Bake Along #118 – Nankhatai
Nankhatais are the most simplest to make which has amazing flavor and melt in your mouth. I used to make Nankhatais and was supplying a coffee shop long back. And I have made several flavors just by adding different extract.
Ghee used in the recipe for fat, makes it delicious and the flavoring I have used is cardamom and its a choice you can have your own flavors.
- Granulated sugar – 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon
- Cardamom – 2
- Whole wheat flour – 3/4 cup
- All-purpose flour – 1/4 cup
- Ghee – 1/2 cup, adjust
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- Nuts of choice – 2 tablespoon
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degree C. Line up a baking tray with silicon mat/ butter paper. Add sugar and cardamom in a food processor.
2. Process for a few seconds until it becomes a reasonably fine powder.
3. Add the nuts in the food processor and process until coarse powder.
4. Add whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder and sugar mixture in a bowl. Mix well using a wire whisk.
5. Add the ghee into the flour mixture and start mixing with your hands.
6. Adjust the ghee until you have a smooth dough.
7. Make small balls and press them down gently. Place them in the prepared baking tray with about an inch apart. Use a knife to make a criss cross pattern on top and gently press with a pinch of the coarsely ground nuts. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 12 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.
8. Cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container in room temperature for upto a week.
You can adjust the sugar as per your taste. You can flavor them using orange or lemon rind. You don’t need any additional liquid. Only the ghee binds the dry ingredients. You can also use melted butter, just in case you prefer the butter’s flavor.