The Indian Cookie, Atta Nankhatai Recipe

Atta Nankhatai
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Mostly, nankhatai is made of either maida or suji, but people prefer healthy sweets these days, so this is whole wheat nankhatai recipe.

The texture of whole wheat nankhatai is nothing different from the regular nan khatai, it is crunchy, sweet with a hint of salty taste, and above all, it melts in the mouth.

Nankhatai is one of those sweets that can be enjoyed as a snack, too, at tea time, just like any other cookies.

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People usually prefer to prepare nankhatai at times of festive seasons, but since these are healthy because they are cooked using whole wheat flour, they can be enjoyed at any time without worrying about your health.

Per serving of Nankhatai contains 90 kcal:

  • Carbohydrates: 8.8g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Potassium: 18mg
  • Fiber: 1.1g Sugar: 3g
Prepare time: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready in: 40 mins

Ingredients For Nankhatai

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  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • 6 tablespoons Ghee (Clarified butter) in the semi-solid form
  • ⅓ cup Powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Milk


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  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Then, line a baking tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. You can also lightly grease it with butter or ghee.
  4. Now, take whole wheat flour, baking powder, and cardamom powder in a bowl.
  5. Mix them well with the help of a whisk or a spoon.
  6. Take another bowl, and add take ghee.
  7. Ensure that ghee is in semi-solid form, not fully melted.
  8. Now add powdered sugar to it.
  9. Beat it using a wired whisk till it is smooth, creamy, and light.
  10. Next, add the prepared flour mixture.
  11. Now using a spatula, mix it well.
  12. It will start to look crumbly.
  13. Now add milk, start with a half tablespoon.
  14. Start mixing it, using your hands.
  15. if needed, you can use more milk
  16. Add only enough milk, so it comes together like dough.
  17. Now shape it like balls and then flatten it slightly.
  18. Finally, bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the tray itself.
  19. Then remove them on a cooling rack and let them cool down completely.

Nankhatai recipe is ready to serve. Serve with tea or coffee and enjoy in the evening.