Our friend Puja from The Cup of Calm blog is sharing her nankhatais recipe, the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
- 3 cups of graham flour/besan
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of (can be slightly more or less) of ghee/butter/oil
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp of baking soda
- 1/4 tsp of nutmeg (optional)
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon (optional)
- Cooking spray
- Almonds, cashews, or pistachio for garnishing (optional)
- Preheat the over to 325F.
- Mix all your dry ingredients together (flour, graham flour, sugar, baking soda, and spices)
- Whether you're kneading by hand or a food processor, slowly add your choice of oil/ghee/butter so the dough doesn't end up too soft.
- Once your dough is ready, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, lightly coated with cooking spray.
- Roll out and shape dough into equalized sized balls, "pedas" and place on the sheet.
- If you're going for the full effect, use your thumb to make an impression in the center and place a nut (cashew, almond, or pistachio) of your choice.
- Place your cookie sheet in the over for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Higher temperatures will burn your cookies.
- These should be slightly crisp on the outside but crumble upon your first bite.
- Let these cool for 10 minutes, precisely the amount of time it takes to make Tea India Masala Chai Moments.
- Serve and enjoy!