Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pista Nankhatai

It been a very long time since i baked cookies. After baking these yummy Nankhatai's ,I wanted to try out different flavours.I came across this Nankhatai from and i could not resist baking it:-)


All purpose flour 1 cup

Powdered sugar 1/2 cup +1 TBSP

Cardamom powder 1/2Tsp

Baking soda 3/4 tsp

Pistachios(Finely chopped) 1/4 Cup

Salt A pinch

Ghee (Clarified Butter) 6-7 Tbsp( or as required for kneading)


Seive the flour and the Baking soda in a bowl

Add the powdered sugar, cardamom powder, chopped pista to this

Add the ghee 1 Tbsp at time and mix till the mixture resembles crumbs(I needed 5 Tbsp for this stage)

Add Another 2 tbsp of ghee and knead it softly to form a smooth dough.

Preheat the oven at 180C
Grease a baking tray . Make small balls from this dough and slightly flatten it.
Arrange them in a baking tray slightly apart from each other

Bake for 15 minutes or till the nankhatais turn a little brown on the sides

Cool them on the tray itself
Enjoy the crunchy melty Nankhatais or store them in air tight containers :-)

Sending this to PRIYA'S Bokmarked recipe co-hosted by AIPI

These yummy delights also find their way to CHAMPA'S BAKE OFF EVENT