Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe

Chocolate nankhatai recipe – a fusion take on traditional nankhatai with full of chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

There are many different varieties of nankhatai available in Indian bakery shops. The most popular one is the plain nankhatai that everyone likes. Second most popular is the chocolate nankhatai which is loved by kids and adults as well.

When it is chocolate flavored many kids will choose this one over other flavors. Even I am huge fan of anything with chocolate.

I have garnished the cookies with sliced almonds because I like the chocolate and almond combination. For a change, you can use sliced pistachios or garnish with few mini chocolate chips. Or you can skip the garnishing step to get only chocolate flavor.

The texture of these nankhatai is buttery, crunchy, melt in your mouth kind with full of chocolate flavor. Below mentioned proportion of ghee and flour makes it crunchy yet soft. So please do not think of reducing the amount of ghee. If you do so, you won’t get the perfect nankhatai texture.

Sometimes I do make whole wheat nankhatai as well.

During the diwali festival, my mom makes big batch of nankhatai at home, she stores in the container and we used to enjoy it next few days. She makes this only once a year. We also serve these to the guests with few savory snacks like namak para, chakli and farsi puri during this festival.

Check out other chocolate based cookies
Chocolate chip cookies  //  Chocolate sugar cookies  //  Double chocolate cookies  //  Chocolate coffee wafers


How to make chocolate nankhatai recipe:


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1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C for at least 10 minutes.

2) Line a baking sheet or cookie sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside.

3) Take all purpose flour, besan, corn flour, cocoa powder and baking powder in a bowl.

4) Mix well using wire whisk till everything is incorporated well. If there are too many lumps, you can sift the flour mixture .
Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

5) Now take the ghee in another bowl. Ghee should be in semi solid form. If ghee is melted then dough will be too soft and you won’t be able to make the balls.

6) Add powdered sugar.
Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

7) Beat it very well till everything is incorporated well or till it is light and smooth.

8) Now add flour mixture.
Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

9) Start mixing with spatula, if you pinch some of the mixture, it will come together.

10) Now using your hand, combine everything and make the dough.
Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

11) Now divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and start making the balls. Arrange them on prepared baking sheet.

12) top it with few sliced almonds. press very lightly into the dough.
Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

13) bake into preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.

14) Let them cool down in the pan for 5 minutes, then using spatula remove them on the cooling rack. let the nankhatai cool down completely.
Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

Once cooled completely, you can serve them or store them in airtight container.

Serving suggestion: Serve them with a tea or coffee as afternoon or tea-time snack. Or enjoy them anytime of the day whenever you feel like.

Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai

Chocolate Nankhatai Recipe | How to make chocolate nankhatai
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Chocolate Nankhatai recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 20 nankhatai
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 2 tablespoons Besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tablespoons Corn flour (corn starch)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ cup Ghee (Clarified butter) in semi-solid form *instead of ghee you can use same amount of softened room temperature butter
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar (Confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons Almonds or pistachios, sliced

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet or cookie sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside.

Making chocolate nankhatai recipe:

  1. Take all purpose flour, besan, corn flour, cocoa powder and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Mix well using wire whisk till everything is incorporated well. If there are too many lumps, you can sift the flour mixture .
  3. Now take the ghee in another bowl. Ghee should be in semi solid form.
  4. Add powdered sugar. Beat it very well till everything is incorporated well or till it is light and smooth.
  5. Now add flour mixture. Start mixing with spatula, if you pinch some of the mixture, it will come together.
  6. Now using your hand, combine everything and make the dough.
  7. Now divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and start making the balls.
  8. Arrange them on prepared baking sheet.
  9. top it with few sliced almonds. press very lightly into the dough.
  10. bake into preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
  11. Let them cool down in the pan for 5 minutes
  12. then using spatula remove them on the cooling rack.
  13. Let the nankhatai cool down completely.

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