Monday, July 19, 2021

Nankhatai with Gur Shakkar | Indian Bakery Biscuits

Today I am sharing another recipe for Nankhatai! This one is really melts in the mouth and has a distinctive flavor as I have use Gur Shakkar to sweeten it. Gur Shakkar is a great way to sweeten traditional Indian sweets. I use it in baking especially bakes that are classically Indian. Learn more about Gur Shakkar here.

I shared these delicious bakery treats with family and friends and they were a hit!! Hope you try baking them and enjoy them in your home too!! Nankhatai ia a great festival favorite in India. Try making a batch if these with Gur Shakkar to share in the festival season :)

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3/4 cup besan (gram flour)
1/8 cup semolina (sooji | cream of wheat)
1/8 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup gur shakkar
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/8 tsp saffron
12 pistachio kernels (unsalted, raw)

  1. Mix the ghee and gur shakkar in a bowl. Whip until fluffy. 
  2. Add the saffron and mix it well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the besan, semolina, all purpose flour, baking soda, and cardamom.
  4. Pour dry mix into wet mix and big to make a tight dough. 
  5. Divide this dough into 12 equal portions.
  6. Roll each portion into. ball. 
  7. Flatten gently into a disk about 1/3 inch thick.
  8. Press you index finger into the center to create a dent.
  9. Place a pistachio there.
  10. Bake cookies in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for 15-18 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven. Cool on baking tray for at least 7 minutes.
  12. Remove from the tray and cool completely on a cooling rack.
  13. Enjoy with milk or tea!
Good to Know
  • Ghee can be replaced with softened unsalted butter.
  • Traditionally saffron is soaked in a little warm milk prior to use. Here the extra milk would make the cookies dough too moist.
  • When you bring the cookies out of the oven, they will be soft and crumbly. Let them sit there. If you handle them at this stage they will fall apart.
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