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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Melt in your mouth Nankhatai's

Just come back from the Kitchen Garden Society meeting, all bloated, satiated, fed to the gills , with plenty of recipes but nary a plant or a sapling or even a seed. You would naturally want to know what commonality exists between recipes and KGS meetings. Well, it so happened that in the previous meeting , the President of the society declared blithely that even hard core gardening enthusiasts were entitled to some fun and since fun = food  in India , she intoned that some chosen ones would showcase their culinary skills in the next KGS meeting.

Today was the meeting- where about 15 of us gave a sort of Lec-Dem ( lecture demonstration) of a dish each. The dishes ranged from the sublime ( Nankhatai)  to the ridiculous ( never mind) .I have come back really impressed  both by the  taste of the small , Indian cookies and the simplicity of the recipe. The cookies were made right in front of us and seem easy to make.

The recipe: ( makes about 45 pieces)


Maida  2 cups
Suji  3 Tablespoon
Besan  less than 1 cup
( Besan and suji should together measure 1 cup)
Refined Oil  1.25 cup
Castor Sugar  1.4 cup


Preheat oven at 180C
Sieve the flours together 3-4 times
Mix refined oil and castor sugar together in a bowl.
Add the three flours to it.
Make a dough but do not knead the dough too much.
Make small balls ( about marble size).
Bake at 180 C for about 10 minutes and then at 150 C for 2o minutes.
After cooling ,store them in an air tight container.

1 comment:

  1. I had learnt the preparation in my Bakery Summer-class, but Besan wasn't amongst the ingredients :)
    I love this sweet! Yummy!