Eggless cardamom wheat cookies (Naan Khatai)

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Eggless cardamom wheat cookies (Naan Khatai)

Next time you have a friend over, serve her home baked healthy cookies with refreshing naturally caffeine free strawberry & raspberry tea. This recipe is from Sonali Biju who runs a baking shop – The Patisserie . Eggless cardamom wheat cookies (Naan Khatai) is one of Sonali Biju’s favourite recipe. Naan Khatai is a popular tea time cookie and is easily available in most bakery shops in india. It can be called as Indian shortbread cookies or biscuits. Traditionally they are made with all purpose flour but you can make the healthy version with multigrain flour.

NankhataiIngredients:

  1. Multigrain flour: 72 gms
  2. Powdered sugar :45 gms
  3. Crushed cardamom : 2 gms
  4. Yoghurt : 1 tsp
  5. Softened butter: 57 gms
  6. Baking powder: 1/4tsp

Method:

  1. Sift multigrain flour and baking powder in a separate bowl and keep aside
  2. Beat butter and sugar till pale yellow and fluffy (2 minutes)
  3. Add yoghurt and beat for 1 minute
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix with fingers to make a dough
  5. Make round balls of approximately 13 gms in weight and place on a greased baking tray.
  6. Press gently on the top.
  7. Arrange the cookies on baking tray approximately 1 inch apart.
  8. Preheat the oven @ 170 degrees C for 10 minutes
  9. Bake cookies for 30-40 minutes
  10. Remove the tray and allow to cool on rack for 10 minutes
  11. These cookies can be stored in air tight container for 4-5 days.

Recipe Contributed by Sonali Biju

SonaliBijuSonali Biju is the founder of The Patisserie – healthy baking in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. The Patisserie’s tag line is “Healthy Baking” and they take that tag line very seriously. In their quest to providing healthy and tasty baked goods, instead of usual refined flour (maida) they use whole wheat/multigrain flour. Artificial flavours are replaced with flavours and colours from fruits and extracts, no preservatives of any class is used. They use very less amount of sugar in the baking as they believe sweetness should add to the flavour of other ingredients used in the products rather than over powering them. Main focus is on healthy baking, bakes from wheat, eggless baking and chocolates for diabetic patients as per the recommendation of nutritionists. You can contact Sonali on sonalibiju@gmail.com for more such recipes.

Sonali tells us what made her start this venture

“Baking is considered as the the oldest known method of cooking food by man. Though baking is perhaps the most healthiest way of cooking food, however in recent times baked goods are falling into bad repute for being unhealthy. Being in the hospitality industry for the past 20 years, I always felt the need to rescue this beautiful art and science of baking from its current disrepute and restore it to its rightful position of being a healthy form of cooking food.”

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