Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Nankatai

Hurraaaaaaaaaaayyyyy This is my Century post.
I did miss my 1 year celebration of my blog as I was in India, so I really didn't want to forget my century post.
Ofcourse one always celelebrate with something sweet, so I thought why not celebrate with Nanakaty,I have a another reason to make them.Which is Nags The Saas, Bahu Aur Sensex event.
Visit here to know more about the movie here.

What Nags want is on her own wordsCome up with a dish for the contest. The only condition is that it needs to be an Indian recipe.
It can be anything ranging from a recipe an aunt passed along, a dish your mom used to make, quick enough so that she has time to pack you off to school and get to work herself, a meal that you enjoyed during your girls' night out with friends and want to re-create at home.

Well Nankatai is something as a kid and a teenager I had at home.
My mom used to make them in her oven.
You know the one which looks like a round box with a glass top on it.
She also used to buy from the bakers.
When ever my mom went out ( shopping in the town or just going to pay her electricity bill or visiting family) and came home she always had a small packet for us kids.

Inside it, it will be something from the bakers, it could be puffs, ladoos, Nankatai , anything.
If it was biscuits it would be quater kilo, and if it was laddos or jalebi or puffs it will be 3 numbers, one each for all three of us.

We were always happy to get them.
Can you imagine kids beeing happy now because their mom bought them biscuits or cookies from the baker.Well not mine for sure.
For her all these things are just normal everyday thing.

Anyway these are so easy to make.Ididn't get the shape like they have it in the bakers, any suggestion is always welcome.But they were super delicious. I loved them.

Ingridients:
Butter Unsalted 150gm
Powdered Sugar 50 gm
Flour 100 gm
Semolina 25 gm
Baking powder 1 tsp
Soda bi carbonate half tsp
Cashewnut powder 25 gm
Cardamom powder half tsp

Method:
Cream butter and sugar . Add the rest of the ingridients and mix well.
Shape into small balls and bake them in a preheated oven. 150°C for 20 minutes.

63 comments:

DEESHA said...

congrats on your 100th post .. nankatai looks good ..

Priti said...

Congrats on your 100th post dear...Wish you many more posts ;) (I mean wish to your blog :P ) Nankatai looking gud and yummy

Deborah said...

Congrats on 100!! And these look very good!

kamala said...

COngrats on ur 100 th post..As a sweet lover how could I resist on seeing this beauty..Looks yummy

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Congrats on ur celebration. Nankatai looks so good. YUM!

Cham said...

Congrats HC and I wish many more posts :) Nankatai got a perfect shape not even a small crack !

Happy cook said...

Deesha thankyou

Prite hi hi i get you :-)

Deboraha thankyou

Kamala same here i love sweets

Sukanya thankyou

Ben said...

Happy 100th post! And what a way to celebrate. I love to learn about new foods and this is one that looks amazingly delicious.

Mandira said...

Congrats on the milestone! The nankatai looks delicious and so does the pannacotta with caramelized oranges. What a great idea!

Darius T. Williams said...

Aww - happy 100. These look great!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

sra said...

Happy 100th and belated blog anniversary!

Aparna said...

Congartulations on the century, HC. Nankhatais are definitely the way to celebrate, I say.:)
Thanks for the mail. I'll check out on the alternatives.

vanpham said...

Many congratulations! These cookies look so beautiful and yummy.

Divya Vikram said...

They look perfectly shaped and stacked over one another.And congrats on your milestone..

Sireesha said...

Congrats on ur milestone dear :)Looking forward to see more interesting and yummy recipes from you.. :) Keep it going!

Nankatai looks soooooo perfect.

indosungod said...

Congrats! The Nankatai looks terrific and the shape seems just fine :)

sowmya said...

congrats on your 100th post...nanakatais have turned out really soft and delicious..Looking forward for more..

meeso said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! These really sound good... and you're right, kids now won't get as excited over a simple gesture... Sometimes I wonder how to backtrack and get my daughter to appreciate everything she has!

Madhavi said...

Congratulations on ur 100th post :))Keep rocking!!

LOve ur nankatai, great recipe and thanks for sharing dear!!!

Nags said...

that looks like some work. Thank you so much for taking time out to enter my event

LG said...

Congratulations on that Century and wishing you many more centuries..Nankatai looks yumm..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Tats a milestone HC,and nan kattai looks perfect,I should try this too sometime:)

Gloria (Canela) said...

Really congrats you, I like sooo your Blog!! Yummy and lovely recipes, Happy 100 Post. Gloria

Sagari said...

congrats happy cook ,biscuits looks beautiful ,looking farward to see more wonderful recipes in future

Dhanggit said...

with my hot cappuccino this is perfect!! happy 100th post dear! mwah!

shriya said...

