Naan Khataaei

Naan khaataei is a kind of buttery cookies. According to wikipedia, Naan is a Persian word for bread and Khataaei is an Afghan word for biscuit. It is popular in India and Pakistan. In NE of Iran these biscuits are called kulcha khataaei.

Naan khataaei can be easily prepared at home. They are deliciously sweet and crunchy cookies.

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Ingredients

1 ¼ cup all purpose flour

¼ cup gram flour

1 ½ cup semolian

1 cup ghee ( or unsalted butter)

1 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)

3tbsp ground almond

1tsp cardamom

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How to make it

Preheat the oven to 176C.

Mix powdered sugar with ghee in a bowl. Then add flour, semolina and cardamom to butter mixture and combine it.

Using your hand, knead the dough for 5 minutes. Take a small dough ball in your hand. Flatten them.

Grease a baking tray with oil. Place them on the tray. To make the glazing top of the cookies, we need an egg yolk.

Rub egg yolk top of the cookies. Bake them for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let them to cool. Serve with a good cup of tea or coffee. You can store them in a container for about 2 weeks.

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