Monday, 21 November 2016

Naan Khatai

Naan Khatai is authentic sweet cookies very famous and generally made in North India.  Everyone including kids, young and old alike naan khatai. This is so yummy and melt in mouth.

The word Naan originally derived from Persian meaning shortbread and khataii from Afganistaan meaning biscuits.

This recipe of naan khatai is easy and can be made in home easily using simple ingredients. Basically Naan Khatai is made using flour, gram flour and semolina but now a days it is generally made by flour only. Here in my recipe I used flour, gram flour and semolina with butter. It can be made by ghee also but it tastes heavenly using either ghee or butter.
This can be made in microwave, gas oven, electric oven, OTG and on gas stove too. You can make it using either of these but first you must have full idea of that appliances. I have been working with gas oven so I share this recipe of gas oven.

I often bake naan khatai home as this is my husband favourite cookies. Recently few days back I baked naan khatai and took photos of that immediately and posted it on Facebook. Response was so great and several people asked recipe. So I thought of sharing this recipe.
Try this recipe your home and serve it to your guests, friends and family. As festival time is going on now. Make naan khatai and gift it to your friends and relatives.


  1. All Purpose Refine Flour:1 cup
  2.  Gram Flour: 1/4 cup
  3. Semolina:1/4 cup
  4. Butter: 80 to 90 gram (at room temperature)
  5. Powder Sugar: 3/4 cup
  6. Small Cardamon powder: 1 tsp
  7. Baking powder: 1 tsp
  8. Pistachio: For garnishing naan khatai

Method of Preparation:

  1. Take a bowl and put all purpose flour, gram Flour, semolina, baking powder, Cardamon powder and mix well.Keep this bowl aside.
  2. Take another bowl. Put butter and sugar and beat with beater until it becomes cream texture.

3.   Add dry ingredients of other bowl and fold it with the help of spatula and make a dough. Don't knead this dough.

4.  Take pistacho and roughly crush it in small pieces.
5.  Take dough and divide it into 12 equal parts. Take one part and make round shape using palm and hand.
6.  Repeat same process with other parts of dough.
7.  Stick some broken pieces of pistachio on the top of round shape.

8.  Keep these round shape in freeze for at least one hour
9.  Preheat the oven for 10 minutes.
10. Line up baking tray with parchment paper.
11. Place all round shapes over baking tray.
12. Bake it for 7 to 8 minutes at 180 degree centigrade.

13.  When baking is done. Leave the naan khatai on baking tray inside the oven for 5 minutes then cool it on cooling rack.
14.  Store it in airtight container and enjoy the taste of naan khatai upto month.


  1. You can make naan khatai with ghee also instead of butter.
  2. Baking temperature and time depends on oven and it is different from oven to oven. So first you know your oven well.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Lentils filled Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi is sweet Salty Spicy Crispy delicious Maharashtra snacks. It is little bit difficult and time taking to make bhakarwadi but once you made it, you can consume it for one month. This can be good option while traveling also.

Basically it is made like a spiral binding filled with coconut, sesame seeds and khuskhus. Here
I tried one different type of bhakarwadi using lentils (daal). It came out so perfect and tasty that everybody demanded more. So this inspired me a lot and I wanted to share this recipe with my readers also.
After this bhakarwadi recipe using daal I would also share common bhakarwari recipe very soon.
Here is the recipe.

                                                                       Deep fry version

                                                                 Baked version

Ingredients: For filling

  1. Urad Daal: 1/2 Cup soaked
  2. Chana Daal: 1 Cup soaked
  3. Cumin powder: 1 tsp
  4. Red Chilli powder: 1 tsp
  5. Chaat masala: 1 tsp
  6. Saunf: 1 tsp
  7. Ajwain: 1 tsp
  8. Sugar: 2 tsp
  9. Salt : 1 tsp

Method of Preparation of filling:

1.    Take all dry ingredients together in mixer grinder and grind it in to fine powder.

2.     Now put both daal in grinder jar and grind it with out using water or very less water as coarse texture.

3.   Now take kadahi or pan on gas and heat it. Put two spoon oil in pan. Put coarse paste of daal in pan. Saute it on high flame.
4.   Add dry grinded ingredients and mix well and saute for 2- 3 minutes. Saute it on high flame and be careful to not burn.

5.  Keep it for cooling.
6.  Meanwhile you prepare dough for it.

Ingredients for dough:

  1. All purpose flour: 1 cup
  2. Gram flour : 1/2 cup
  3. Oil: 1/4 cup
  4. Red Chilli powder : 2 tsp
  5. Salt : 2 tsp
  6. Baking powder: 1 tsp
  7. Water: As required (for deep fry)
  8. Curd or milk : As required ( for baking)

Method of Preparation of dough:

  1. Put gram flour and refined flour in a bowl and add salt, red chilli powder, baking powder into flour and mix well.
  2. Now add oil and mix well until it becomes like bread crumbs texture

For Baking:
Now if you have to bake the bhakarwadi then make dough using only curd or milk. No water should be used if you want to prepare dough for baked bhakarwadi. Make a tight dough.

