Who 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.
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.
- 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.
- Break off small pieces and shape into balls.
- 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.