Qurabiya or Ghorabiye is an Iranian shortbread type of biscuits made with ground almond. These cookies are supposed to have originated from Persia and made with almond flour, sugar, egg white, fat and nuts. The recipe is very simple and straight forward, though I came across a couple of different versions, claiming to be the recipe.
While making it, I felt this was so much like our own Nankhatai and also because I came across two different types of recipes that weren't clear on the flour used, I had two versions done. With cookies being baked, we have a huge batch on hand and so I decided to make small batches of these cookies.
The other Nankhatai versions that I have are these Bakery Style Nankhatai, Parsi Style Nankhatai, Chocolate Nankhatai, Mini Nankhatai, Mini Chocolate Nankhatai
I had one batch with just flour with ghee and sugar, the other with half of almond flour and same ingredients. Needless to say, these cookies turned out so delicious. The non chocolate treats are rare in making an appearance that when I do make then, Hubby dear gets so excited and enjoys them much. So I must bake these frequently as well. The recipe is so simple, that it gets done less than 20 mins.
Today is Q for Qurabiya from Iran
In the ABC Bake around the World series:
A for Afghan Biscuit from New Zealand
B for Brownie from the United States
C for Cheese Crackers with Parmesan from Italy
D for Devil’s Food Cake from the United States
E for English Muffin Bread from the United Kingdom
F for Fougasse from France
G for Garlic Bread from India
H for Hot Cross Bun from England
I for Ischler Cookies are from Austria
J for Johnny Cake from Belize
K for Kugelhopf from Europe
L for Lekach from Germany
M for Mupotohayi | Chimodho from Zimbabwe
N for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Italy
O for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Scotland
P for Peanut Cookies from China
Qurabiya from Iran
Makes 12 cookies
1/4 cup Ghee
1/4 cup Sugar powdered
1/2 cup All purpose Flour
12 Almond Blanched
Soak the whole Almonds in water and blanch them.
In a bowl, take the ghee, cream it till it becomes cream, add powdered sugar and continue creaming for 5 mins.
Then add the flour and knead to a dough.
Preheat the oven at 185 C
Make 12 equal size balls of the dough, flatten with palm, Place each on a lined baking tray, press the blanched almond on top.
Bake for 12 mins and allow to cool completely.
The cookies are melt in the mouth with the right amount of sweetness and texture.
The second batch has 1/4 cup almond flour mixed with 1/4 cup all purpose flour.
Qurabiya from Iran
- 1/4 cup Ghee
- 1/4 cup Sugar powdered
- 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 12 Almonds Blanched
- Soak the whole Almonds in water and blanch them.
- In a bowl, take the ghee, cream it till it becomes cream, add powdered sugar and continue creaming for 5 mins.
- Then add the flour and knead to a dough.
- Preheat the oven at 185 C
- Make 12 equal size balls of the dough, flatten with palm, Place each on a lined baking tray, press the blanched almond on top.
- Bake for 12 mins and allow to cool completely.
- The cookies are melt in the mouth with the right amount of sweetness and texture.
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Simple and nice recipe.. will make them too.
These almond cookies look so delicate and delicious.
The cookies look perfect and those almonds on top make them special. I'm cutting down on recipes too, so many goodies to eat ????
Priya Suresh says
My kind of cookies, just prefect to munch without any guilt, just drooling here.
These are so melt in the mouth cookies...just my kind! Awesome pick...must have been amazing with almond flour
Srividhya Gopalakrishnan says
Wow how many nankhati varieties you have... awesome. Love this version too.
Harini-Jaya R says
They look amazing, Valli. I need to use almond flour frequently. I have seen so many baked goods using almond flour in this series, that I am tempted.
They taste almost like our nan khatai na. Love those simple yet flavorful cookies.
ruchi indu says
Wow nice white colored cookies. Loved the look of them.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
When I saw the pictures, I absolutely loved how tender the cookies look. I love tender, melt in the mouth cookies and love how these have turned out.
Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner says
This cookies was my first pick for letter Q.Somehow changes it at the last min.. This is so soft and yummy!!