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ByShazia Wahid
Created on 26th Nov 2015
Nankhatai Recipe at BetterButterby Shazia Wahid
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  • By Shazia Wahid
    Created on 26th Nov 2015


Buttery, melt in the mouth Nankhatai brings back so many memories when they would be made at home and eaten warm straight out of the oven. Nankhatai is an Indian version of shortbread, which means they should have a short and crumbly texture. These days, everyone seems to prefer to buy ready made ones but making them after such a long time has just reminded me how simple and easy they are to make. Four ingredients are all you need to recreate this all time favourite recipe of mine. This is one recipe that my sister and I loved as we would make them all the time.

NANKHATAI, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Shazia Wahid. NANKHATAI is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. NANKHATAI is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of NANKHATAI by Shazia Wahid is perfect to serve 24 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing NANKHATAI.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves24People

Ingredients to make NANKHATAI

  • Plain Flour - 200 gms
  • Ghee - 100 gms
  • Granulated Sugar - 100 gms
  • Green Cardamom - 5

How to make NANKHATAI

  1. Melt the ghee and let it cool slightly. Powder the granulated sugar with the cardamom till it forms a fine powder.
  2. Beat the melted ghee with the powdered sugar mixture till a smooth mixture is formed. Add the plain flour and mix well till a soft dough is formed.
  3. Preheat the oven at 150°C. Shape the dough into 24 small balls and flatten them slightly. Place them on a flat baking tray. Use a knife and make an 'x' mark on the nankhatai.
  4. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes till lightly brown. Remove and cool them on a cooling rack.
My Tip: Store the nankhatais in an airtight container. Putting the 'x' mark on the flattened balls prevents them from having a cracked surface once cooked.

Reviews for NANKHATAI (3)

Sarmistha Purkayastha10 months ago

ambika singha year ago
These nankhatais have been baked to perfection :)

bina bedi2 years ago
Seems easy. Can this be had with mutton curry or what do you have it with ?