Recipe : How to Make Besan Nankhatai


Nankhatai is a traditional delicious cookie recipe prepared in North India. An easy-to-make dish that you can prepare with simple ingredients present in your kitchen. Besan Nankhatai is a truly amazing snack recipe and is cooked using besan (gram flour), wholemeal flour, ghee, powdered sugar and baking powder; it is best enjoyed with a cup of hot tea or coffee. A healthy cookie recipe which is baked in air fryer, this delectable snack is prepared without using refined flour. These Indian biscuit looks crispy on outside but is too soft to bite that it will melt in your mouth. You can prepare these cookies on occasions like game nights and kitty parties, people will enjoy it for sure! Try this simple recipe at home!

-3/4 cup gram flour (besan)
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1/3 cup ghee
-1 pinch salt
-1/4 cup wholemeal flour
-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
-2 green cardamom

For Garnishing
10 almonds

How to make Besan Nankhatai
Step 1 : Take out the cardamom seeds and with the help of pestle and mortar, crush the seeds to a powder. You can also make the powder in a mixer jar. Next, take a bowl and mix powdered sugar along with green cardamom powder and mix well. Then add ghee in the bowl and mix until creamy. After preparing this creamy sugar mixture, in a different bowl, sieve the wholemeal or whole wheat flour, gram flour (besan), salt, and baking powder together.

Step 2: Take a dough-kneading plate and add the flour mixture along with the creamy sugar and knead to form a smooth dough. Make small balls of this dough and garnish with few sliced almonds on top of each nankhatai.

Step 3: Bake these prepared nankhatais in a pre-heated air fryer at 160 degrees for about 8 minutes. Cool down completely and store in an airtight container.