Whole Wheat Nankhatai Recipe | Zeel's Kitchen
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This is a very easy recipe that you can make whenever you feel to satisfy your sugar craving.
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 10 Cookies
  • Whole wheat flour / aata – ½ cup tightly packed
  • Ghee – ¼ cup
  • Powdered sugar – ¼ cup
  • Gram flour / Besan – 1 tbsp
  • Milk powder – 1 tbsp
  • Baking powder – ⅛ tsp
  • Cooking soda – a pinch
  • Fine suji – 1 tbsp ( optional )
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Almond or pistachio flakes for garnishing
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Measure all the ingredients and keep it aside.
  2. Ghee should be at room temperature. Do not melt it.
  3. Sieve whole wheat flour, baking powder, soda, besan, fine suji, cardamom powder, and milk powder.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream ghee and powdered sugar till fluffy.
  5. You can use a hand whisk or food processor too.
  6. Now mix all the dry ingredients and gently make a tight dough.
  7. Do not over knead.
  8. Pinch out medium size 10 - 12 balls.
  9. Flatten them and arrange them into a baking tray.
  10. While arranging, leave enough space between two cookies.
  11. Garnish with some almond or pistachio flakes.
  12. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 170 degrees for 10 min.
  13. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for 15 – 20 min till the bottom turns brown.
  14. As time varies oven to oven so keep an eye after 12 – 13 min.
  15. Once done, transfer them on a wire rack.
  16. When cooled down completely, store them into an airtight container.
  17. Our delicious and healthy whole wheat Nankhatai is ready to be enjoyed with hot tea or coffee. Happy cooking!!
Baking in Microwave Convection
  1. In convection mode of microwave bake for 15 – 17 min.
Baking in Cooker
  1. Remove the whistle and gasket from the lid of the cooker.
  2. Place the cooker on the gas.
  3. Spread one bowl of salt. Close the cooker (without gasket and whistle ). Preheat it on the high flame for 10 min
  4. Place the tray or idli maker into the preheated cooker.
  5. While baking in idli baker - leave bottom tray empty. After 10 - 12 minutes rearrange the trays for even baking.
  6. Bake on a slow flame for 15 - 20 min or till baked completely.
While baking with whole wheat flour, stiffness on the dough varies from flour to flour.
If the dough is too tight add 1 tsp ghee/milk at a time.
If the dough is too soft then add 1 tbsp flour at a time.
Measure the quantity perfectly and make notes for reference in the future.
Recipe by Zeel's Kitchen at https://www.zeelskitchen.com/recipe/whole-wheat-nankhatai-recipe/