Wednesday, 10 February 2016


Nankhatai is a famous Indian short bread cookies ,they just melt in mouth......when I tried for first time it was completely failed and I tried after few months ago that was successful.

                    I fell in love with these cookies :)
These cookies are made with flour,besan,ghee and some nuts.......some people also add soji......but I like this way.

Recipe source : yummy tummy (the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of milk but actually it took only 1 to 2 table spoons of milk)I have also made some changes like instead of pistachios I used almonds and cashews.
Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Ingredients :
Maida : 1 1/4 cup
Besan/gram flour : 1/2 cup
baking powder : 1 tspoon
Ghee/clarified butter : 1/2 cup
Almonds and cashew nuts : as needed
Milk : 1 to 2 table spoons or as required
Powdered sugar : 3/4 cup
cardamom : 4
baking soda : 1/4 tspoon
 if you are using store bought powdered sugar and cardamom powder no need to follow this step if not take small mixie jar add sugar and cardamoms blend into fine powder

Method :

First take mixing bowl add ghee and powdered sugar beat it well

Now take a sieve add maida ,gram flour ,baking powder and baking soda then sift it well now add these dry ingredients to butter cream mixture and mix with your hands

Pour enough milk and make a dough

Now preheat the oven for 10 minutes in 180 degrees Celsius

Now take small portions of dough and roll them into balls and just dip them in chopped nuts and place on baking tray

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in 170 degrees Celsius or till they changes into nice golden color

Let it cool completely after baking and serve.
 Powdered sugar and cardamoms are ready now
 take a mixing bowl add ghee and powdered sugar
 mix it nicely till it becomes light and fluffy
 Take a sieve add maida and besan
 Add baking powder
 add baking soda
 sift it and add to sugar and ghee mixture
 mix it with your hands and pour milk as required (first just add 1 to 2 table spoons of milk and mix it, if needed add some more milk)
 make a dough don't knead too much
 now take small portion of dough and shape like a ball and dip them in chopped nuts
 Place them in lined baking tray
 Repeat the same process for remaining dough.......preheat oven in 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in 170 degrees Celsius or till they changes into light golden color
 our nankhatais are nicely baked (when they are hot cookies will be soft so let it cool completely for crispy cookies)
 let it cool completely and store them in air tight container
 Enjoy the yummy and tasty nankhatai