Sunday, July 15, 2007

A post that hit a century with a homemade cookie !

It's simply delightful to look back on the recipes i blogged and feel nostalgic. I was awe struck seeing very impressive food blogs before i started on my own. Over this period of eight to nine months, i have been able to make and meet some wonderful friends through the blog world. I appreciate all those who visit my blog, try out my recipes and sometimes give me a feed back that keeps me motivated to continue. I was so thrilled when two of my recipes were tried by Pecos Blue of East of the Pecos River fame and posted a post titled "Simply Spicy." Thank you Pecos Blue.
Now in Seattle, I got together with my good friend Lakshmi, who is by her own rights, a great cook. She told me about this simple homemade biscuits / cookies that is quite popular in her hometown. With minimal ingredients and less baking time, this cookie tastes simply awesome. It's something that you can do in a jiffy. This could be something you could bake with kids.


Ingredients

1 cup - Maida / all purpose flour
1/2 cup - Sugar
1/2 cup - Melted ghee ( at room temperature)

Method

1 ) Add maida, sugar and melted ghee into a mixing bowl.



2 ) Combine the ingredients to make a dough.

3 ) Take a small amount of the cookie dough, shape it to a small ball and then flatten it. Then shape with a cookie cutter or you can shape the cookie even with a glass as shown in the pictures below.















4 ) Transfer the shaped cookie dough to a baking tray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake the cookies for 15 minutes. The bottom of the cookies will be lightly golden in colour.

Transfer the cookies from baking tray to a wire rack and cool.


Treat yourself and your kids with this delicious cookie.


Note : Use only melted desi ghee for this recipe. Do not melt butter and use.

45 comments:

Richa said...

hey pravs, congratulations on hitting the century! it has always been a pleasure to visit ur lovely blog, many more to go....
those half moon shaped cookies look adorable :)

Asha said...

Hi Pravs,you hit a century too! Great news and check out my blog.My 100th post and a year of blogging too! How cool is that!!I said the same,comments do keep us alive and well!:))
Hope you having a great time in Seattle.Good to see you back.Those cookies look fabulous and so easy to make too.Thanks a bunch for posting.
Congratulations on your 100th post and wish you many more.Happy blogging:)

Mishmash ! said...

CONGRATULATIONS :) Can imagine your feelings :) Wishing you many more blog anniversaries like this :)

If your sprinkle some sugar on top, it an be called as snowball cokkies too :) I have made similar ones...LOVED the idea of maiking crescent shapes with glass tumblers....:)

Shn

Smitha said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and wishing you many more. You have a great blog with lots of great recipes.
The cookies look so good and so easy with very few ingredients. Thanks

Rahin said...

hi pravs ,congratulations, neat n gud looking cookies, we call them nankatai ...i love them as they r easy to make n sure to please....gud post

Viji said...

Hi pravs,congrats for ur 100th post.Wowww 100 posts???I'm yet to reach this position and get this feeling.the cookies look really good and very easy to prepare.Thanks for the recipe.I will surely try this.

Viji said...

Heyy Pravs me again,After leaving the comment,immedietly i rushed to the kitchen and prepared these yummy cookies.Really tasty and yummyyyyyy.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Pravs said...

Hi Richa: Thank you so much for coming by and wishing me. It's been a pleasure visiting your blog too :D

Hi Asha: you are so right Asha. Comments really inspire us to keep going. It's really great to know if your recipes are really liked or even tried.
Cheers to both of us on hitting the 100th post and a double cheers to you for hitting a 100 plus completing one year of blogging.

Hi Shn: Thank you so much :)
Oh okay.... so then, that will be a variation to this simple cookie. Also to make it more attractive, coloured sugar could be used.The cookie has the right amout of sweetness...anything extra will be for those who like it a notch sweeter.
Thanks, that's a good tip.

Hi Smitha : Thank you so much smitha :D
The cookie is really easy to make.

Hi Rahin: Thank you :D
Hey this cookies does taste so much like nankhatai....but then this must be the basic recipe. I have noticed some other added ingredients like caradamom or nuts to nankhatai.

