Whole wheat nankhatai

Whole wheat nankhatai

Meenakshy Ramachandran


  1. 250 g whole wheat flour
  2. 2 tbsp besan
  3. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 2/3 cup sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  6. 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 70 g butter
  8. 2 tbsp milk


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    Powder sugar and nutmeg.

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    Mix whole wheat flour, besan and baking soda.

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    Add the powdered sugar and nutmeg powder mixture and cardamom powder.

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    Add cold butter and prepare a crumbled mixture.

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    Add milk and mix with your fingers till everything is in the form of a dough.

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    Do not knead the dough.

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    Grease a baking tray with ghee. Prepare small balls out of it by pinching out a little dough and rolling slightly. Press slightly each ball.

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    Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for around 20 minutes till the bottom part of the biscuits turn brown.

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    Allow the biscuits to cool. The biscuits become firm on cooling down. Hence do not overbake.

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    Store in an airtight container and serve with tea.

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