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Nankhatai Recipe

Nankhatai Recipe,There are lot of variations for Nankhatai cookies.You can make this Nankhatai for Diwali, am sure this will be a super hit.I googled and found many variations for nankatai recipe but finally settled with SaffronKitchen's recipe but since the website is inaccesible now, I could not link it.I replaced maida with half of wheat flour and thats the only change I made to the orginal recipe.I want to try nankhatai without besan flour too, so will post another version soon.

This is the first time I am tasting Nankahatai, the taste was quite different from the usual cookies with a nutty flavour from besan flour.Do try it and pack for your relatives and friends for this Diwali 2015!

Nankhatai Recipe

Nankhatai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : 15 cookies
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Maida - 1/2 cup
Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup
Besan Flour - 1/2 cup
Melted Ghee - 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Pistachios - 5


  1. Powder sugar with cardamom to a fine powder.In a mixing bowl take maida,wheat flour,besan flour.
    How to make Nankhatai Recipe - Step1
  2. Whisk it well,Set aside,Chop pista and set aside.Take melted ghee in a wide mixing bowl.
    How to make Nankhatai Recipe- Step2
  3. Add powdered sugar.Whisk it well.Then add the flour mixture.
    How to make Nankhatai Recipe - Step3
  4. Mix it well with our hands, it may resemble breadcrumbs.Now add milk and bring together to form a soft dough.I used my measuring spoon to scoop out even sized cookies.
    How to make Nankhatai Recipe - Step4
  5. Roll them into a ball and flatten it slightly.Lay silver foil in a baking tray and arrange the cookies.Sprinkle chopped pistachios and slightly press it.Preheat oven at 180 deg C fo 10mins.
    How to make Nankhatai Recipe - Step5
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C fo 15-20mins or until the edges turn golden.
    How to make Nankhatai Recipe - Step6
Keeps well for 3 days in room temperature itself!
Nankhatai Recipe

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