Benne biscuit or Nankhatai is a delicious Indian take on Butter cookies. No, wait. Benne Biscuit or Nankhatai is a delicious Indian take on shortbread cookies. No, wait. Butter cookies or shortbread? Gah! You get it, right? That benne biscuits are extremely delicious Indian cookies that melt-in-your mouth? That, this is a super easy benne biscuit recipe, that is must—make-right-now, kinda thing? Then, leave my confusion behind and read on…
Are you a trendy person? Do you have the latest gadget in hand? Do you have the season’s best fashion as a part of your wardrobe? Are you addicted to Pokemon go? Have you used Prisma to post your photograph on social media?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Congratulations! You, have just qualified as a “Trendy guy/gal”. Me? Na.. Am I far from being trendy or what?! I owned a smart phone much later than my peers did. My wardrobe only has clothes that I am comfortable in. I have never played Pokemon go and brace yourself for the next one, I HATE PRISMA! Oh boy! I can see the angry emails pouring in once I hit publish but I like photos to look like photos and not paintings, you guys!
Back to the being trendy thing, I am not even trendy when it comes to my love interest, food and cooking! Why else would I be drenching dough in butter and then bake these melt-in-the-mouth benne biscuits (for the American reader, Benne=butter; Bisuit=cookie) when the foodie world is behind quinoa, or kale or cauliflower rice or whatever other latest trend that is on?! Why, oh why?
As I munched on these benne biscuits, one after the other, feeling no guilt or food shame whatsoever, I pondered upon that very question. I really did! Check out the photos of the butter cookies, you will find evidence to this. I have a pen lying around. What’s more symbolic of pondering than the quintessential pen-in-mouth pose, eh? 😀
As I dunked the benne biscuits into a cold glass of milk, I found my answer. I am NOT a trendy person! And that’s how it is! I am not ashamed to say this. Heck, I even feel proud about it, I am the trend-nerd! 😛 If you are one too, say “aye”, before you head off into the kitchen to bake benne biscuits. If you are not, er…..may be, laugh at us trend nerds and head off into the kitchen?
Either way, don’t forget to grab the recipe for:
BENNE BISCUIT RECIPE