Saturday, November 30, 2013

NAN KHATAI : GUEST POST BY VIDYA BAINDUR

NAN KHATAI: GUEST POST BY VIDYA BAINDUR

Today's guest post by my friend, Vidya Baindur is of an old Indian favourite: the nan khatai, a buttery Indian cookie made of maida and besan. I remember reading somewhere that Nan Khatai comes from "Nan" the Persian word for bread and "cathay" their old word for China. It came into India through the Parsis and their bakeries.

Vidya is an accomplished cook and kindly agreed to contribute a recipe from her blog. Making Nan Khatai doesn't take too much time and I am sure you will enjoy her recipe for this tea time snack.



Ingredients

1. Maida, 1 and ½ big cups 
2. Rawa, 3 tsp
3. Besan, ¼ cup
4. Baking powder, ½ tsp
5. Ghee,  ¾ cups 
6. Powdered sugar, ¾ cups
7. Vanilla essence, ½ tsp

Method:  

Mix ghee, sugar and vanilla essence very well. 
In another vessel mix maida, rawa, baking powder, besan very well. 
Then mix the ghee and flour together and make dough. 
Make round patties and convection bake at 150° for 35 mins.
Thanks so much, Vidya. The nan khatais look very attractive and yummy.