Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kesar Nankhatai

For the Last day of the BM, i tried Kesar Nankhatai from US Masala. This Recipe has been in my To-do List for a very long time.  I followed the Recipe to the word!!!! Loved the end result, The Flavor of Kesar/Saffron was lingering in the entire house. Half-a-Dozen Cookies vanished the moment it was ready. My Hubby Loves the flavor of Saffron/Kesar, he was so delighted to taste them and asked me bake a batch for his Office!!!! 
1 and 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup + 3 tbsp Powdered Sugar
3/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Salt a pinch
7 tbsp Melted Ghee/Clarified butter
 2-3 tbsp of Milk
1/2 tsp Saffron, powdered 
Chopped nuts for topping

  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients except the ghee.
  • Add ghee, a little at a time, while mixing and kneading the dough until you have it the consistency of smooth pliable dough. You should be able to make a smooth ball without cracks. 
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough and Shape them into round balls and flatten them a little between your palms. Garnish the top with chopped nuts/
  • Arrange them on the baking sheet 1'' apart, nut side up. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15 -18 minutes or until they turn light golden color. The cookies expand while baking so do keep it 1" apart.
  • Take them out of the oven and let them cool to room temperature. 
Sending them to Kids Delight -Eggless Bakes/Vegan Bakes hosted by Priya, Event by Srivalli and Sweet Luv, Happening Zesty Palette and Bake Fest, hosted by Kalyani, Event by Vardhini 


  1. these look so yummy..flavor of both saffron and cardamom must be delicious!

  2. These look really nice Priya...I've never had kesar cookies and i quite like kesar myself!

  3. You have tempted us enough with these goodies..They are all just drool worthy!!

  4. so flavorful n delicious looking it!!

  5. they look perfect! yummy ones!

  6. Love this cookie anytime..glad you could join us for BM..

  7. yummy nankattais. loved ur eggless bakes

  8. i m so happy now to see nan khatai recipes, as i recently made one and was good at it, i am secretly collecting variety and saw this one..thanks Priya , it was good to do BM with you

  9. Inviting cookies Priya. It was fun running the marathon with you.Thx for linking to the event.

  10. You gave me a new item for the Holi Menu Priya.. I am confused now which one to make :)P

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