NanKhatai (3rd recipe)
A very delicious biscuit !!!! Rich in taste and high in calories too !!!!
Makes: 20 – 22
1 cup (200 ml / 8oz – standard measuring cup) maida (all purpose flour)
1 pinch of soda bicarb (cooking soda)
½ cup (100 ml / 8 oz) + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
½ cup (100 ml / 8 oz) ghee (normal ghee and not melted)
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
Extra 1 teaspoon ghee (to grease baking tray)
Heat oven (OTG) at 200 * C or 400 * F (moderate hot).
In deep and wide bowl, beat the solid ghee and powdered sugar till fluffy (with electric beater).
Add soda bicarb and flour and make a soft dough. Add extra 1 teaspoon ghee if required when making dough. Do not add water or milk.
Add cardamom powder and knead it well for some time or until smooth dough.
Grease baking tray with 1 teaspoon ghee.
Knead the dough again and make small balls (20 – 22), flatten them slightly and arrange on a greased baking tray. Leave enough space (1 – inch gap) between each biscuits and bake for 13 - 15 minutes or until there is a slight color change (light golden color).
Keep aside to cool and store in an airtight container.