RECIPES - Sweets - Nankhatai (Indian Shortbread)

Nankhatais are bite-sized biscuits that are simple to prepare and even simpler to eat! The word 'naan' means bread in Persian (and Hindi!) and 'khatai' means biscuit in Afghan.
These little treats go down so well with the kids and are sometimes decorated with edible silver balls, especially around festive season. They are crumbly, buttery, soft and sweet all in just one bite.
Try out the recipe below and let us know how your nankhatais turn out!
  1. Heat oven 160C
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  3. Beat 500g Ghee with 500g Sugar till smooth and creamy
  4. Mix in 4 teaspoons rose water and 4 tablespoons almond meal
  5. Slowly add 250g semolina and continue beating till mixed well.  
  6. Add 1 teaspoon ajwain (carom seed), which is optional
  7. Now sift in 500g plain flour
  8. Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the lined baking tray
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden-brown.

Nankatai Biscuits