Nankhatai recipe | Traditional eggless Indian cookies, biscuits
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Nankhatai recipe (How to make Nankhatai Recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 268kcal
Author Kanan


  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 2 tablespoons Almonds grind into powder
  • 1 teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt If using salted butter then skip the salt
  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar (Confectioner’s sugar or icing sugar) (Boora or tagar)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C for at least 10 minutes.
  • Prepare the baking sheet. Line a sheet using the parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper then skip it. No need to grease the sheet.

Making nankhatai recipe:

  • In a bowl, take all purpose flour, ground almonds, salt and cardamom powder.
  • Mix it well till everything is incorporated well.
  • Take softened butter in another bowl. Add powdered sugar in it.
  • Now using the wire whisk, start beating the mixture. beat it till you get smooth consistency.
  • Add flour mixture and switch to the spatula.
  • Mix it using spoon or spatula. Everything will come together like a crumbly dough.
  • Now using hand knead it and make like a dough.
  • Now shape the nankhatai. Take a tablespoon size of the dough. Make smooth ball and flatten it out slightly. Make sure there are no cracks.
  • Arrange them on a cookie sheet about few inches apart.
  • bake into pre heated oven for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes in the sheet itself.
  • Then using the spatula, transfer them on the cooling rack.
  • Let them cool completely.


Serving: 3cookies | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.4g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 15.3g | Saturated Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 11.9g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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