Hi Viji: hey thanks. Yeah, it's a great feeling and then you wonder....did i know so many recipes ? :D

Pravs said...

Wow viji !!!! thats really great !
I am so happy to get the feedback.
Thank you :D

Sharmi said...

hey Parvs, congrats on the 100th post. keep it up. you must be feeling great. its so nice to have wonderful fellow blogger like you. BTW I loved the cookie. will give a try as it sounds simple because of the pics.

Sia said...

congrats girl on hitting a century and wish u many more:) it does feel gr8 right? i always liked to visit ur lovely blog dear:)
and those cookies look mouthwatering.

Prajusha said...

hi pravs,
congrats!hope u r having nice time in seattle.liked the idea of cutting cookie with a glass:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi pravs....congratulations....Ur cookies are lovely..Love the moon shape.....

bhags said...

Hi Pravs, congratulations for the Century and waiting for many more to come. The cookies seem so easy, never thought they could be so.

bee said...

congratualtions, pravs. you have a great blog. are you on food blog desam? If you are, forgive me for asking. if not, could you please get on there so that we can keep track of your latest posts?

Pravs said...

Hi Sharmi: Yes it's a great feeling :D Thank you.

Hi Sia : Thanks a lot for the wishes and for always checking out on me :D

Hi Prausha: Thanks. yes i am meeting old friends and having a good time here.

Hi Sukanya: Thanks :D

Hi bhags : Thanks. I hope i will be able to make many more centuries too.

Hi Bee : Thanks. I am not on food blog desam yet. What is it ? How do i join ? Thanks for suggesting.

Vijiram said...

Cookies look great! Nice way to cut using glass! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would give it a try.

USHA said...

Congratulations!!!!hoem made cookie looks great and delicious...
I wonder just with that 3 ingredients we can get such a soft and sweet cookie...wonderfull...
By the way liked the method of shaping cookie with glass...as i don;t have cutter...many times i skip....now i got the idea.Thank

Sig said...

Hey Pravs... Congratulations on your hundredth..... :)
You know you always make me drool with your simply spicy posts :)... Keep up the great work, and may you post hundereds more...
Hope you are having fun in Seattle...Catch up with you soon...

Hima said...

My mom use make these without an oven. Thanks for posting it here, I will have to make these when I get time.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Pravs! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes.

This cookie sounds delicious and easy to prepare. Good one!

Thanks
Rg.

Pravs said...

Hi Vijiram : Do try and let me know how it came out :)

Hi Usha : Thanks for coming by and wishing me :) Just believe me... it just takes those 3 ingredients to make that delicious cookie.

Hi sig: Thanks for the wishes :D
Yeah, i am having fun here in Seattle...meeting old friends.

Hi Hima : Did your mom make these cookies in the pressure cooker ?

Hi Rg : Thanks :D.. thanks for trying out my recipes.

Jyothsna said...

Congrats on the century!! And those cookies looks great!!

Pecos Blue said...

Thank you so much for the put ups. I have been on travel for the last month and am now home. Will post again soon.

Thank you and I will make the cookies for sure.

Pecos Blue

Poonam said...

Hey, I am peeking here for the first time...These cookies look like they are going to melt as soon as they hit the mouth! A must try...

anusharaji(www.talimpu.com) said...

they reminded me of biscuts i used to snack on during movie interval.
they look sweet.
u have great recipes here
keep coming :)

Prathibha, CA said...

HI Pravs,

Thank you for this easy recipe with only 3 ingredients, I tried it and it came out very good, they tasted just like buscuits we used to get from Bakeries in hyderbad. They used have salty version also which includes kala jeera and salt if u can post that recipe too that would be great, the photos were very good.

Pravs said...

Prathibha : Thanks a ton for the feedback :D So glad and happy to know it turned out well for you and you liked the biscuit.
I don't know the salty version. Will have to enquire about it.

Rachel said...

thanks a lot for this recipe..got my toddler involved in it....she had been driving me up the wall saying she wanted to cook too! so finally!

