The soft crumbly nankhatai brings back many a fond memory. The word 'Nankhatai' comes from the Persian word 'Nan' meaning bread and 'Khatai' probably comes from 'Catai' or 'Cathay', the older name for China. Thus, translating as 'Bread of Cathay'. Below is a simple recipe to make some of these Indian shortbread cookies at home, in under 30 minutes! Hope you enjoy it!

1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Clarified Butter
1/4 cup Condensed Milk
4-5 Cardamom, powdered

1. Mix all the above ingredients and prepare a dough.
2. Make small balls and put them on the baking sheet.
3. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees and bake for 20-25 mins. Don't let them brown in the oven, as the color changes once the biscuits cool down.

Enjoy your homemade Nankhatai's! Do comment and let me know how they turned out! 

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Published by Ruchita Sarawgi