How to make Besan ki Nankhatai -

These delicious nankhatai are made with gram flour.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Gram Flour, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Besan ki Nankhatai

Besan ki Nankhatai Recipe Card


The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 2-2.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Besan ki Nankhatai Recipe

  • Gram Flour 2 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 1/4 teaspoon

  • Powdered sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 cup

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Sieve together gram flour and baking soda into a bowl. Then sieve powdered sugar into the same bowl.

Step 2

Add ghee, yogurt and green cardamom powder and knead into a dough. Set aside for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Preheat the oven at 180° C.

Step 4

Divide the dough into lemon sized balls and place them in a greased baking dish.

Step 5

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

Step 6

Remove from the oven, cool down to room temperature and serve.

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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.