Friday, 17 February 2012


Nankhatai is the famous eggless Indian cookie.Anyone who has tasted nankhatai will agree with me that it is one of the most tastiest cookies..This is a very easy recipe for beginners like me in cookie making.So go ahead and enjoy these beautiful home-made cookies at tea-time or just anytime :-)

Ingredients -
all purpose flour(maida)-1 cup
caster sugar(powdered sugar)-1/2 cup
ghee-1/2 cup
baking powder-a pinch

Method -
Mix the maida and baking powder.
Beat the sugar and ghee well.
Now put in the maida little by little into the sugar-ghee mixture.
Mix it till a dough is formed.
Keep this dough aside for about 30min.
Preheat the microwave to 180deg.
Make small balls out of the dough.
Grease the glass plate with ghee and place the balls keeping some distance between each of them.
Set the convection option of microwave for about 20min.
Once done you will notice some cracks appear over the surface of the cookies.
Let them cool and then store in an air-tight container.
This recipe makes around 9-10 nankhatais.


  1. I tried this recipe. Added a little besan along with the maida. My husband loved it.

  2. yes..some people use a combination of maida,besan and sooji to make nankhatais

  3. It looks so so tempting, I am making it this weekend :D
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  4. What would be the temperature

  5. It became a little hard not so soft