Kesar Nankhatai

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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 

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  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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