Naan Katai biscuits

imageWho doesn’t love naan katai biscuit?

I love these beauties okay I lied, sometimes I am not a huge fan, sometimes I just love to pick out the colourful almonds and eat them.image

Now in our household naan katai is only made Diwali time and I only tend to get the burnt ones or to taste test before my mum makes her trays.

But now that I can finally make them there is no stopping me, no more burnt samples, only freshly baked goodies for me.


  • 200g x rama margarine
  • 1/2 x tsp bicarbonate of soda.
  • 1/4 x tsp elatchi powder.
  • 3/4 x cup castor sugar.
  • 1/4 x tsp nutmeg powder.
  • 2 x cups cake flour.
  • 1/2 x tsp baking powder.
  • 3 x tbsp semolina.
  • colorful slivered almonds.


  • Cream margarine and sugar together, till light and fluffy in a bowl and set aside.image
  • In another bowl mix all the other ingredients, mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture one spoonful at a time.
  • Mix well and knead till everything is well combined.image
  • Break off small pieces and shape into balls.image
  • Place a slivered almond in the center.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 18- degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Becareful the biscuits become browner as they cool.
  • Half way through the baking time, you will have the gentle press the almonds back down into the biscuits. As they rise the almonds push up from the biscuit.

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