Monday, 7 December 2015

Cashew and Amaranth cookies - Kaju Rajgaro NanKhatai - #ediblegifts #Christmascountdown #cookies #baking

Recently I came to know that when the 'ber' months begin, like September , its the start of the Christmas spirit ! and this spirit gets stronger beginning of December. Although Christmas spirit and fever  is visible in the air, towns and streets , our house is still without Christmas tree and it's decorations also my kitchen is still producing healthy dishes on our table so maybe we can indulge in Christmas spirit later !

Is it really a Biscuit Book ? Let me know :)

What are we waiting for then ? Obviously, we are waiting for our Kids to have a Christmas break , because decorating Christmas tree is usually a family occasion in our home, when everyone helps, sharing the moments and make that time so special ! It's a moment when everyone gather around the finished decorated tree, reveling in its glowing beauty !

Once kids are here, automatically my kitchen will fall into rhythm of festive treats, so until next week you will not be seeing any special Christmas dishes on this blog, however meanwhile I am posting today Cashew and Amaranth Cookies which I baked exactly  one year ago, but couldn't post it here. So to bring myself in a festive and baking mood here I am with delectable, Nutty and gorgeous cookies, can be enjoyed with cuppa or hot chocolate. I think they would look best packaged in clear cellophane bags tied with festive ribbon or twine !

This recipe I conjured up from my simple and elegant cookies recipe, NanKhatai which is our firm favourite and from this recipe later on I conjured up Hazelnut,Buckwheat and Honey cookies. which I posted before  this recipe.

You will need :-

  • One cup Rajgaro ( Amaranth  flour )
  • 1\2 cup plain flour
  • 3\4 cup ground cashew
  • 1\4 cup finally chopped cashew
  • 10 tablespoon ghee or unsalted butter
  • One tbsp cardamom and allspice powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1\4 tsp bi co soda
  • 2 tablespoon flavourless oil 
  • Little milk if needed
  • 1 cup caster sugar maybe more

Dry Roast the amaranth flour for 3-4 minutes in a pan.
Cream ghee and sugar until you get very fluffy mixture.
Add all the dry ingredients and oil into creamy mixture and bind into a dough.
If needed add milk little by little.
Preheat oven to gas mark 3-4.
Make small balls and slightly flatten the balls.
Bake in pre heated oven for 7-8 minutes.
Change the position of the tray in the oven.
Bake further 7-8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy with cuppa or hot glass of milk or chocolate.

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