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Diwali Special Nankhatai Recipe | Best and Easiest Way to Make Nankhatai

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Diwali Special Nankhatai Recipe | Best and Easiest Way to Make Nankhatai


Nankhatai is a cookie which is love by kids and adults, This cookies is made with flour, ghee, cardamom and lastly sugar.

This cookie is very crispy and eggless, It is traditional Indian shortbread cookies made with above mentioned ingredients.

There are different ways of making Nankhatai with different flour to be used, Traditionally when there was no oven available, people use to make them in cooker whenever there would be festival or any occasions.

The recipe which is shared will give you a very delicious crispy taste with something unique flavor, You can often make them in any festival or occassions like in diwali, Holi or just for satisfying the crave of cookies.

There are most of the cookies which can be made but Nankhatai is very simple and it can be served in tiffin box of children sometimes, They would love to have also and there won’t be any harm to the health.

Nankhatai is made by mixing all the dry ingredients with the help of ghee and then cooking them in oven or cooker whatever you have at your home.

You can also store this cookies for almost a month in dry air tight glass container.

So follow my recipe and get a crispy cookies for you and your family.

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  • All purpose flour or wheat flour ¾ cup
  • Gram flour ¼ cup
  • Semolina 1 tablespoon
  • Ghee 6-7tabelspoons
  • Sugar powdered 65g
  • Baking powder (If using wheat flour ) 1 pinch
  • Baking soda (If using wheat flour) 1 pinch
  • Cardamon powdered ½ tablespoon


  1. Take a mixing bowl and Add all the above mentioned Ingredients like maida or wheat flour whatever you prefer from both
  2. Add gran flour, semolina and powdered sugar, cardamom powder, then Add melted ghee and try to mix in between your palm.
  3. You don’t have to add water just add Ghee and try to mix all the flours together.
  4. Do not knead, just mix everything such that it looks like a dough.
  5. Nankhatai dough should not be crumbled or dry it must bind together.
  6. Binding of dough should be done with the help of ghee as much required but do not add water.
  7. Divide the mixture to 12-14 portion and roll it to make a smooth ball, If you find it difficult to make balls or it looks dry then you need to add more ghee.
  8. Flattened the ball and make Nankhatai.
  9. Garnish them with dry fruits like chopped pistachios or almonds.
  10. You can make Nankhatai of your own shape.
  11. Preheat your oven for 15 mins at 180°C, Bake them at 180°C for 10 mins.
  12. Your Nankhatai will be done you will fine it dry from above.
  13. Remove the rack from oven and keep them at room temperature it will give a brownish colour appearance on the bottom.
  14. Nankhatai is ready to serve.
  15. You can store it in a glass air tight container for 3-4 weeks.

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  • Do not add water then flour looks dry always you have to add ghee.
  • Do not use wet handed to opened the jar for long time otherwise the cookies will get damaged.
  • You can also make it in a cooker if you don’t have oven.
  • If you are using wheat flour instead of all purpose flour then always remember to add baking soda and baking powder so that it will not remain stiff.

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