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Nankhatai Or Nan Khatai - Indian Cookie

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Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  Wheat flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Plain flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Semolina 1 Tablespoon
  Chickpea flour 1 Tablespoon (Gram flour)
  Ground almond 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon, freshly ground
  Nutmeg powder 1 Pinch, freshly ground
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Wet ingredients
  Softened unsalted butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Warm milk 2 Tablespoon (Use as required to knead the dough)
For the garnish
  Slivered almonds 1 Tablespoon
  Slivered pistachios 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

MAKING
2. In a bowl, add the wheat flour, plain flour, semolina, gram flour, ground almond (with the skin), baking powder, freshly ground cardamom and nutmeg powder. Add sugar as well and combine all the ingredients well.
3. Add softened unsalted butter at room temperature and mix to combine with the other dry ingredients.
4. Gradually add warm milk a little at a time (1 tablespoon at a time) to knead the mixture to a soft ball of dough.
5. Once kneaded, take small portions of the dough and roll into small balls and line into a cookie baking tray.
6. Place a slivered almond and pistachio on top of each of the lined balls.
7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes at 350 F. When the bottom of the nankhatais are browned, flip them and continue to bake.
8. After 8 minutes, bring down the temperature and bake again for about 10 to 15 minutes at 200 F.

SERVING
9. Serve the nankhatai as a snack at tea time.

Things You Will Need
1. Cooking baking tray

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Flour
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8
If you're looking for the recipe of Indian cookies, then try out these nankhatai. Chef Bhavna uses wheat flour as well as Plain flour for making them. They are so delicious. Do try out this recipe and don't forget to watch the video.

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