Recipe for Saffron flavoured Nankhatai – Indian shortbread cookie – Diwali special recipes – Eggless Indian cookies
Diwali is just round the corner. Which means it’s the roll-up-your-sleeves and get-down-to-cleaning time of the year. It is also the time to plan the parties and the menus, and the special things to cook for this festive season.
A couple of weeks ago, I had this fantastic opportunity to create festive recipes for a Saffron brand – Kesari. It brought me much joy to create recipes using my favourite spice, and my kitchen was suffused with the aroma of saffron.
While these recipes were for their e-booklet, they are okay with me sharing it on my blog too, so that my readers can prepare these recipes for Diwali this year 🙂 I shall share the link to the e-booklet that you can download once it is up on their website.
This is a series of 8 recipes, and all of them are perfectly apt for Diwali. And if you know me well, they are all quick and easy to prepare, with no laundry list of ingredients involved.
First in the series is a special Kesar Nankhatai. While I’ve already blogged a recipe for Nankhatai last year, this one is all the more festive due to the addition of saffron. I have used pure saffron powder, but you can replace it with a few strands of saffron toasted on a very gentle heat and powdered using a tiny mortar-pestle. The warm, rich aroma of saffron is the highlight of this melt in the mouth Nankhatai.