Nan khatai ~ easy eggless cookie

Nankhatai is a cookie, famous in pakistan and in india. Nankhatai is a basic eggless cookie made with clarified butter(ghee). When Bina posted her nankhatai recipe on daily tiffin, i tried it immediately and fell in love with these cookies, but it took too long (2 years) to post here.

whenever we crave for crispier biscuits, i would make nankhatai in minutes. its so easy to make. moreover, you can make it quick.


Yields - 30 cookies approx.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Baking time - 10-15 mins.
Recipe from : Daily tiffin  - Bina


Maida / All purpose flour – 2 cup’s (200gms)
Sugar – 1 cup
Cardamom – 8
Ghee – ¾ cup
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Nuts to garnish(pista, cashew and badam)


Pre-heat the oven at 150C for 10minutes.

Line your baking tray with butterpaper and set aside.

Powder the sugar along withcardamom pods.

Sieve the maida flour along withbaking powder. Also sieve the powdered sugar upon maida.

Mix the flour well with yourhands.

Add Ghee to the flour and keepmixing, first the flour becomes like crumbles . keep on adding the ghee tillflour comes together as a smooth pilable dough.Do this process patiently, this process takes 10 minutes.
it consumes really lots of ghee, so go ahead and forget the calories.

Once you get the smooth pilable dough, pincha small ball of dough and roll it with your palms. Slightly press it with yourpalms, so that the ball flattens a bit. Place the flattened ball over thebutter paper. Likewise fill the butter paper. Press nuts of your choice overeach nankhatai.

Bake the Nankhatai in pre-heatedoven at 150c for 10-12 minutes. Till the bottom of the nankhatai turns lightbrown in colour. Change the sides of tray in between, to ensure even baking.

Remove from the oven and let itcool for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling wrack and let it cool for another5 minutes.

Transfer the cooled nankhatai’s toan air tight container.

Serve with Hot Tea, tell you what, thats the perfect way to eat these cookies.

Do try these delicious easy to make cookies. these cookies were crispy. these cookies were hit at home and kids loved it a lot.

I also made in heart shape, which turned out good too. so you can try different shapes.

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