Post published on March 18, 2021 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute




This year rakshabandhan came late because of covid19. Every year I try to bring something special for my brothers to celebrate Rakshabandhan.This year I made Flavored Nankhatais and it was a big hit. I was over the moon as my brothers and bhabhis enjoyed every bite of these delicious cookies. These cookies made with desi ghee will melt in your mouth and each bite will remind you of India. The recipe is very easy to follow and is pantry friendly. It requires minimum time to bake and I promise it’s a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 16 pieces


  • 1 cup maida All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour chana no lot
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp semolina rava
  • 1/2 cup melted ghee
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp of cardamomm powder elaichi
  • chopped nuts to garnish


  • Form a hard dough using all the ingredients except nuts and make it into peda shape with little finger space in middle. Garnish with nuts in the finger space
  • Bake in preheated convection oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 26 minutes or till they turn slightly golden brown from top.
  • If regular oven then bake at 350 deg Fahrenheit for 40 minutes
  • Let it cool and you can store in airtight container for few weeks


Rose Nankhatai
Use same recipe (original Nankhatai) and add red food color 12 drops and 2 tsp rose water
Garnish with rose petals after the Nankhatai are completely baked.
Chocolate Nankhatai
Use same recipe (original Nankhatai) and add 2 tsp of cocoa powder and can garnish with chocolate shavings once it’s completely baked.
Keyword Jain, Kid-friendly