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The Original Indian Cookie- Nankhatai

4 from 1 vote

Only-3-ingredients Nankhatai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsBrunch
Servings 4


  • 1 cup organic maida
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup ghee at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp elaichi powder


  • Mix up the maida, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder with a very light hand. The dough just needs to come together. Can add a little more ghee if dough feels a little dry. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Make small balls and press lightly to flatten them. Place on the tray. With a sharp knife put a cross on each. Bake for about 10-12 minutes till the base turns light brown.
  • Let stand in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack. Store in air tight jar.


Place half cut cashews or almonds on top of each nankhatai before bakkng.

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Anju Bhagnari
Anju Bhagnari

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