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
- 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
- 1/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1 cup Ghee
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.