Nankhatai are soft delicious cookies prepared in almost all homes in India. The aroma of ghee fills in as they are baked.
One does not need an occasion to bake these melt in the mouth desi Indian treat.
We don’t need an oven to make them. They can be baked over a thick bottomed pan and come out as good as the baked one.
Do try them as this is a simple and quick recipe.
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Ghee – 1/2 cup
Semolina – 1/4 cup
Chick pea flour (Besan) – 1/2 cup
Powdered Brown Sugar – 3/4 cup
Slivered nuts – 1 table spoon(almond, pista and cashews)
Powdered Cardamom 1/4 spoon
Baking soda -1/4 spoon
In a deep bowl over a strainer add in the Besan, wheat flour and baking soda and strain them into the bowl.
Now add the powdered sugar, semolina, cardamom and the powdered sugar and mix well.
Finally add the ghee (liquid) and mix lightly with the fingers to make a soft dough.
Now divide the dough into even sized balls and flatter each ball lightly with the help of one’s palms and garnish each cookie with the bits of the slivered nuts and press lightly.
Preheat the oven for ten minutes at 150 degrees.
Once the oven is ready place the Nankhatai leaving enough space between them so that they rise and do not stick to each other while they are baked.
Now bake them for 10 to 15 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius.
Do check them after 10 minutes as sometimes depending on your oven settings it can be ready after 10 minutes.
Once done allow to cool and the cookies are ready to be enjoyed😋