Monday, July 30, 2012

Nankhatai / Eggless Indian Cookies

When I announced the event, Dish name starts with N, the first dish that came to my mind is Nankhatai and others being Nutella recipes... So today we will see the Nankhatai and in the coming posts, we will see some Nutella recipes...While browsing for the Nankhatai recipe, I came across recipes which was calling for different ingredients in each recipe... So I called to my North Indian friend, to check with the recipe and decided to go with it... Here is the recipe...

  • All purpose flour/Maida - 2 cups
  • Ravai/Sooji/Semoline - 2 tsp
  • Cardamom crushed - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1 cup/1 stick (I used salted at room temperature)
  • Sugar - 1.5 cups
  • Pistachios - crushed
  • Preheat the oven to 150 deg Celcious.
  • Add the Maida in a bowl.

  • To this add the rawa, cardamom, baking soda.

  • Mix/Sift them well.

  • Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.

  • Add the butter-sugar mix to the Mixed flour or vice versa.

  • Mix well to form a dough.

  • Take small portions of the dough and arrange it in the baking tray with gaps inbetween.
  • Make small cuts in the top of the balls and just put some crushed pistachios and press gently.

  • Repeat the process for all balls.

  • Now keep in oven for 20 to 25 min in the middle rack.
  • When they slightly start changing its colour, take out from oven and allow to cool for 5 min.

  • Serve the Nankhatai is a bowl or plate.
  • Can be preserved if kept in a airtight container. But mine got over by the same day.


  • Instead of salted butter, you can go for unsalted butter. Since I like little salty taste in biscuits, I went with salted butter.
  • If the dough becomes dry, add little lukewarm milk and make a soft dough.
  • The other recipes called in
                  1). addition of 2 tsp of gram flour to the above recipe
                   2). 1 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup wheat flour instead 2 cups of  APF.
                   3). 2 cups APF, baking soda and cardamom powder alone and no rawa.

So you may try any of the version and let me know ur comments.

This goes to the following events
My event: Dish name starts with N
Bake fest by Vardhini and pumpkin form
Favorite recipe: Cookies by Swathi
Cookie Mela by Srivalli
Lets Party: Go bake it by Surabhi

36 lovely comments:


wow looks yummy and tempting cookies .....

tempting nankhatai....ur step by pics...makes it easy to follow....sure to try....


Perfectly baked cookies..

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Sangeetha Nambi

Perfect tea time snacker...

Vimitha Durai

Crunchy n yummy cookies... Nice clicks...

Ganga Sreekanth

Deliciously prepared.

Jeyashris Kitchen

I wanted to try this out for a long time but the butter which we use in this recipe make me scary.Beautifully baked and very much tempting too

Rashida Shaikh

I'm bookmarking it...lovely clicks.


looks absolutely delicious..


Very yummy n crispy cookies.

Shama Nagarajan

delicious inviting !!!


very tempting and inviting clicks..


Super tempting!!!!! Thanks for the recipe..

Ana Regalado

That cookies look delicious ! I love the pistachio topping , besides adding crunch , it also adds a gorgeous color to the cookies :D


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Hi Akhila, nankhatai looks so perfect and delicious.....thanks for sharing this.......

Divya A

I can see how crispy it is nice click :) Awesome dear!!

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Baked to perfection Akila..Iyengar bakery madhiri irukku..Sooper

Santosh Bangar

yummy inviting

Suja Manoj

Super tempting,cookies


Looks crunchy and delicious.. love your step by step presentation!!


delicious cookies....will try this...thanks for sharing :)


looks so perfect and nice clicks...

Menaga Sathia

It looks so perfect...bookmarked it!!


Flavorful nankhatai,perfect baked!!
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wow perfectly made nankhatai,luks too gud...


looks so tempting! wonderful breakfast!


Looks perfectly baked! Lovely toppings...


Perfect, I too make it but dont add rava..

Jayanthy Kumaran

this is another must try dish for me..fabulous..
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Jayanthy Kumaran

this is another must try dish for me..fabulous..
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Yummy and perfect Nankhatai..
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Your cookies looks perfect and delicious. I like that ground nuts on the top.
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Wow!! Perfectly made nankatai!! Looks so tempting!!


Perfect nankhatais. You have done a fantastic job.

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