Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe

Whole wheat nankhatai recipe – it is made from whole wheat flour (atta), ghee (clarified butter), sugar and flavored with cardamom seeds powder.

Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

This atta nankhatai has sweet taste with nutty flavor from whole wheat flour. Also the cardamom powder is added in it which complements the other flavors very well. In short, they taste good even though made from chapati atta.

The texture of the whole wheat nankhatai is same as nankhatai made from all purpose flour. They are crispy, crunchy and melt in your mouth kind.

As promised, here I am with nankhatai recipe made with chapati atta. About a week back I made atta nankhatai, the same day I made chocolate nankhatai as well. I packed both of them in a container and bring that here in Canada. I and hubby enjoyed them with morning tea/coffee for next few days.

Not only on diwali or festival, you can make this any time of the year. Because these are healthier than the made from maida.

Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe


How to make whole wheat nankhatai recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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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 tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Or you can lightly grease it with butter or ghee. Keep it aside.

3) Take whole wheat flour, baking powder and cardamom powder in a bowl.

4) Mix well by using whisk or spoon.
Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

5) In another bowl, take ghee. Make sure that ghee is in semi solid form, not melted. Otherwise it won’t cream well with sugar.

6) Now add powdered sugar.
Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

7) Beat it using wire whisk till it is smooth, creamy and light.

8) Then add prepared flour mixture.
Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

9) Now using spatula, start mixing it.

10) It will look crumbly.
Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

11) Now add milk. start with half tablespoon. using your hand start mixing it. if needed you can use more milk. I have used 1 ½ tablespoon of total milk.

12) Add only enough milk, so it comes together like a dough. If you have added more milk then dough will be too soft.
Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

13) Now start shaping into balls and flatten it slightly. This quantity gave me 15 equal sized balls. I have kept the nankhatai plain. If you want you can add garnish with nuts or sliced almonds or pistachios.

14) bake into preheated oven for 20-22 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in a tray itself.
Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

15) If you looks at the cookie, you won’t see much color on top. But if you look at the bottom, it has nice golden color. This is just perfect. If over baked the nankhatais then they will become hard like a rock.

16) Then remove them on a cooling rack and let them cool down completely.
Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

This quantity is enough for two of us. But you can double/triple the recipe as needed.

Serving suggestion: Serve them with a cup of tea as a snack along with few other savory snacks like chivda or crispy masala puri. Or you can just much on the nankhatai as such any time of the day.

Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe

Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Atta nankhatai recipe
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Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe (Atta nankhatai recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 15 nankhatai
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • 6 tablespoons Ghee (Clarified butter) in semi solid form ** you can use softened room temperature butter as well
  • 1/3 cup Powdered sugar (Confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Milk

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Line a baking tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Or you can lightly grease it with butter or ghee. Keep it aside.

Making whole wheat nankhatai recipe:

  1. Take whole wheat flour, baking powder and cardamom powder in a bowl. Mix well by using whisk or spoon.

  2. In another bowl, take ghee. Make sure that ghee is in semi solid form, not melted.
  3. Now add powdered sugar. Beat it using wire whisk till it is smooth, creamy and light.
  4. Then add prepared flour mixture. Now using spatula, start mixing it.
  5. It will look crumbly.
  6. Now add milk. start with half tablespoon. using your hand start mixing it. if needed you can use more milk. I have used 1 ½ tablespoon of total milk.
  7. Add only enough milk, so it comes together like a dough.
  8. Now start shaping into balls and flatten it slightly.
  9. bake into preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
  10. Remove the tray from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in a tray itself.
  11. Then remove them on a cooling rack and let them cool down completely.

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