt recently..though I still haven’t mastered the art.My baking journey started when I got a Microwave and I was searching forever for Cake recipes..after a few successful attempts,I started looking for more recipes where I could bake bake and bake.That is how Malai Cookies came to be.I had bought a book on Cakes & Cookies and that one was the simplest of the recipes.After the beginners luck,I made Butter cookies and till date that is the best cookie I have baked so far.

I wonder how I never tried making Nankhatai,the famous Indian cookie or biscuit.I remember making this with amma in her cooking range(sometime back,gas burners used to have an oven attachment beneath).I loved those creamy white cookies with a strong Cardamom flavor.I tried making it once using Shilpa’s recipe and it came out excellent but it didn’t have the looks that I desired.Can someone please help me with this??

I am currently in a recipe compiling marathon-the number of magazines(mostly Vanitha) lying around is just taking up a huge space in my shelf.So I am tearing up the recipe pages and planning to bind them all together.I came across a wonderful Atta Nankhatai recipe in one of the old editions and I decided to make it immediately.Again the same thing,even though it tasted great,I still didn’t get the looks I desired..Please help!!

Atta Nankhatai

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour/Atta – 1 ¼ cup
Rava/Semolina – ½ cup
Ghee – ½ cup
Powdered sugar – ½ cup
Crushed cardamom seeds – of 2 cardamom
Baking soda – a pinch

Method

Preheat oven to 150*C.
Sift together atta,rava,cardamom seeds and baking soda.
Cream ghee and powdered sugar with a spoon.
Add the sifted ingredients little by little to make a dough.
Make small balls of the dough and flatten a little.
Arrange on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or till the nankhatai turns golden in colour.

35 comments :

  1. Turned out nicely... I bet it tasted great

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  2. they look wonderful..nankatai is in my list too..

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  3. Made with atta that is definetly new! nankhatai looks delicous!

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  4. looks gr8..baking i need to start...i did it in my school days...u remind me of those...:)

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  5. Divu, who says u hvn't mastered baking..its come perfect! How versatile u r getting wt baking! I simply sit here admiring, gazing at the goodies u churn out of ur oven! Wow..am making your malai cookies today, they r new to me, wd post feedback tom in the respective post! :D TKS!!

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  6. Great nankhatai with atta flour, nice twist Divya..

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  7. hey it looks good dear.. I guess that is how the nankhatai turns out to be.. I have made once and they look the same... With atta must have tasted good.. Bookmarked to try!!! I am the worst baker on the earth..I could only make decent nankhatai's till date.. I made 2 cakes which failed miserably..

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  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments!!

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  9. Lovely nankhatai's...love the fact that you made them with atta, awesome :-)

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  10. I love nankatais. These look yumm.
    Vanith i too have a subsccription, did you look through the cake recipes from the last magazine. They were looking yumm.

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  11. Thats a nice and delicious nankhatai..

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  12. I Love fresh baked nankatai.. and yours are made with wheat Atta.. thats really creative and thy look perfect

    chakali

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  13. Unusual combo..love the addition of atta, rava and ghee :)
    Even I am in my baby steps reg baking :)and still is behind with the conventional equipments :)
    well another batch of 'melting moments' is getting baked now..after all its christmas, right? :)
    bookmarking yours too :)

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  14. Yummy nankhatai...my fav cookie..i too love the cardamam flavor in it which makes it unique..You are really enjoying baking which is very very evident from ur posts :)..good one

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  15. looks so delicious and mouth-watering. Came out perfect.

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  16. Never made with atta..healthier one than the usual version.

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  17. This is so cool... Nice recipe. Nankhatai in atta... sounds so good. YUM!

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  18. made with atta! lovely its very innovative.

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  19. All ur recipies are homely and tasty. I love the bread omelette idea more. check out my blog too.

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  20. I love these nankhatais :) Never ate wheat based though, I never try baking cookies as it always ends up figureless and flat and over baked...

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  21. Wow! Using atta sounds like a great idea. Looks delicious! :)

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  22. Hey divya..
    I tried ur nan khatai ....
    came out really yummy...except i added some milk while making the diugh..so didnt crack at all after baking...
    but must say-ur blog is awesome..i should try more of the listed things...gud job!

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  23. hey divs...i tried the yummy nan khatai....it came out superb and yummy ..manu just loved them:) thanks to u...
    and i just tried adding some milk in dough and it helped to prevent the cracks after baking:)
    gud job..will def try more of ur lovely recipies:)

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  24. hi
    looks delicious.but I have a question do you use powdered sugar OR powder the granulated regular sugar...

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    1. I used regular sugar ground in a mixie.

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  25. Hi,
    I think its extremely generous of you to share all that huge range of recipes.. esp the cakes, I'm just having the best time going over each one of them!

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  26. Hi Divya, I have a question for baking. Can we bake nan khatai in microwave (convention mode) if we dont have a OTG?

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  27. Thank you very much for the recipe. I was looking for atta recipes for baking. Will definitely try right now.

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  28. I made this and they turned out pretty terrible :(
    It has a bitter taste... I wonder what went wrong

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    1. I think the bitter taste could be due to baking soda which might have gone stale.Hope you try it again!

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  29. Should I use both ( top & bottom ) heating elements while baking cookies?

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  30. Should i use both ( top & bottom ) heating elements while baking cookies?

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