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Nankattai  is a very popular Indian tea time cookie and has the perfect crumbly melt in mouth texture. It is buttery, with the inviting fragrance of cardamon. It has been my favorite cookies and still remember those inviting and beautiful round cookies arranged in glass jars in bakeries and canteens. I had no idea that it was so simple and easy to make. ya much easy than baking a cake. It has very little ingredients and can be put together quickly. Serve this with a cup of tea and enjoy :)


All purpose flour- 1 cup
Corn starch or Rava-2tsp
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- a pinch
Salt- a pinch
Powdered sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter- one stick( 1/2 cup)
Cardamon-1/2 tsp

Mix and combine flour,corn starch,baking powder,baking soda and salt and set aside.
 In a mixing bowl combine room temperature butter and powdered sugar till it is light and fluffy. Add cardamon powder and mix well. Add the flour mixture little by little till it is well combined and one smooth ball. Cover and let it rest for half and hour.
Preheat oven to 200 degree F and line cookie sheet with butter paper. Divide the dough into small balls and roll between your palms and gently press. Bake them for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely and store in air tight container.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. wow..Super delicious aytunde..Perfect...

  2. Perfectly baked Nankhatai .....looks gr8 !

  3. These are beautiful, buttery and delicious!

  4. Looks very yummy, must be really melting in the mouth.

  5. Beautiful looking Nankhatais. Very well baked.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Looks perfect and nice :) reminds me of my college days :)

  7. They look so chubby n cute...Perfect nankattais!!

    US Masala

  8. Perfect looking nankattais..First pic nalla adipoli aayittundu..Yum Yum!!

  9. wow adipoli....ithu njan sthiram undaakunna oru itemaa....will try ur version soon

  10. Woww prefect looking and damn cute nankhattais, irresistible!

  11. who wouldn't love Nan khatai...!.perfect and droolworthy !!

  12. wow...adipoli ayittundu...kandittu kothiyavunnu...
    very perfectly baked...

  13. soft buttery n cute looking nankattis..

  14. Gorgeous looking nankattais,bookmarked.

  15. Nankattais looks delicious and perfect.

  16. Cute, crisp and plump Nankhatai, looks delicious!

  17. Looks yum n perfect the pic

  18. It sounds and looks really delicious. And with the cardamom, very hard to resist :)

  19. those looks so delicious Suja, just perfect ;)..hugs and smiles

  20. Looks very delicious....sounds new to me...shal try soon..


  21. Definitely going to try this with a cup of hot chai!

  22. wow!! wat clicks!! feel like trying out now itself!!!

  23. Looks fabulous and so very tempting !

  24. I am hearing about this for the first time.

  25. Suja,These look so inviting and so well baked to perfection.I know how good they taste with tea. My breakfast for the longest time as a kid used to be a heap of nankhtai's dipped in a cuppa tea with a spoon ready to scoop out the ones which dropped while dipping;-)

  26. I love this Indian shortbread cookies ;-)

  27. Delicious nan khatai..looks so tempting

  28. The biscuits look so perfect and smooth! NIce recipe!

  29. Lovely presentation ...very new to me..

  30. Thanks all for the encouraging comments.

  31. hopped over from chit chat - had missed this delicious cookie! Amazing dear love the presentation!

  32. Suja this remind me of childhood days... i used to love these biscuits i still do:-) bookmarked will surely try out... i am loving you blog :-) seriously

  33. Thanks Priya for sweet encouraging comment,this is my childhood favorite too,love these biscuits,please try,sure you will love it :)


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