Wednesday, December 3, 2008



1 cup ghee/melted butter/vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups maida (flour)
2 pinches of cardamom
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda bi-carb
Halved pistachios for garnish


In a deep dish - add the ghee and sugar and mix well. The sugar should melt completely. Then add the flour, baking powder, soda bi-carb and cardamom and mix well. It should look like a pizza dough (not sticky though). Do not add any water. Once you get soft dough - make small balls and flatten in your palm (just like a peda). Press a pistachio half on the top of the nankatai and then place it on a greased cookie sheet, 1/2 inch apart from each other. Place the cookie sheet in the over which is pre-heated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes. The nakatais should be golden in color to be ready.

This will yield about 25 to 30 nankatai's


Happy cook said...

I love nankatai. Nice addition of adding the nut, it give colour to the center

Sagari said...

lovely biscuits samta

Sangeeta said...

ummm ummmm good :) nankatais for me means it's christmas.. my mom makes it for christmas sweets.

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