For Deep Fry:
If you want to make bhakarwadi deep fried then prepare dough using water. Make a tight dough.

 Bhakarwadi Preparation:

  1. Now take dough and divide into 6 small parts.
  2. Take one part of dough and roll it using rolling pin in  thin sheet.
  3. Now put some oil over rolled sheet and spread it.

4.     Now put prepared filling of daal and spread over sheet uniformly.

5.   Now start rolling it tightly using hand in one direction.
6.   Do same process with other parts of dough.
7.  Now take cling wrap sheet and wrap all rolled bhakarwadi and keep in freeze for at least one hour and preferably over night.

8.  Take it out rolled bhakarwari from freeze and remove cling wrap.
9.  Now take a sharp knife and start cutting in disc slices.

If baking:

  1. Preheat oven for 10 mintues.
  2. Take a baking tray and line up with aluminium foil.

3.  Place all disc slices over it and bake it at 200  degree centigrade for 15 minutes or when it starts turning brown.

If deep fry:

  1. Take a kadahi and heat it on high flame. Put sufficient oil in it so that disc slices dip well in it.
  2. Heat oil on high flame.
  3. Now put bhakarwadi in oil and deep fried it in low flame.

4.   When  it starts turning brown and crispy then take it out and put on tissue paper to absorb excess oil.


Now bhakarwadi is ready . Serve it with your favourite chatani.


  1. Make a coarse paste of soaked daal.
  2. Make a dough tight.
  3. For baking, make a dough using curd or milk
  4. You can store bhakarwadi in airtight container for one month.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Pinwheel Roll

Pinwheel roll is easy to make snacks and is liked by everyone. This can be prepared in advance too and stored in freeze.
Here I am sharing a recipe which is baked version to make it little healthy. If you like fried then you can deep fry it in oil. Method is same for either one.

I generally make this pinwheel roll using potato and paneer but you can make it either using only potatoes or paneer or both. If you like to add some vegetables then you can add vegetables too of your choice to make it more healthy and your family members will also love it.
Here is the recipe.

Method of Preparation: Serving for 2 people

  1. White/Brown Bread: 4 to 5 (big sized)
  2. Potatos: 2 medium sized (boiled)
  3. Paneer : 4 to 5 cubes
  4. Onion: 1 medium sized
  5. Peas: one bowl
  6. Green chilli: 2
  7. Chaat masala: 1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala: 1 tsp
  9. Red chilli powder: 1 tsp ( if you want more spicy)
  10. Butter : 2 tsp
  11. Salt: As per taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Take a pan and heat it on medium flame. Put 1/2 butter tsp in pan and put peas in this. Cook it for 2 minutes. Take Peas out in bowl.
  2. Again put 1 tsp butter in pan and add fine chopped onion and green chilli. Add one pinch of salt in it and saute for one minute.
  3. Now add grated potato, grated paneer in this and saute.
  4. Add all spices in this and mix well. Add salt too as per your taste. Add butter fried peas too.
  5. Now switch off gas and roll filling is ready and keep it for cool.
  6. Meanwhile take bread slices and cut its side portion by knife.
  7. Spread butter on each bread. Put potatos paneer filling over it and spread over it.
  8. Now start rolling it slowly from one edge to other edge pressing potato paneer filling inside it. You can use little water to give it a finishing touch.
  9. Take a plastic sheet wrap and roll it in it.
  10. Do same process with other breads too.
  11. Now keep the roll in freeze for at least one hour.
  12. Preheat the oven at 180 degree centigrade for 10 minutes.
  13. Take the rolls out from freeze and unwrap it.
  14. Take a sharp knife and cut the roll in slices of  half inch.
  15. Line up the baking tray with parchment paper.
  16. Put all slices over it and bake it for 15 minutes at 180 degree centigrade or when it turns to golden brown colour.
  17. Switch off the oven and let it be cool inside the oven.

18.  Now it is ready to serve. Serve it with tomato ketchup or your choice of chutney.


  1. I generally do grating of potatoes and paneer to give it to fine touch. You can mash potatoes and paneer instead of grating.
  2. You can add vegetables of your choice too in this filling to make more healthy for kids and family.
  3. Use little water if needed in rolling bread if you are using 2 - 3 days old breads. Give it a fine touch using water.
  4. You can store this bread roll in plastic sheet wrap in freezer for up to one week in advance. When any guests come to your house, take it out from freezer unwrap it from plastic sheet and cut from knife and bake it. Serve it with ketchup and chutney to your guests.