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Kesar-Pista Naankhatai

Runa Ganguly
9 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Kesar-Pista Naankhatai RECIPE

Easy and best eggless Nankhatai recipe,made with a combo of flour and gram flour (besan),flavoured with Kesar and Pista,a melt in the mouth treat for all, especially kids!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Kids Recipes
  • Indian
  • Roasting
  • Blending
  • Baking
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 1 cup All purpose flour
  2. 2 tablespoon chickpea flour
  3. 2 tablespoon Fine semolina
  4. 1/2 cup of clarified butter
  5. 1/2 cup castor sugar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon saffron crushed
  8. 8-10 pistachios slivered
  9. 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Sieve the flour, chickpea flour, semolina and baking soda together.
  2. In a bowl whisk the ghee and sugar together till it's well mixed and creamy.
  3. Add the sieved dry ingredients and the crushed saffron and form a smooth dough gently with the hands.
  4. If the dough is crumbly add the milk to form a dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 24 equal sized smooth balls, flatten a little in the middle ,press some slivered pistachios and a saffron strand on the flattened portion.
  6. Arrange the nankhatais in a greased or lined baking tray with some space in between them as they spread while baking.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 20 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack and keep them in an airtight container.

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Seema Sharma
Seema Sharma   Jun-11-2018

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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