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Nankathai – Indian Cardamom Shortbread Cookies


Is it just me or is the sound of a kettle turning on the most comforting sounds in the world. Hearing the water start out to boil absent just can make me mentally go “ahhhhh”. The emoticon with the smiley rose cheeks? Yeah that experience takes place too. I’m positive it’s synonymous with the plan that I’m about to have a big extra fat hug in a cup. (That’s tea for people today who talk normal english). 


You have come dwelling late, you have come dwelling early, you have listened to very good information, you have listened to lousy information, you have created cake, you have not created cake. Any…scratch that…each and every scenario sounds/feels/preferences much better with a cup of tea. Fellow tea fans, can I get an amen?? When I went to college in the states, I quickly learned that “putting the kettle on” is not a issue more than there. In actuality, kettles aren’t even extensively readily available in shops. I know! Bunch of crazies. My views specifically.

I consider this enjoy for tea (and kettles it would surface) stems from the British and Indian in me…two nations of tea fans! And what much better way to compliment tea than a biscuit or “biskoot” as pronounced in the motherland. Which delivers me to today’s recipe of the completely moreish, buttery, crumbly and fragrant nankathai. We are talking melt in mouth component x a thousand people today. Mum and I have been developing this recipe for decades making an attempt to make it much better each and every time and you know what, I consider this one is truly THE Just one. If you have tried out the outdated recipe on the site I urge your to re-make with this recipe. Check out! Go now! Oh and come back and enable me know your views. You should :).



2016-08-15 06:21:36

Yields 20

  1. ½ cup gram flour
  2. 1½ cups simple flour
  3. ¾ cup icing sugar
  4. ¼ tsp inexperienced cardamom seeds, floor into a fantastic powder
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/eighth tsp bicarbonate of soda
  7. ¾ cup ghee
  8. almond slithers for garnishing
  1. Line a baking tray and preheat oven to 180ºc.
  2. To a bowl, insert the gram flour, simple flour, icing sugar, cardamom powder, baking powder and bicarb of soda. Combine very well.
  3. Add the ghee and mix together using a whisk. When you see the ghee has combined through, put the whisk down and scrape off any excessive combination back into the bowl.
  4. Now, maintain the bowl with one hand and using your free of charge hand, knead the combination into a rigid but smooth dough. Notice, it does take a number of minutes prior to you see the combination come together and start out to take the type of a dough but it will take place – preserve at it.
  5. Divide the dough into 20 sections. (you can make more or significantly less relying on what size you choose. My photographs reflect a produce of 20). Roll into smooth balls.
  6. Location them on the lined tray and flatten with your fingers a little. Location an almond slither on each individual.
  7. Location the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. They ought to be gentle golden in colour. Take out from warmth and allow to awesome. (Do not contact prior to they awesome if not they will crumble!)
  8. Serve or store in an air restricted container.
  1. Tip – Really lightly oiling your fingers can assistance with forming and kneading the dough!

By Monica

Tailored from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana

Tailored from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana

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