Nankhatai | How to make Nankhatai

By manju shah  |  15th Sep 2015  |  
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About Nankhatai Recipe

Famous melt in your mouth soft cookies a.k.a. ghee cookies.

Nankhatai is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by manju shah teaches how to make Nankhatai step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Nankhatai in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 6 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Nankhatai at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Nankhatai takes few minutes for the preparation and 22 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Nankhatai is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Nankhatai is a good option for you. The flavour of Nankhatai is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Nankhatai and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make Nankhatai

  • all purpose flour - 1 cup + 1 tablespoon
  • Castor sugar/powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee/clarified butter - 6 and 1/2 tablespoons
  • baking soda - 1/4 tsp + 1 pinch
  • Baking powder - 1 pinch
  • Green cardamom - 3 (Crushed)

How to make Nankhatai

  1. Mix together all purpose flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Take castor sugar in a mixing bowl. Melt ghee and add to castor sugar. Mix together till it becomes a smooth paste. Add crushed cardamom and mix again. Add in all purpose flour little by little and make a soft dough.
  3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven at 170°C. Lightly grease a baking tray. Set aside.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and pinch out a small portion and roll it to a lemon size ball. Likewise make balls with the remaining dough and arrange them in the greased baking tray. Press the balls a little on the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes or till the bottom gets a little brown. You will get beautiful cracks on top.
  7. Remove and let them cool for 2 minutes on the tray. Carefully shift to a wire rack and let them completely cool down.
  8. Consume fresh and store the remaining cookies in an airtight container.

My Tip:

The consistency of dough should not be too loose or too firm. You should be able to roll the soft balls without any cracks. If your dough doesn't come out together you can add 1/2 tbsp more ghee. Do not add milk or water to make the dough. Do not let the top get brown while baking. Check the bottom after 18 minutes, if it gets brown your cookies are ready, if not bake for another 3-4 minutes, as oven settings tend to vary. Keep an eye on the cookies after 15 minutes.

Reviews for Nankhatai (7)

Rita Jain9 months ago

Very nice
manju shah
a month ago
thanks Rita

Yugandhara Mhatre2 years ago


Veena Kalia2 years ago

manju shah
a month ago
thanks Veena

bhavna kurani2 years ago

plz tell me how to make without oven on gass stove. must reply
manju shah
a month ago
sorry for too late reply dear. i have never tried a gas stove.

Anupama Kumari3 years ago

These ghee cookies look so good :D However will it still taste good if we lessen the sugar and ghee amount?
manju shah
a month ago
i have already lessen d amount of ghee dear so u can adjust the sugar only if u wish to.

Preeti Singh3 years ago

Seems delicious... :)
manju shah
a month ago
thanks Preeti

Ritu Sharma3 years ago

Looks divine:)
manju shah
a month ago
thanks Ritu