Naankhatai | How to make Naankhatai

By Pooja Misra  |  13th May 2017  |  
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About Naankhatai Recipe

Naankhatai is a popular Indian shortbread cookie loved by people of all ages.

The delicious and mouthwatering Naankhatai is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Naankhatai is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Naankhatai. Pooja Misra shared Naankhatai recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Naankhatai. Try this delicious Naankhatai recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Pooja Misra of Naankhatai by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Naankhatai can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Naankhatai with other users


Ingredients to make Naankhatai

  • maida - 1 Cup
  • besan - 1/4 Cup
  • baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp
  • sooji - 2 tbsp
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • ghee - 1/2 Cup
  • sugar - 1/2 Cup
  • dahi - 1/2 tbsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp

How to make Naankhatai

  1. Powder the sugar fine in the grinder.
  2. Cream ghee and powdered sugar with a hand blender.
  3. The mixture should become light, fluffy and creamy.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Add yogurt to creamed ghee and sugar mixture. Mix well and then add sifted dry ingredients.
  6. Gently mix everything to make a smooth dough. Add milk if the mixture is too crumbly.
  7. Pinch medium sized balls from it slightly flatten them with your palm and sprinkle elaichi powder.
  8. Preheat oven at 180 ° C for 10 minutes. Place cookies in a baking tray keeping some distance in between as they will expand.
  9. Reduce the temperature to 170 °C after five minutes. Keep an eye on cookies. Cook for around 10 more minutes. Check and if done then take them out on a wire rack.
  10. Keep them in an airtight box.

My Tip:

It is very important to keep an eye on cookies after 10 minutes of baking. Reduce temperature after 5 to 7 minutes.

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