Sunday, October 28, 2018

NANKATAI / NANKHATAI / CARDAMOM FLAVOURED COOKIES


Nankhatais are basically shortbread biscuits flavoured with cardamom originating from the Indian subcontinent and very popular in India and Pakistan.
Nankhatais are very popular in Sindhi homes too. We usually make them during Sataen / Satam festival in the month of Shravan along with many other goodies.


Ingredients:
Maida ............. 1 cup
Icing sugar ..... 1/2 cup (if you like it too sweet add 1 tbsp more)
Desi ghee ....... 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder ... 1/4 tsp
Baking soda ...... 1 pinch
Salt .............. 1 pinch (optional - it actually balances the taste of all the sweet dishes)
Pistachios ..... 1 tbsp (sliced)

Method:

Collect all the ingredients and bring to room temperature.






In a bowl mix together Desi ghee and icing sugar.







Keep whisking until they are well blended.






Now tip in the cardamom powder, salt and baking soda.







Spoon in the maida little by little and keep whisking until all the maida is used up.






Knead the mixture lightly with your hands.







Take a small portion and make a round ball. Flatten it. Put the sliced pistachios on it and press lightly. Make all the nankhatais and place them on a greased baking tray.






Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 200 C for 18 to 20 minutes.





Remove the tray from the oven and allow the nankhatais to cool well. Store them in an air tight container.






14 comments:

  1. Wow!! Perfect Indian cookie for Diwali!! One of my favorite cookies my Mom used to make those days when this was the only one cookie, nankhatai, made at home! Awesome!

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    1. True Vanitha.. now-a-days we make a variety of cookies but nothing can beat our original nankhatai.

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  2. Making nankhatais on Monday. Yours look so tempting. Love to dunk them in masala tea.

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  3. I love nankhatai. And these are looks fabulous. Perfect with a cup of tea. Lovely share

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  4. Super tempting and just right for the festivities. Love how white they are.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri.. in my mom's place they prefer white colour.. so I have learnt that way too.

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  5. Nankhatai looks great, presented with perfect mood. Simply loving it with tea. Happy Diwali.

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    1. Thanks for liking dear. Happy Diwali.

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  6. Nankhatai, one of my favourite cookies, best with masala chai.

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    1. Same here Jagruti.. the only cookie I love is this one.

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  7. Nankhatais are looking so flavorful !!! And I like these cookies to munch on any time on the day

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