I participated in the Open Sesame contest 2 .I chose box 4 and here is the riddle i received from Siri.These riddles were written by the very talented and spontaneous Dhivya of culinary Bazaar
I am a flower but adorn a bouquet,
I do notI have an inbuilt perfume in my being
So strong and so intense that my oil will make your insides 'hot'
My medical impact all over the world seen.
My 'Yorubas' infusion is the 'savior' of star wars
I have been used as a barter by the fellow 'sadiqi's' during trades
One does not have to fight tooth or 'nail' for me
I am usually pink but mostly available browned in shades
I may be dry , I may overpower your tongue
But add a little for that midas touch
Come now, start thinking of that spice
Whose bite make your 'teeth' say Ouch!
I thought at first the answer was saffron but i was wrong and siri sent me the 1st hint.Only after that i could guess the right answer as Cloves.Thank u so much siri , i had so much fun guessing it .
Here I have combined Arusuvai and OS 2 and prepared some delicious crunchy Nankhatai's. For my Arusuvai 1 post click on the hyperlink.
Nankhatai are Indian biscuits that are great to have during tea time.My mom used to make it for us and we used to have so much fun baking it.Miss those days of cooking with mom.
Usually nankhatai's are made with all purpose flour but here i have used a combination of madhu's rice flour and all purpose flour.I have also added some ground cloves in addition to cardamam powder which gives a distinct flavor.Its really delicious.One must really try it.
Madhu's rice pdr - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
baking soda - 1/2 tsp
cloves - 10 ,grounded
ghee/butter - 3 1/2 tbsp , melted
milk - 1-2 tbsp
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.Add the melted ghee/butter and mix it well until its evenly coated on the flour.Then add milk little by little,just enough to make a soft smooth dough.Keep it in a tight container for 1-2 hrs.
Preheat oven to 350 deg F..Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.Make small balls and slightly flatten it to form a disc.Place it on the baking sheet.Bake it for 10-12 mins or until golden brown.Remove from oven and let it rest for some time b4 serving.