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Recipe: Mum's Nankhatai (Indian Butter Cookies) by Denika

Recipe: Mum's Nankhatai (Indian Butter Cookies) by Denika
February 19, 2019 No comments

Mum's NANKHATAI (Indian Butter Cookies)

Courtesy of Denika Veerasamy, Winner of the Banks Youth Day Cook Off, 2018


1 cup ghee

1 cup Castor Sugar

¼ teaspoon Bicarb

Pinch of Nutmeg

1 teaspoon Elachi Powder

¾ cup Chana Flour (Gram Flour)

Approx 2 to 2.5 cups of cake flour


Beat sugar and ghee until Light and Creamy.

Add in Bi-Carb, nutmeg, elachi

Sift the Chana Flour-twice

Sift the cake flour.

Then add to sugar mixture to bind, adding the flour to make a soft dough.

Roll into a ball on the palms of your hand so that it is smooth. Place on baking tray and use a knife to make a cross indent on the top. Place an almond or dust as required.

Bake at 180 degree for approx. 15mins-20mins, check regularly - depends on your oven.

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