Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nankhatai....Cardamom Flavored Eggless Cookies

Holiday Season is here.......I just love this time of the year when you can see decorations everywhere. Everything is in the festive mood. Everything becomes bright colored and sparkling. You can see decorations and fairy lights all around. Even if you don't celebrate this festive season its very hard not to get enticed from these lights and decorations.

A light breeze of cold air, foggy mornings, warmth of the woolen clothes, fragrance of hot coffee are the things which we can enjoy at this time of the year. 

Baking is my way of celebrating festive season. The aroma of freshly baked cookies and cakes embarks holidays. This time I was very eager to bake a very basic cardamom flavored cookie which is also known as "Nankhatai" in India.

These cookies are very simple to make and require very few ingredients which we always have at our home. So, whenever you crave for some homemade cookies try them out. I can assure once you make and store it you can't keep yourself away from these goodies.

Here's the recipe:


1. All purpose flour (Maida): 1 cup
2. Butter (at room temp): 1 stick (113 gms or 4 oz)
3. Sugar (powdered): 3/4 cup
4. Baking Powder: 1/4 tsp
5. Green Cardamoms (crushed): 7-8
6. Salt a pinch


1. In a mixing bowl sift all purpose flour with salt and baking powder. Keep it aside.

2. Take a separate bowl and cream the butter with powdered sugar manually or with the help of a hand blender. Add half of the crushed cardamoms to this mixture.

3. Add the sifted flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture and knead it to form a smooth dough. Rest it for 10 mins.

4. In the meanwhile preheat the oven to 375 F.

5.  Now divide the dough into equal size balls. Shape them into bite size balls. Press the balls in the middle with your finger and add a pinch of crushed cardamom on it. 

7. Line a baking tray with a parchment paper and place the cookies on it. Bake them for 15-20 mins.

8. Take out the cookies and place them on cooling rack for 10 mins.

9. Enjoy them with your evening tea or coffee.


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  1. Very nice and delicious cookies. Just loved the texture, color contrast and the taste even will be good...Will surely try this out as per your recipe as will share the feedback with u. Thank u for the share./..