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How to Make Nan Khatai | Butter Biscuit/Cookie

The place I lived in my childhood, there was a bakery nearby our house and every Thursday they bake this ridiculously delicious cookies and it smelled so good, the whole lane smells awesome. Till date I could feel that aroma. Wow! what a smell it was. Flavor to be remembered. At last I learned the recipe and thought to give a try and it came out so good. Nan Khatai/ Butter Biscuit/ Butter cookie are light and fluffy and yummy nicely melts in your mouth. And it is one of the easy and quick recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Yes, it is not for the healthy conscious people but, once in a while to taste the divine is not bad isn't it? J But, you can make little healthy using wheat flour instead of all purpose flour or combination of both the flour. 

Butter Cookie
Nan Khatai


Unsalted Butter – ½ cup (1 stick)
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tsp
Powdered Sugar – ½ cup
All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 cup
Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp


Step 01) Keep the butter to room temperature till soft (not so watery). It should cut easily by spoon and mix it nicely


Step 02) Add the powdered sugar little at a time and mix it nicely

Step 03) Add the cardamom powder and nut Meg powder and mix it. This gives a nice flavor to the biscuit


Step 04) Take separate bowl and add All purpose flour, baking powder and salt stir it nicely so that everything incorporate nicely with flour

Step 05) Add the flour to cream sugar mixture little at a time and knead it nicely just like chapatti/Indian bread dough. It is lot softer than regular dough, because of butter.


Step 06) Wrap it in a plastic sheet and let it rest for 20 minutes. (All the species and salt should be nicely marinate to the dough so it is important that dough should rest)


Preheat your oven into 300 degree F

Step 07) Open the dough from the wrapper and give one more knead

Step 08) Take a baking tray use parchment paper or foil. Grease the foil with butter for easy removing of the biscuits/cookies. (For parchment paper no need of greasing)

Step 09) Divide the dough into small balls (size is how you like them to bite) round them into nice ball shape. Make sure there is no crack in them.

Step 10) Place them on a tray and make sure to give enough distance between each cookie.

Step 11) Garnish with pistachio. Take few pieces and just press on top of the cookies

Step 12) Bake them in oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep eye on them you just need light golden brown.

Step 13) Remove the tray from the oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes and Enjoy 


  • If you use salted butter you can skip the salt
  • Always try to use the nut Meg as whole and grate them whenever the recipe calls for it. Ready made Nut Meg Powder loose its flavor easily on shelf
  • If there is a crack in the balls it opens wide after baking. So make sure diligently give them nice round shape
  • Set the rack in middle of the oven. Don’t place the tray up or down or side to the heating coils. Always keep it in center.

Butter Cookie
Butter Biscuit

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how to make moong sprouts at home


Step 1: Wash and rinse the moong seeds/Mung bean thoroughly and soak the seeds in adequate water. Let the seeds soak overnight

Step 2: Next day morning the seeds volume will increase in size. They become bulky and pulpy.

Step 3:  Strain the water and rinse the beans and transfer the moong to a muslin cloth or a large mesh type strainer.

 Step 4: The mung bean start sprouting after about 7-8 hrs.

 Step 5: Sprouts can be preserved in a refrigerator and can be used whenever required

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How to cook Rice in Microwave


Don't worry if you don't have the rice cooker, you can cook the rice in microwave too. Follow the steps.


  • Rice 1 cup 
  • Microwave bowl with covering lid 
  • A microwave:) 
  • Water  

Step by Step Method:

Step 01: 
Measure 1 cup of rice

Step 02:
Nicely rinse rice with water.

 Step 03
Drain the water.

Step 04:
Add 2 cups of water i.e. 1:2 is the ratio. If you like the rice more fluffy then add 1/2 cup of water more i.e. 2 1/2 cups of water.

Step 05:
Keep the rice bowl inside the microwave and set the microwave for 15 mins. Make sure you cover the bowl with plate. Failing to cover the bowl will lead to dried the rice on top.

Step 06:
After 15 mins. leave it covered for minimum of 5 -6 minutes. Remaining heat will cook the rice to completion. Rice will comes out well-cooked and fluffy.

Serve the rice with your favorite dish.

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How to make Curd / Dahi at home?


Step 1: Heat milk until it becomes little hot. Such that you can dip your fingertip.

Step 2: Now add 1 tsp of old curd to the milk. Stir well.

Step 3: With the help of two containers, mix the milk. i.e. Pour milk from one container to the other. Repeat this step for 2-3 times, such that foam is formed on top of the milk.

Step 4: Now keep it at room temperature or a place which is warm. Like inside an oven (switched off oven :)).

Step 5: After about 8-9 hours, curd is formed. Now you can store this in refrigerator.
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