Nankhatai- Tried and tasted

Cookies have been on my baking wishlist since a very long time. Today i decided to bake the traditional nankhatai. While i was searching for recipes on the web i came across many versions of nankhatai such as using ghee, dalda, butter. I will be trying out all the versions later but for today it is nankhatai with ghee.When i looked at Mullai' s recipe i felt it was very easy to follow but could not see the pics of the procedure. I guess we have to log in to see that. I wish Mullai had a blog so that i could see most of her recipes., anyway have left a comment on her space. Mullai if you are seeing this, thank you so much for the fool proof recipe.

The original recipe is here


All purpose flour 1/2 cup

Sugar powdered 1/4 cup

Ghee( kept in the regrigerator for 15 mins) 1/4 cup

Rava 1 tsp

Baking soda 1 pinch

Salt 1 pinch

Cardamom powder 1 pinch


Take the powdered sugar and ghee in a bowl.

Beat it for 5 minutes or till it becomes creamy

Add the maida, baking soda, salt to it .

Gather it together as shown

Knead the dough for a minute into a very soft dough

Let it rest for 20 minutes , and preheat the oven

Grease a cookie sheet and make small even size balls and shape them like peda.

Arrange them on the plate leaving gap in between them

Bake them at 190 C for 12 to 13 minutes. Let it cool for another 15 minutes.

Actually it isn't as brown as in the picture:-)

Store them in an airtight container

Supper yummy, delicious,nankhatai ready, to be served with a hot cup of kaapi:-)

My daughter wouldn't beleive that this was baked at home in a jiffy

Tastes awesome.Crispy on the outside and just melts in the mouth....ummmm MELTING NANKHATAI OR is it MELTKHATAIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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