Here's the recipe you will definitely try out this Diwali. The flavour of apricot turns our regular nankhatai extraordinary. Serve it to your guests and let them fall in love with it!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Apricot jam (अपरिकौट जैम), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Mithais

You can also find more Mithais recipes like Dal Laddoo Coconut Kulfi - Cook Smart Imarti Anarsa




Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for APRICOT JAM NANKHATAI Recipe

  • Apricot jam as required

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups

  • Baking soda 1 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Powdered sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee , melted 3/4 cup

  • Pistachios powder to sprinkle


Step 1

Preheat an oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Take refined flour in a large shallow bowl. Add gram flour, baking soda, baking powder, green cardamom powder and powdered sugar and mix well. Make a well in the centre, add the melted ghee and rub well with your fingers till the mixture comes together.

Step 3

To make the nankhatai, divide the mixture into equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball. Slightly flatten them and using your thumb, make a cavity in the centre. Place them at equidistance on a lined baking tray.

Step 4

Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 6-8 minutes. Take the baking tray out of the oven and pipe out apricot jam in the prepared cavity of the nankhatais. Place the baking tray back in the oven and continue to bake for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Bring the baking tray out of the oven and sprinkle pistachios powder. Allow the nankhatais to cool completely.

Step 6

Arrange the nankhatais on a serving plate and serve as required.

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