Posted by Sneha on March 8, 2007
Since I have’nt been to Bangalore in a while now, my cravings for all the goodies I used to eat at home and nearby places have only been increasing. And as there is no way I can get the things I used to there, I have been on a quest to find the recipes and recreate the magic myself. Ofcourse, my mom’s recipes, I can always call her and get them. But, I have been finidng it pretty tough to collect the recipes for some of my favorite bakery stuff. Topping the list are Dilpasand, Benne Biscuit, Kobbari Biscuit, Honey cake……I’ll keep the hunt going… Meanwhile, when we took our last vacation, my friend S had made Benne biscuits…they were mouthwatering and delightful. She did give me the recipe too, but, it included dalda. I read somwhere that using dalda is not healthy and did not try the recipe. Finally, I came across …Vaishali’s recipe for Nankhatai urf Benne Biscuit (its a North vs south name game, huh?)
They looked soo good, a quick look at the ingredients and I immediately set to work, following Vaishali’s recipe word to word. I’ll anyway repeat the recipe for my own quick reference later…Thanks Vaishali!
Maida – 1 cup
Sugar (powdered) – 1/2 cup
Ghee – 6 tbsps (approx)
Elaichi crushed – 3 to 4 pods
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
1.Mix all the ingredients except ghee.
2. Add ghee a little at a time and knead the dough into a nice soft ball.
3.Keepthe dough for a couple of hours.( I did not, as I had no patience to wait)
4.Preheat the oven to 300deg
5. Divide the dough into small round balls and flatten them on the top with your fingers.
6. Bake for 15 mins or until the bottom starts to turn slightly brownish.
7. Let cool before eating (forget about storing ;-))!!!
Here’s a fresh batch straight outta the oven!