Nan Katai…. wow it's my favorite cookie. I used to make this from my college days. That time we had that small round electric oven. I used to make some cakes, khari, puffs and nankatai which my Kaku taught me after my 12th exam. Gone those days….. I thought to make this lovely cookies once again and started to find out my first recipe notebook. I finally got the recipe and here it is for you all…..
All purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cups
Ghee - 5-6 tablespoon (Earlier kaku was used to make it with dalda-Vanaspati ghee)
Powder sugar - half cup
Baking powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon.
a pinch of salt (Optional)
Sift all the powders together. Now by adding little ghee at a time knead a soft dough. Don't use water for this. You can increase the quantity of ghee if required. Cover it and keep aside for an hour or so. Now grease a tray. Preheat oven on 180 °C. Make small equal balls of dough and press them with your palm. If you like put some pistachio slice on it. Arrange these ball on tray. Keep some distance because the size get bigger after baking. Bake for 20 minutes. Store it in a airtight container after it gets cool. Tastes good with tea:)
This goes to Sara's Cakes n Cookies Event.
And to Susan's Eat Christmas Cookies season 3