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Recipe For Perfect Nankhatai

Nankhatai is a shortbread cookie that is popular in India and Pakistan. They are made with flour, sugar, ghee, butter, baking powder or soda. Nankhatai is often flavoured with cardamom, cloves, or nutmeg. These delicious cookies are perfect for any occasion and relatively easy to make at home. Here, we will give you a step-by-step guide on how to make nankhatai, as well as some tips and tricks to help you get the perfect results every time.

Recipe Of Nankhtai

Read below to make these delicious cookies real quick. 

Ingredients list:

  • 1 cup of maida
  • ½ a cup of ghee
  • ½ a cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/8 a teaspoon of baking powder

Wonderchef Products Used:

A Wonderchef Oven Toaster Grill was used for the making of this dish and is advised for doing so.

Recipe, Step-by-Step:

Step 1: Add the powdered sugar and ghee to a bowl and whisk them. Only stop whisking once the mixture turns foamy and white. 

Step 2: Next, add maida to the bowl. Add baking powder to the bowl, and mix them by hand until it is doughy.

Step 3: Bring out the oven tray, and place butter paper on top of it. Take a piece of the dough and make round balls out of them, to place each on top of the butter paper. Once done, use a knife to make a cross mark on all of the balls.

Step 4: Set the tray inside the oven. Set the oven on the bottom grill, and keep the temperature at 200 Degrees Celsius. Set the timer for 5 minutes.

Step 5: After the timer is complete, set the oven for 10 minutes at 150 Degrees.

Step 6: Bring them out of the oven and serve them warm and fresh.

Nankhatai variations

There are many different ways to enjoy nankhatai, and each person has their own favourite recipe. Here are just a few of the most popular variations:

  • Nankhatai with chocolate chips: This variation is made by adding chocolate chips to the batter before baking.
  • Nankhatai with nuts: This variation is made by adding chopped nuts to the batter before baking.
  • Nankhatai with raisins: This variation is made by adding raisins to the batter before baking.
  • Nankhatai with spices: This variation is made by adding ground spices such as cardamom, cloves, or nutmeg to the batter before baking.


Nankhatai is a type of Indian shortbread cookie that is popular in many parts of the country. They are often made with different types of flour, including chickpea flour, and are flavoured with cardamom and other spices. Nankhatai is usually served with tea or coffee, and they can also be enjoyed as a snack. If you’re looking to try something new, give nankhatai a try – you won’t be disappointed!

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