#Diwali Snacks: Try Yummy Crunchy Eggless Indian Shortbread Cookie Nankhatai At Home

Nankhatai Recipe
Nankhatai Recipe

Nankhatai is a popular and traditional Indian cookie

Eggless Nankhatai Recipe

Prep Time: 45 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 1 hr 10 min

Hii Foodies!!! How are you all??? Nankhatai is a popular and traditional Indian cookie which is specially liked during the festive season and when it’s Diwali then how can we skip Nankhatai. It has a high fan following and is liked equally by kids as well as elders. Nankhatai is a delicious yummy crunchy eggless Indian shortbread cookie which is perfect to munch on during festivals. It is popularly available in the market as a tea time cookie but you can easily make it at home. It can be made using a combination of purpose flour, besan (chickpea flour) with ghee (clarified butter) and powdered sugar flavored with cardamom. It is good to add semolina (sooji) so that you can get crispy cookies. So try this easy recipe of Nankhatai and your Diwali snacking is more fun.

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Nankhatai Recipe Ingredients

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #1: 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #2: 3/4 cup chickpea flour (besan) 

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #3: 1/4 cup semolina (sooji)

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #4: pinch of salt

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #5: 1/2 cup ghee or clarified butter

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #6: 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #7: 1/2 teaspoon cardamom (Elaichi) powder

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #8: chopped pistachios and almonds to garnish

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredient #9: 1 tablespoon milk

Nankhatai Recipe Ingredients -chickpea flour (besan)
Nankhatai Recipe Ingredients -chickpea flour (besan)

Preparation before Recipe

Prepare Dough: In a bowl sieve together flour, besan, sooji and cardamom powder. Add salt and mix till well combined. Using a hand mixer, mix together ghee with powdered sugar until fluffy. Add the flour and a tablespoon of milk and mix. Mix and knead a soft and smooth dough. Wrap the dough and place it in the refrigerator and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preparation before Recipe - Prepare Dough
Preparation before Recipe – Prepare Dough

Eggless Nankhatai Recipe: Step By Step

Nankhatai Recipe Step #1. Take out the dough from the refrigerator and make equal size small balls from the dough. Roll the balls between the palm and flatten slightly.

Nankhatai Recipe Step #2. Make a cross design on top of the cookie and put some nuts in the center and press them.

Nankhatai Recipe Step 1 and 2
Nankhatai Recipe Step 1 and 2

Nankhatai Recipe Step #3. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius .

Nankhatai Recipe Step #4. Take a baking tray, grease it and place the cookies on it. Put the baking tray back in the refrigerator again for 20 minutes.

Nankhatai Recipe Step #5. After 20 minutes, place the baking tray in the oven and bake at 180 degree celsius for 16-18 minutes, till the bottom of the cookies starts turning light brown in color.

Nankhatai Recipe Step #6. Remove nankhatai from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

Nankhatai Recipe Step 4, 5 and 6
Nankhatai Recipe Step 4, 5 and 6

Nankhatai Recipe Step #7. Your nankhatai are ready to serve and store in an airtight container.

Eggless Nankhatai Recipe Tips

Nankhatai Recipe Tip #1 If you are using ghee then use it in a semi-solid state and not the melted one.

Nankhatai Recipe Tip #2 The dough should be refrigerated.

Nutrition Value of Nankhatai

Value Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories from Fat117
Saturated Fat8g50%
Nutrition Value of Nankhatai

* Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and Nutrition value is a rough estimate for Nankhatai.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we use Whole Wheat Flour instead of all purpose flour to make Nankhatai?

Yes!!! You can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.

What is Nankhatai made of? 

Nankhatai is a baked snack made of all purpose flour (maida), besan (chickpea flour), sooji (semolina), powdered sugar and ghee.

Can we use Butter and Oil instead of Ghee?

Yes!!! If ghee is not available you can use oil or melted butter.

Can we make Nankhatai in a Pressure Cooker? 

Yes!!! It can be made in a Pressure Cooker.

Does Nankhatai helps in weight gain?

Yes!! If you eat in large amounts it can gain your weight.

Can Nankhatai eaten in fast?

No!! it is not eaten in fast.

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