Elaichi Wali Nankhatai / Best Eggless Cardamom Flavored Indian Cookies Recipe

Nankaties ( pronounced naan-kha-ties)are tiny cookies; they are one of the many traditional treats made by Indian Christians at Christmastime . The entire family is usually roped into the preparation, since each cookie needs to be individually hand rolled. Here's a easy version of this popular shortbread. Serve a platter of nankaties as an after-dinner treat, or stick a couple into a scoop of saffron ice cream.

Elaichi Wali Nankhatai / Best Eggless Cardamom Flavored Indian Cookies Recipe

Makes approximately 30 cookies.

Source:- 5 Spices, 50 dishes by Ruta Kahate.


Unsalted Butter, softened :- 3/4 Cup ( 12 Tbsp)
Confectioner's Sugar:- 1 Cup
All Purpose Flour:- 1 1/4 Cups
White Rice Flour :- 1/2 Cup
Ground almonds:- 1/4 Cup
Ground Cardamom:- 1 Tsp
Salt:- 1/4 Tsp


1) Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2) In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.

3) Stir in the flours , almonds , cardamom and salt together, and add to the creamed butter. Mix just until the dough starts to clump together.

4) Using your hands , form the dough into a smooth ball.

5) Pinch off a tablespoon-sized portion of the dough and roll in your palms to form a perfect round ball.

6) Flatten it slightly and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the dough, placing the cookies on the sheet 2 inches apart.

7) You can use a small ice cream scoop to measure out the cookie dough if you would like.

8) Bake in the middle of the oven until the edges of the cookies turn a very pale brown, 15 to 18 minutes.

9) Cool on a wire rack , and store in an air tight container .



Priya Suresh said...

Scrumptious and quite addictive cookies,love to munch some.

Divya Shivaraman said...

perfect cookies with that wonderful flavor

divya said...

Tempting clicks . Looks yummy

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious Nankatai Preety Yumm.

Santosh Bangar said...

crispy cookies are tempting

Rafeeda AR said...

such crispy nankhatais... would love to have some...

Bam's Kitchen said...

I love these little crunchy cookies. Perfect for tea time.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow wonderful nankhatais.. too good

Chitz said...

Looks perfect.. Crunchy munchy nankhatai !

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