What is Nankhatai?
Nankhatai is a traditional Indian cookie that use just a handful of ingredients to perfectly pair with your hot cuppa chai. It literally melts in your mouth. That one bite will want you coming back for so much more. Heavenly…
It’s a crowd pleaser whether you’re at a festival or at home. Oh, and I really think they make the perfect wedding favours. These delicious cookies are dangerously addictive with their melt-in-the-mouth texture and the perfect crisp looking cracks. Yes, they look so good too.
Did you know that Nankhatai comes from the Persian word Nan meaning bread and dari Persian word khatai meaning biscuits. If you were to do further research, one would come to realise that nankhatai has been adapted to individual taste through the ages. I’ve found that my mums recipe particularly, get the most attention.
Research shows that Nankhatai were baked first In India in the 16th century, the time when Dutch and Indians were the important spice traders, by a Dutch couple living in Surat, who opened a bakery, to meet the needs of local dutch residents. When they left, they handed the bakery to an Iranian.
What are the Ingredients?
Ingredients: Plain flour, Egg yolk, Caster sugar, Bicarbonate of soda, Baking powder, Homemade butter ghee, Elachi (cardamom) powder, Nutmeg powder.
- Freshly made to order, so they will always be fresh to enjoy when you receive them.
- Stored in an airtight container.
- Made in a sanitized environment.
- Eat within 4 weeks.