Nankhatai is a delicious Indian spiced eggless cookie that is made with a combination of flours, spiced with cardamom powder and bound along with ghee and yogurt. The softness of the cookie comes from the added yogurt and the ghee. You can optionally substitute the ghee with 3/4 cup of chilled butter, finely chopped.
Nankhatai – It is believed to have originated in a bakery in Surat when the Dutch had occupied it, serving the populace of Dutch living there. When the Dutch were leaving in the 1600s, the bakery was handed over to an Persian man who continued baking bread, but the demand for it reduced.
So he sold hard and old bread, which turned out popular because it lasted longer. This crispy bread was known as Irani Biscuit. In its wake, the famous Nankhatai biscuit came with its rich and crunchy textures which was more suitable to the Gujarati population as it was eggless.
Serve Nankhatai along with hot Masala Chai for your tea time break.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Cookie recipes such as
- Eggless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes
- Oatmeal Cherry Cookies Recipe
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe