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Nankhatai / Indian Butter Cookie

 Hi Friends,
          Nankhatai is rich,melt-in-your mouth cookies are a delicious tea-time treat.Or for that matter,a perfect anytime treat.Commonly known as nankhatai biscuits.These are easy and quick to make.All you need is flour,sugar,salt,baking soda and cardamom powder.Just toss everyting into a bowl,mix with your fingers,roll into balls,flatten bake.Super easy.This is my husband favorite.Today i am sharing this with u guys.

All Purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Ghee / Butter-1 stick
Baking Soda-1/4 tsp
Salt-1 pinch
Cardamom powder-1 tsp (optional)

Almond and Pistachios crush powder- 3 tbsp
Almonds-5 nos
Pistachios-5 nos
Cashews-3 nos


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.
Grease pr line baking shet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
In a bowl mix flour,baking soda,salt,cardamom powder mix well.Keep it aside.

Melt the ghee or butter in a bowl.
 Now add the melted ghee and mix until it forms a smooth ball of dough .(Don't add water or milk,You may need to add an additional 1-2 tbsp of ghee if the dough looks too crumbly).
Roll dough into balls and using your palms,slightly flatten each into a disc and arrange on cookie sheet.
Press a piece of cashew,pistachio,almond on top.dip the dough in nuts powder on top.
For nut powder almond and pistachio  put in mix jar crush it 1 time.

Back at 300 degrees F for 20 to 22 mins (until bottom of cookie turns light golden brown.
Let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.

Store airtight in box.


Sushma Mallya

looks fantastic,just loved the idea of dipping the biscuit dough into the crushed nuts, very yummy looking biscuits divya..loved your version as well

Indian Khana

Wow looks yummy...lovely pics


Nankathai look very delicious Divya.Nicely preasented.


Nankhatai looks really yummy.

Treat and Trick

Looks perfect dear, thanks for sharing....


Life is beautiful !!!

I am going to try them soon. Looks lovely :)


Divya, I have bookmarked it, they look super scrumptious. I am definitely going to try them out :)

Priya Suresh

Cute and beautiful nankhattais..


hey wow such a nice yummy cookies...loved it a lot...
You have already got those awrds but i still wanna share my awrds with you for all the encouragemnt and all.... So please do accept them as a kind of thanku...


Nankhatai look delicious I made some not long ago but recipe was different to yours.Next time will try your version.They look delectable.


Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

Crispy n delicious naankhatais ):


Lovely nankhatais...Thats an easy recipe to try.Thanks for sharing, Divya..


mmm. nankhatai looks fantabulous. Nice step by step pictures.

Thanks for dropping by and thank you so much for your nice words about my blog and thank you for following. I added your blog to my blogroll.

Btw, are you from Andhra? I see lots of yummy telugu recipes on your blog. I am from Andhra too!! Dibba rotti looks so good.


This has been in my "to do" list for a long time..Love u'r cookies


we love nankahtai..next time I'll use your recipe..looks so tempting!

Guna's kitchen

i really love dis cookies.. i tried them,failed.thnx for sharing...


Butter cookies looks great divya,loved the presentation.Definitely a melt in the mouth ,inviting pic.


Wonderful step by step method

Hamaree Rasoi

Wow Divya your recipe sounds so simple and the outcome is fantastic. Bookmarked!! Crispy naankhatais.
Hamaree Rasoi

Preeti Kashyap

Bookmarked! Looks yummy!

Aps Kitchen

Yummy Nan khatai...... :)
esp those pistachi rolled...
nd thnx for ur comment will visit u here on :)

Aps Kitchen

Yummy Nan khatai...... :)
esp those pistachi rolled...
nd thnx for ur comment will visit u here on :)


Super!!! nice presentation,send some cookies for me pls..


Bookmarked .What a beautiful nankhattai


These look so pretty and delicious. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

this sound nice.


Nankhatai looks perfect dear came out very well dear.


Nankhatai looks perfect dear came out very well dear.

Nithu Bala

Wow.Divya, yum..yum..yumm..send me dear,

Home Cooked Oriya Food

i love the nankhatai...


love nankhatai..thank so much for sharing ....so tempting...if only there was smellavision


Dear Friends,
Thank U all for your lovely comments...;)Hope you having a wonderful time...!Take care n Keep smiling...:

Padhu Sankar

Nankhatai looks fantastic .I admire your patience and also your step by step pics

the Junkie book

i lovveee nankatai! thank you for sharing. and i'm flaggin this recipe!


Indian shortbread. Never tried this and unfortunately I didn't see it when I was in India. Thanks for the recipe


it looks great


it looks great


thank u..


This is prefect home made biscuits for my children..thanks for sharing!!

horny goat weed


Cute cookies with nice presentation..


hi could u tell us how much ghee ghee does nt comes in stick


hi can u tell us ghee s amount coz ghww does nt come in stick


hi, thank you for your recipe..... i tried it yesterday and it was awesome....


i divya,
i viewed ur recipes fr first time today, quite interesting.cookies appears yummy.. Is aluminium foil or parchment paper necessary for baking cookies? plz reply


Hi Supriya,Yes its better use aluminium foil or parchment after baking u don't need to clean the tray.without foil or parchment paper u can bake the cookies...try an te;; me how it came.Thank u.


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