Vegan Shortbread (Nan Khatai) Recipe!
I make a lot of sweets, mostly because most of the requests I get are for vegan versions of sweets. Todayâ€™s recipe is one such adaptation of shortbread cookies. Shortbread cookies are typically made white sugar, butter, and flour in varying proportions bound together by eggs. I would like to share the recipe for egg-less, butter-free Vegan Shortbread a.k.a â€œNan Khataiâ€ in India.
Nan Khatai is shortbread cookies popular in India.These egg-less cookies can be easily prepared at home.Given the hardened nature of shortbread cookies, I like to pack them as snacks for my kidsâ€™ lunch. If you have an event coming up, this is something you can prepare 2-3 days ahead of time and store in an airtight canister. Vegan Shortbread cookies pair very well with coffee as well. So it is a great afternoon snack!
The list of ingredients is fairly simple and I prepared this in less than 30 minutes. One subtle variation that I made in my recipe is I have replaced half part of all purpose flour with wheat flour and just a little semolina. This improves the texture of the cookie and makes them somewhat less brittle. I also added a little bit of cardamom powder for aroma. If you are not a big fan of cardamom, you could perhaps add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder as a replacement. Check my step by step video for more details.
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Vegan Shortbread (Nan Khatai) RecipeÂ
- Preheat oven @180 C or 355 F
- Mix sugar and coconut oil in a bowl and keep it aside.
- Mix all the dry ingredients evenly
- Gently add the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Prepare little round balls and place them on a baking tray.
- Gently press the center and garnish it with your favorite nuts (optional)
- Bake for 10- 12 minutes when you start to see golden brown edges.
Nan Khatai or Vegan Shortbread cookies are ready! Serve with a hot cup of coffee!