How to make Nankhatai Sandwich -

Crumbly and soft Indian short bread cookies served in a different form.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Powdered sugar (पिसी हुई चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Nankhatai Sandwich

Nankhatai Sandwich Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Nankhatai Sandwich Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 3 cups

  • Powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1 1/2 cups

  • Icing sugar butter 1 cup

  • Khoya/mawa grated 1/2 cup


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Sift together refined flour, powdered sugar, gram flour, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl. Mix.

Step 3

Add cardamom powder and mix. Add ghee, slowly, mix and knead into a stiff dough.

Step 4

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into cookies. These are nankhatais.

Step 5

Place the nankhatais on a baking tray, put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 6

Combine butter-sugar icing and khoya in a bowl and mix well.

Step 7

Spread a spoonful of the khoya mixture on the underside of a nankhatai. Place on a serving platter, cover with another nankhatai and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.