Nankhatai | How to make Nankhatai

By Kiah Wadhwani  |  29th Oct 2016  |  
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About Nankhatai Recipe

This recipe calls for Maida , Besan, Sooji and Gehun ka aata. That is what gives it an amazing texture and aroma . You can make Nankhatai’s with only Maida or only Gehun ka aata . But honestly speaking I prefer these over a single flour nankhatai any day . Do give it a try.

Nankhatai, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Nankhatai is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Kiah Wadhwani. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Nankhatai is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Nankhatai recipe by Kiah Wadhwani. Nankhatai can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Nankhatai just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Nankhatai can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Nankhatai.


Ingredients to make Nankhatai

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp besan
  • 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Sooji/Rawa/semolina
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 0ne pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (Cold)
  • 3 pods cardamom

How to make Nankhatai

  1. Preheat oven at 150 degree celcius. If in a doubt preheat at 140 degree celcius . Nankhatai is basically an indian version of Shortbread biscuits . They are little delicate to bake and shouldn’t turn too brown when baked .
  2. In a large bowl , Sift together the maida , besan , sooji , gehun ka aata , baking powder and salt . In a Processor , Grind the sugar along with the cardamom to make a fine powder . Add this to the flour mixture .
  3. Add in the butter and mix well till it is well incorporated . Knead well to form a soft dough .
  4. Cover and keep aside for 15-20 mins . Make small balls of the dough . Make sure there are no cracks in the balls .
  5. Place them on a baking sheet , leaving a 2 “ gap between each one . With a butter knife press a cross on the balls without cutting through . Bake them for about 20-22 mins or until done .
  6. You know your nankhatai’s are ready when the bottom is golden brown and the cookie is still pale white . They are going to be a little delicate when just out of oven . Let them cool and then store .

My Tip:

you can place a slice of almond on top if u wish. or else press a knife lightly without cutting through so as to make a cross.

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