Naankatai cookies


All purpose Flour 1/2 cup
Semolina 1/2 cup
Gram flour 1/6 cup (about 2 tablespoons)
Baking soda 1/8th tspn
Green cardamoms 5 nos
Softened Butter 1/4 cup + Dalda(vegetable fat) 1/4 cup(you would need as much to make a smooth dough that can form nice round cookies)
Sugar powdered 2/3 cup
Cashewnuts 10 numbers(chop 5 into small pieces to garnish the cookies)


-Preheat the oven to 250C(convection mode).Grease the baking tray.I’m using a convection oven its the same as a gas oven maybe the timings will vary.I baked for 10 mins the gas oven may take lesser time.
-Powder the sugar,cashews(4-5),cardamoms and keep aside.
-Add all the dry ingredients to a plate.
-Add the butter dalda mix and make a smooth dough such that you can make little balls of dough smoothly(they shouldn’t crumble).And flatten them and pinch in a few pieces of chopped cashew at the centre of each cookie.
-Arrange them a few inches apart as the cookies will expand as they bake.
-Bake for about 10 mins.And allow to cool.
-Makes about 15 crispy crunchy cookies.