Kesar nankhatai biscuit or kesar flavoured nankhatai cookies recipe

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Kesar nankhatai is a perfect tea time snack and very delicious due to the taste of saffron and colour of saffron added to it. They are Indian short bread cookies  made with all purpose flour, ghee and little semolina added to it.  It is not only easy and  quick to make but  delicious too.  Nankhatai is a popular cookie which is equally liked by kids as well as elders.

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Prep Time :  20 mins

Cook Time : 20 mins

Indian cuisine

INGREDIENTS

All purpose flour or maida –  1 1/2 cups

Powdered sugar – 1 cup

Ghee – 3/4 cup

Yoghurt/curd – 2 tablespoons

Semolina or rava – 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Kesar or Saffron strings – 10 to 12 (soaked in milk)

Cooking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

A pinch of salt

Chopped almonds for garnishing

HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE KESAR NANKHATAI RECIPE

Soak saffron strings in 2-3 tablespoons of milk for 20 minutes.

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Take a mixing bowl.  Add ghee and powdered sugar and whisk well till it is light, creamy and fluffy.

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Sift/sieve in the all purpose flour, cooking soda and a pinch of salt into this ghee-sugar mixture and mix well.

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Now add cardamom powder, saffron milk and semolina and combine together.  Finally add curd and knead well to a smooth dough.

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Divide the dough into small portions.  Form small round flat balls of dough and keep it ready.

Grease and line  baking tray/tin and arrange the flat balls on the baking tray.  Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Allow it to cool down.  Nankhatais are now ready  to be served.

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Store nankhatais in an airtight container and serve with tea/coffee as a evening snack or enjoy the cookies as it is.

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TIPS/NOTES

Temperatures vary in different ovens.  So always keep an eye while baking.   If the nankhatais are not baked enough,  bake them for few more minutes.

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