Archive | April 2015

Nankhatai

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This is one type of  cookie which is made in every household.I have a childhood memory of these cookies .My mom used to make them on bulk and we used to take it to local bakery for baking…Then relish on it for days.Many families make these cookies during diwali as part of diwali goodies.

Ingredients :

90 gms Butter.

115 gms Sugar.

60 gms Barik Rava (Semolina.)

150 gms Maida.

1/2 tsp Baking Powder.

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder.

Method :

Mix together Maida, rava and baking powder, keep aside.

Cream together butter and sugar till light and fluffy.

Add maida, rawava and baking powder mixture, add cardamom powder, Mix well to form dough. Let it rest for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven at 180°C.Grease a baking tray. Make small balls from the dough, press them flat and place them on the greased tray, keeping some space between them.Make a criss cross insertion on cookies with help of a knife.

Bake in preheated oven at 180°C  for 20 minutes.

Let them cool on tray for some time as they are soft in texture, then place them on wire rack to cool, they will hardened up once cooled.

Store in air tight container.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera.

Poha and Potato Pattice

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This is my creation from leftover Poha, recently when I had visited my mom’s place, she had made poha for breakfast, my mom makes yummiest poha…but this time though poha turned out very spicy….little too spicy, so thought of adding some potatoes and making some Pattice and to my deight, they turned out very well….here goes the recipe

Ingredients :

2 cups kande Pohe(https://sameeraskitchen.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/kande-pohe/)

1/2 cup grated Coconut.

1 cup boiled and mashed Potato.

1/4 cup Corn flour

salt to taste.

Oil for frying.

Method :

Remove pieces of chillies from the prepared poha.

In a big bowl, mix together Poha, mashed potatoes, grated coconut and salt. (Salt lying for potatoes as poha already has salt in it)

sprinkle little water if required to make a soft ball out of this mixture.

Now make small tikkis or Pattice out of this mixture.

Dust cornflour over it and shallow fry on griddle using oil from both the sides .

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Remove on absorbant paper.

Serve hot with imli and pudina chutney.

Happy Cooking !!

Sameera