Recently i was again in mood of baking something and made this Indian style Cookies called as "Nan Katayi", as i had not made them recently ...This are one of the most famous and simple Indian cookies...They do not require any special ingredients also,they can be made in no time and are eggless to. If steps are followed properly then they turn out crispy, tasty and melt in the mouth cookies.
- 2 cups all purpose flour(maida)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup ghee(or vanaspati butter)
- sliced almonds and cashewnuts
- 1 tea spoon baking soda
- 1 tea spoon fresh cardomom powder(or vanilla essence)
Sieve baking soda and flour for 2-3 times and keep it aside.Heat the ghee till it melts and add it to the flour and also add all the other ingredients except dryfruits and mix it well. Kned it well without using any water.While kneding press it well so that no air gap remains in it.
Form a ball of it and keep it aside for 4-5 hours.After the standing time is over grease a baking tray with ghee and preheat the oven for 180 degrees. You can even baking them after 30 mins if you do not have time, but keeping the dough longer yields better results.
Make small lemon size balls of the dough and press them a little, put dry fruits in the center hole.You can keep them plain also.While making dough balls and pressing them be careful as they can break soon as dough is not that sticky. You can grease your hands with ghee to make handling of the dough easier.
Arrange this balls in the greased tray and leave 2 inches gap between them.Bake them at 170 degrees for 25-30 mins or till they get slight cracks on top.
Cool them and keep in air-tight container.They remain fresh for 15-20 days.
Preparation Time: 40 mins