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A popular indian cookie

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Ingredients vegetarian 20 servings

    • 1/4 kg margarine
    • 1/4 kg ghee
    • 5 cups of white flour
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tsps Baking powder
    • 2 tbsps Sooji
    • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder


    1. Preheat oven .
    2. Mix all the ingredients except flour in a cake mixer untill smooth.
    3. Sieve the flour in dish  and pour the mixture in it,knead well  to a smooth dough.
    4. Make small balls of the dough and flatten slightly with palm.
    5. Decorate in the center with a piece of almond or cashew or you can even dot it with orange food colour mixed in a little water.
    6. Bake in a moderate heat untill golden brown.



    fatma of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania Dear Lady, I appreciate your massive recipe contribution in Khanakhazana and some of those recipes which I have tried. Without meaning to offend, I would suggest that it will help to turn out tastier preparations, if you present the ingredients in precise measures by weight. For example, a cup is not a universal measure. Even standard cups come in two sizes by Volume, namely, 150 ml and 250 ml. Besides, ingredients(even liquids) need to be given by weight measure. As queried by other people also, oven temperature should be mentioned in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. "moderate heat" is not a measure. Again, mentioning baking time at a given temperature is very important. Thus, if you can spare us the experimentation, it will avoid wastage of time and food items. I believe that using margarine and ghee 50:50 is meant to be an economy measure, because ghee is much costlier. However, margarine is a water and oil emulsion and could be 50:50. The water can make the nankhatai hard. Can ghee alone be used; and how much? If you could kindly clarify the above points, I shall be able to try my hand at your recipe. Regards.


    not necessary to add egg in naankhatai,u can make dis without egg also and it is too good

    bharat vakharia

    we r vegeterian so i dont use egg in nankhatai so i want recipe of nankhatai withot egg. and yr pani puri's recipe that i prepared but puri s r made soft so i want to know about this

    Husaina Champsi

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. I tried this recipe and they came out great. Ahsante.


    i wanted to know whats margarine? Can u please tell if there is no oven how can u prepare nankatai



    Hi Arti! I am delighted to know that you liked my recipe and you want to launch on commercial basis..Wishing you sucess! Reagrding your questions..1. no you cant bake in microwave oven...2..Keep heat on medium..and it depends from oven to oven also...3..No dont pour in moulds ,,you wont get the shape of NANKHATAI in moulds,,try rolling out and cutting with biscuit may help you ..ALL THE BEST!


    I have two questions here as I would launch this great Indian Cookie on a Commercial Basis. 1. Can the same be made in a Microwave Oven 2. In a Commercial Electric Baking Oven what is the Temp at which the Baking should take place. 3. Can we use moulds to pour the Dough as in large quantities doing the same by hand will be cumbersome.


    what u mean by margarine



    Hi farah...bake them on medium temperature....preheat it!



    kindly tell me the temperature of oven to bake it


    ple. u can send dish like cake, harabra kabab , & more in hindi



    Hi ,i made nankhatai without eggs, i reduced the amount of flour,it turned out too good.


    what can we use instead of eggs in nankhatai



    hey i 2 wanna knw how do i go abt it in MICRWAVE OVEN,


    i have a m/w oven.pls let me know the temp & time setting to preheat,bake nankhatai



    Hi Poonam. Actually i hvnt made them without eggs,but i think u can increase the amount of fat to soften the dough.Please dont add water or milk, it will spoil the texture.ALL THE BEST.


    what can we use insteadof eggs in nankhatai