Tuesday, July 14, 2009



1. Sooji(semolina) 1/3 cup
2. Maida 1/3 cup
3. Gram flour 1/3 cup
4. Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
5. Sugar 1/2 cup
6. Butter a little less than 1/2 cup
7. Baking soda a pinch
8. Dryfruits of your choice


1. Preheat the oven at 375 F
2. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients except for sugar. Mix everything very well
3. Now add sugar to the butter, butter should be in room temperature not melted.
4. Mix the sugar and butter well for 5-10 mintues untill it becomes light and sugar completly mixes in it.
5. Mix this sugar and butter with the dry flour and knead into a dough. the dough will be a little soft.
6. Make equal sized balls from the batter and flatten them a little and garnish with finely chopped dry fruits. Press them a little so that they dont come out while baking.
7. Arrange all the nankhatai on the cookie sheet or whichever baking pan you are using and bake it for 12-13 minutes.

8. Check the colour it should be a light golden brown, now remove them gently and let it cool for a good 50-10 mintues until it is firm, if you try to disturb them immediately they will break.
Let it settle and then you can enjoy your home made Nankhatai.

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