Main ingredients:

A Nankhatai is scrumptious biscuit which is known for its certain amount of sweetness, crispiness, and delicate qualities.

What makes it even more delighting is the fact that it has very common ingredients that can be found in almost every household easily.

Did you know? The famous Nankhatai get its name from Persian words Naan which means bread and Khatai which means biscuit. Interesting, isn’t it? Something which is so popular in Indian subcontinent has a Persian connection.

How to know that you have made the perfect nankhatai?

As I told you it should have properties of both Naan (Bread) and Khatai (biscuit) so it must stay crispy from the outside and melt like heavenly cookies or biscuits in your mouth.

The flavor must depict their nutty and grainy traits.

Lastly, it should provide you an aromatic feeling, otherwise its not the best nankhatai that you have cooked for yourself.  

How to make Nankhatai?

Firstly, pre heat the oven at 160 degrees centigrade for twenty minutes

Now the main process.

To make nankhatai, take a big bowl, and add 2 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoon semolina, ¾ cup chickpea flour, 1 cup powdered sugar, a pinch of salt and 2 teaspoon cardamom powder.

Mixing of ingredients 

Now stir all the ingredients and then finally pour 1 Cup of Ghee (Room Temperature) to the mixture and again mix it all, start kneading the mixture until it becomes a bit solid yet soft dough.

Baking tray with parchment paper along with a pre heated oven is all you need!

Keep the baking tray ready with parchment paper on it and now, take small pieces from the dough and shape them into a ball using your hands and then flatten them. Now press the top of it with your index finger and put a finely cut pistachio into that top space.

Shape and Repeat

Repeat the same process with the remaining small pieces of the dough that are now shaped like a flatten ball.

Keep it all for baking

Now, put the baking tray into the pre heated oven, it will take about 15-20 minutes to properly bake the nankhatai.

Repeat the same process with the remaining dough and bake it in the oven.

After the time frame, pull out the baking tray from the oven. The nankhatai is now ready to eat!

Note: Using the above measurement, you can make about 30 nankhatai (cookies). 

Protip: To make the nankhatai look more attractive or just to flaunt your skills, you can also try to make zigzag patterns on the nankhatai using a toothpick or else a fork.

Happy Cooking!     




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