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Nankhatai | Indian Eggless Cookies

Nankhatai Take 2

Indian Egg-less Cookies flavored with cardamom 
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cookies, Nankhatai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 Cup All purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1/2 Cup Semolina (Rava)
  • 1/4 Cup Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 3/4-1 Cup Clarified Butter (Ghee) Room Temperature (Semi solid Type)
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) coarsely grounded
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Pistachio's


  • Take Maida, Rava, Besan and Sugar in a bowl. Give it a quick mix.
  • Add the Ghee and rub it into the flour. 
  • One can add Pistachio powder to the mix, I do not add it.
  • Bind to form a dough like structure. Wrap it in a cling wrap and refrigerator for minimum 15 minutes. If you do not have a cling wrap, simply cover and keep in a bowl or box,
  • After 15 minutes, make ball's of same sizes. Lightly press them.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 Deg C
  • To decorate, add a cut using a knife as shown.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts and cardamom.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes they might appear a bit soft, let them sit on the baking tray for 5-10 minutes or until cool to touch. This is an essential step as it continues to cook during that time. and also if you pick the nankhatai's at this time it tends to break.
  • Transfer them on a wire rack and let it cool completely. Store them in an Air tight container.
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