How to make Nankhatai - Crunchy, crumbly and sweet – eggless Indian cookies.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Gram Flour

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Nankhatai are deliciously sweet Indian shortbread cookies. Prepared by mixing gramflour, refined flour, ghee, yogurt and cardamom powder nanakhatai has a distinctive taste which tastes brilliant dunked in a cup of hot chai! This biscuit snack can be made hassle free from scratch in your home kitchens. Eggless, crunchy, sweet and crumbly – a nankhatai is everything we look for in a biscuit!

For more recipes related to Nankhatai checkout Khasta Kachori, Chicken Kathi Roll, Vegetable Momos, Eggless Sponge Cake . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chocolate samosa, Quick Fried Egg With Brown Bread, Tortilla Pizza, Green Peas Kachori.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Nankhatai Recipe

  • Refined Flour 2 1/2 cups

  • Gram Flour 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Powdered sugar 1 3/4 cup

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Ammonia 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom seeds coarsely ground 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Cream together ghee and sugar in a food processor. Add yogurt and process again. Give rest for ten minutes. Sieve together refined flour, gram flour and ammonia.

Step 2

Add green cardamom powder and mix. Add the flour mixture to ghee and sugar mixture and cream again. Remove the dough in a bowl and give rest for half an hour.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a baking tray. Make thirty small balls from the dough and place them on the tray keeping some space between each.

Step 4

Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C for twenty to twenty five minutes.

Step 5

Let them cool on the tray for some time and then place them on wire racks to cool thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.