Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Celebrate rakshabandhan with indian shortbread cookies ~ Naankhatai

Though I may be far
But we are close in each others thoughts
In each others prayers
that's the way we are always together
Happy Rakshabandhan !!

This greeting goes to my brothers in India :)

Festivals and Celebrations bring out so much fun and excitement in our lives and though we are far away from our country I never miss a chance to celebrate every little festival in our own sweet way.
Rakshabandhan back home was always so much fun, specially when you are a sister you are being bestowed with all gifts and given so much love.
As a food blogger ,festivals give a chance to try out something sweet.So for this ocassion I have made nankhatais ~ a traditional indian shortbread cookie.


1 1/4 cup Gram flour
1/4 cup Suji
1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup Butter
A pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
10-12 halved almonds


Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a tray with baking paper.In a bowl whisk sugar and butter till light and creamy.In a separate bowl sift together gram flour,suji,all purpose flour,salt ,cardamom powder and baking powder.Now mix the butter mix in the flour and form a dough.Knead for a couple of minutes and keep it in the fridge for about half an hour.Take it out and form into round shaped discs.Place an almond half on top and bake these goodies for 15-18 minutes till they are done.

Enjoy the aroma filling your home.This nankhatai is sure to raise a festive spirit in your home so go ahead and try these goodies !!
Wishing everyone a happy rakshabandhan !!


  1. Nice pictures Charu!! .. And good makeover to the blog, looks fab..

  2. Blog looks so nice and clean now :):) lovely cookies and nice pics :)

    1. thanks dear:)..yeah i like it too nw :)

  3. i love the header...very quirky and fun :)
    great makeover charu

    1. thanks nisha ...great to knw u all likd it :)

  4. Scrumptious Indian cookies, can munch anytime..Looks fabulous.

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