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Munch On These Spicy Yet Delicious Cookies- Nankhatai

We Keralites are familiar with the spicy biscuits that we call Nunkat. Make these delicious biscuits at home.



Prep in: 20 minutes

Cooks in: 30 minutes

Total in: 50 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons

    rdamom (Elaichi) Powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 cup Ghee

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How to make

  • To begin making the Nankhatai Recipe, preheat the oven to 180 C. And prepare a baking sheet greased with butter or ghee.
  • In a stand mixer or a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together. Add in the wet ingredients and beat until all the ingredients come together in the form of a dough.
  • Place the dough in a cling wrap and refrigerate for about 3 hours until chill. This process is optional, but I like to do this as it makes the cookies more crunchy.
  • Divide and shape the dough into lemon size balls, you can get about 25 to 30 balls of cookies. Give a slight thumb impression in the center. Dip the balls in the crushed nuts.
  • Arrange the nankhatais in a baking sheet and place them in a preheated oven and bake until lightly golden brown for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve the delicious spiced Nankhatai along with a hot cup of chai or pack it as a snack for the kids’ lunch box. Store them in an airtight container.
  • Serve Nankhatai along with your preferred hot beverage for your tea time break.


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