Congrats Happy cook on your 100th post. Nakatai looks so yummy. Never heard about this one before. But the step by step pics makes me to try it. Bookmarked it.

Happy cook said...

Ben thankyou, yeah i fully agree with you.

Mandira hi hi it was a fabulous idea :-)

Darius tahnkyou

Sra thankyou

Aparna it was my pleasure

Vanpham thankyou

Maria said...

Congrats on your 100! Looks like a yummy treat!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Those Nakatai look very pretty and delicious!

cheers,

Rosa

Rosie said...

Congrats on 100th H.C.!! I look forward to viewing the next 100 posts :) Your nankatai looks delicious!!

Rosie x

Maria said...

Congrats on your 100th post and what a great way to mark this event than with your gorgeous looking Nankatai!

Maria
x

Divya Kudua said...

Congrats on your 100th post HC..wish you many many more!!nankatai looks delicious and what a perfect entry for the 100th one..to be honest they look perfect to me..absolutely bakery-like!!!

Cakelaw said...

Happy 100 posts! Great biscuits too.

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates on ur 100th post...nankatai looks gud and inviting...u would have invited us...

Jaime said...

congrats on your 100th post! those look so sweet and yummy

raaji said...

congrats on the 100th post.........
those biscuits remind me of my cllg days.....where we used to get those in our canteen......quite memorable.....

Bharathy said...

Congrats on the 100th post :)!!
Wishing you many more 100's!!

Lovely and perfect nankattais..our "very Indian" butter cookies.. :)

I can see you actively blogging, as always!.. :)..
I am a bit held up and a slow blogger these days :)

Bharathy said...

...oh yeah!...now I have to kick myself at the back and send some thing for my sister's event.. :)

Arfi Binsted said...

happy a century blogging, happy hehehe. isn't great to actually know how much you've written and how many people you've entertained with your 100 posts hehehe

Retno Prihadana said...

H.C congrats on 100th post, for celebration can I have some cookies? You add cardamoms too...the taste should be very interesting.

Nidhi said...

Congrats!
I too relished them a lot in my childhood. They looking very nice.

arundati said...

congratulations on the century!! nankhatais are sesnsational...i love them...but have never made them....time to try my hand!! also wanted to say that i deeply appreciate your presence and comments at Escapades....thanks for taking the time.....hugs!!

Priyanka said...

you remind me of those childhood days when my dad used to take us to the only italian bakery in the neighborhood and we could pick all those freshly baked biscuits including the ever-loved nankatai...looks just perfectly baked and golden. Congrats on the 100th post.

Laavanya said...

Congratulations Happy Cook! :) What a yummy sweet to celebrate.

Usha said...

Congrats on your 100th post,and a wonderful way to celebrate with yummy nankatai...these look perfect:)

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for the wishes.
I am really glad that you all joined in with me for celebrating

Mallika said...

Is that all that goes into Nankhatai? genius! Congrats on the big 1-0-0.

Uma said...

wow, nankatai looks awesome HC! congrats on hitting a century! Wishing many more such centuries.

Maya said...

Congrats on your 100th post HC..Nankatai looks great and awesome to celebrate this specail post..I used to love this as a kid too, even now I do..

Sig said...

Yay! A Century! Congratulations dear HC... :D Hoping to see many many hundreds more of these delicious posts! I don't think I've ever had nankatai, looks great!

Big Boys Oven said...

congratulations on your success!

Lovely Nankatai, should taste lovely!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happy Cook, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love your recipes. I especially love your reference to your mom. Cooking and my kitchen always bring back memories of my mom and grandmother. So I cook with a smile on my face. I will definitely try your recipes.

Seena said...

Congrats on hitting century!
Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the day.. :)

Vcuisine said...

Congrats F. The all purpose flour is a boon in baking really. They are perfect. Wishing you more success in blogging in coming years, and good to see you always in Vcuisine. Thanks. Viji

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Congratulations on your 100th!!!

Nankhatais are wonderful - my daughter can finish a batch in one go!!

tot ziens!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congratulations on hitting the milestone. Awesome recipe.

Yasmeen said...

Congrats on centennial post:)
Nankatai look buttery melt-in-mouth delicious !

Swapna said...

Congrats on the 100th post!!!Wishing you many more 100's!!!!!your Nankatai looks very good....

Shreya said...

Congrats! Nankatai looks splendid..

Lore said...

Congrats Happy! I've never heard of Nankatai before but they sure look great for a special occasion like this one. I wish you many more hundreds of posts to come :D

Mansi said...

the nankhatai loks delicious Happy! hope u had a great time in india! and congrats on the century!:) can I get a small pack of these goodies pls?!:D

Vaishali said...

Nankhatai, a classic forever. Nice job, Happy!

Jaya said...

Congrats on 100 posts and 1 year of blogging .
would love to see more from you .
Hugs and smiles