Pravs said...

Rachel: Thanks for letting me know. Wasn't it fun to bake with a little help from the little one :)

yash said...

Hi,i like your cookie recipe i used to eat these kind of cookies in india long time ago, i could never find same taste anywhere no matter how many cookies i might have tried somehow i loved that particular taste thanks so much for sharing the recipe

Yashwini said...

i love your cookies,i used to eat these type of cookies in india long time ago,i have tried other cookies from the stores they do not have particular taste,i seem to like that particular taste,very simple but tasty,thanks for sharing.

Pravs said...

yashwini : Thanks for trying and for the feedback. Happy to know you liked this cookie :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Pravi,
Going to try your banana cake without egg.Once i try it, i will let you know about the result

Madhu said...

Hi Pravs,

This is the first time visit to your site. I came from Indira's site. I'm in search of eggless baking recipes and found this one. It looks so easy, I'm definitely going to try this weekend. Since I'm also relatively new to baking, I think this one would be perfect for beginners like me. Will definitely let you know the result.

Thanks for the simple recipe. Its simply simple.

Roopa said...

Hi Pravs, this biscuit reminds me of my mother's pressure cooker cookies, (she doesnt remb the recipe :( .....I hope your version is same as hers as I am gonna give it a try :) Thanks for easy recipe:)

madhuram said...

Hi Pravs,

It's Madhu again. I did try these cookies, it did come out well, but I guess not as good as yours. I think I made them very thin, so it had a reddish color, instead of half white like yours. The taste was good though. I'll be trying it once again.

Anonymous said...

Hii,
I had bookmarked this recipe a few months ago, but totally forgot to try!! Today, half an hour back, I stumbled into this again and on a whim decided to bake it. It is just out of oven now.
5 things why I will make this recipe again;
1. This is super tasty
2. It is simple, just 3 ingredients!!!
3. It can be made on a whim.
4. This recipe is a keeper, if you have friends, who calls and say " Hii, we just came out for an evening walk, will visit ur home in 5 minutes". Usually these calls panics me and makes me raid the pantry which will be unsurprisingly empty :)-
5. There is very less washing involved. 2 measuring cup and one mixing bowl!!!!
What more can you ask for baking!
I have also tried ur meen peera and loved it.
When I visited your lovely blog last time it was a "Warm welcome from philadelphia" and now it is "welcome from Mt. Holly". Guess it is the Mt. Holly in NJ and in that case it is a warm welcome from Maple Shade ;)-
- Sunitha

Pravs said...

Hi Sunita : Thanks for the great feedback. I am sure other readers reading this feedback will definitely want to try this cookie for sure now :D And always a warm welcome to you, do come by often :D

Madhuram said...

Hi Pravs, as mentioned in my previous comment I did try these cookies back in March and they came out good. So I wanted to bake these again and I made these today only to see that the dough became very watery. Today I measured 1/2 cup ghee using the liquid measuring mug, which is little more than 1/2 cup which we use to meausre dry ingredients. So I add another 1/4 cup of all purpose flour to the dough and baked them as usual ang got wonderful cookies.

My question is, the 1/2 cup of ghee you have mentioned should it be measured using the dry ingredients measuring cup. I totally forgot how I did it earlier. But either way we were satisfied with the end result. The cookies were so soft and tasted exactly like those we get in Indian bakeries.

Pravs said...

madhuram : Its simple ! just use one measuring cup to measure dry and wet ingredients. If ever it's a bit watery.. do as you did.. add a little more flour. Thanks for trying :)

Shashi said...

Did u use no baking powder ?then how it can be cookies baked without baking powder ?

Pravs said...

Shashi : There is no need of any baking powder for this cookie. Do try and see for yourself. And let me know about it :)

Garima Bhatia said...

Hey Pravs,
I tried this out in the cooker, a variation but came out awesome. Thanks!!
Check out my page and give your thoughts :)

aparna said...

I tried these cookies and my family loved them. Here is the link to my blog where I blogged about this.
http://sumikitchen.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/home-made-cookies/