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Shazia Wahid
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Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
24 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Indian
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 24

  1. Plain Flour - 200 gms
  2. Ghee - 100 gms
  3. Granulated Sugar - 100 gms
  4. Green Cardamom - 5


  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.

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Prativa Baruah   Nov-03-2017


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