Nankhatai one of our childhood favorite, shortbread like cookies made with ghee (Indian clarified butter) and flavored with cardamom that just melts in mouth and start craving for more :) And no one eat just one! Hungry already?
I always want to bake them and finally when we got our microwave, tried my hands on my favorite item. Big hit, I should say!
Sharing an easy recipe.
1 + 3/4 cup Wholewheat flour / all purpose flour / maida
1 cup Ghee ( Indian clarified butter )
3/4 cup powdered sugar (you can use more I prefer less sweet)
1/2 cup Chickpea flour/ besan
1 Tsp cardamom powder
1/8 Tsp Baking soda
Pinch of salt
Almonds for garnishing - 10-12 nos
Shift wheat flour , chickpea flour , salt and baking soda in a bowl .
Add powdered sugar to Ghee and whisk well until it becomes light and fluffy.
Add dry ingredients to whisked ghee and sugar and fold gently, the mixture would form a soft dough.
Now divide the dough into small parts and make rounds.
Press the balls gently and garnish with Almond pieces.
now place the balls in a tray and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes.
Meanwhile pre heat your microwave/ oven 170 degrees C
Place the balls on greased baking tray on a parchment paper.
Bake it for 15-20 minutes until it turns light brown, keep an eye they tend to burn faster so keep watching, check base for burning.
Let them cool on wire rack and store in air tight container.
Nankhatai is now ready to be served. While, we know not all things tasty are healthy! But, our home-made Nankhatai Recipe is way better than the biscuits readily available in abundance at the supermarket. Try our recipe & tell us how you like them! While Children's Day is not far away, this is the perfect Nakhatai.
Neha Jain is a Stay-at-home mom, raising her doll Adya. She is new to blogging and is passionate about writing particularly about food.