Tuesday, March 22, 2011

kesar nankhatai /saffaron cookies

Last week was not a good week for me as my daughter was suffering from viral fever,cold & cough,all together...kids getting sick is just too tiring for us ..they are so very cranky and need pampering every now and then that we start feeling sick :(.Anyways i really dont know what's store in this year, 2011 for me,nothing is working out too well.."hope for the best and prepare for the worst" is my father in law's fav quote and i too believe in it ,i am surely hoping some good things in coming days.Therefore, these days im not able to concentrate much on my cooking and blogging as well ,not trying out too many new dishes but yes this nankhatai recipe which i posted today was made for our last to last long weekend trip where we had been to buchan caves and lake enterance in east gippsland,outskirts of melbourne with some friends and had nice outing with overnight stay for a change!This is yet another tried & tasted dish from my blogger friend aipi's kitchen.Hope u all njoy the recipe as much as we all did !Sending this to priya for her bookmarked recipes-every tuesday ,co-hosted by aipi and also for hosting this month's  t & t event  started zlamushka & now owned by lakshmi.

original recipe is here.
ingredients :
11/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
7-8 tbsp melted ghee
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp kesar/saffaron ( powdered in a pestle or mashed by the back of the spoon )
1/2 tsp cardomon pwd
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (pistachios /almonds/cashew nuts)
method :
Mix flour,baking soda,baking powder and salt together and sieve it for 1-2 times.Add sugar,saffaron,milk and mix well.Add ghee little at a time and make a smooth soft dough without any cracks.Cover the dough with cling sheet or plastic wrap and keep in fridge for 15-20 mins.Preheat the oven to 350F ,divide the dough into 22 equal portions,shape them round,flatten them little by your palm and garnish it with the nuts.Place them on the baking sheets and bake them for 15-20 mins or till golden brown in colour.Let it cool down for 10-12 mins and then remove from the sheet as they might be soft whislt hot.You can store it in airtight containers for few days and njoy eating !


  1. They look so delicious and perfectly baked:)

  2. Tasty naan attai.too gud to have it for tea.

  3. Kesar nankhatai looks delicious.

  4. wow...completely a new recipe Sonu...nice presentation..
    Tasty appetite

  5. Scrumptious nankhatais, looks fabulous and rich..

  6. Perfectly baked,rich yummy cookies.

  7. Nankhatai looks perfect and yumm!

  8. I am sure things will get better soon...they always do. Lots of hugs n love to your kiddo :)

    Nankhatai looks perfect..thanks for trying n liking it dear..

    US Masala

  9. Cookies looks crispy, yummy and tempting.

  10. As time changes,things changes..so dont worry. Lots of love to you daughter.
    cookies looks really yummy.

  11. buy best quality saffron at your door step. kesar is good for health and this best for pregnant women for his child. kesar is Indian name of saffron.


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