Ramazan Mubarak with easy malai cookies

Ramazan Mubarak from wet and cold Bangalore. I thank Allah that we are in Bangalore, whereas in my parents and in-laws place monsoon has not arrived yet and apparently it is raining fire there. Bangalore weather had made our fasting easier.

In today’s post I’ll share the recipe which I recreated from ‘Nita Mehta’s Cakes And Cookies’ book. This is the only recipe book I own, as most of the recipes are available on food blogs, but making from a book makes it easier than internet. This book makes a good start for beginners; small in size, glossy pages with clear pictures and easy to follow step by step instruction. Also the book is reasonably priced under 100 Rs. what else you want?

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Most of the Indians accumulate malai (milk-creme) in fridge to make ghee later (at least most of the people I know). I had a lot of malai in the fridge and too much ghee made from previous batches, now I did not want to throw away the good malai too, thus malai biscuits were made!

This must be the easiest baking I’ve ever done. The recipe is simple with only three ingredients which will be available in your pantry. And the measurement in also equal to each other.  Here comes the simplest ingredients list:-

  1.  Malai (milk-cream) – 1/2 cup
  2. Caster sugar – 1/2 cup
  3. Flour – 1/2 cup
  4. Almonds – 8-9 for making biscuits look pretty

How to:-

  1. Preheat oven at 200 degree C
  2. Mix sugar, flour and malai with a fork to form a soft dough
  3. Dived dough in 9-10 equal parts and make round balls, slightly flatten and press halved almonds on center
  4. Arrange biscuits one inch apart on baking try lined with parchment paper
  5. Bake for 20 minutes (the book says 10-12 minutes but it took me 10-12 minutes more for biscuits to become hard)
  6. After removing from oven let them cool to become firm

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That’s all folks, isn’t it easiest?

PS: One user on instagram commented that the cookies look like idlies, I’m heartbroken 😦

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