Rose and Cardamon Nankhatai


Rose and Cardamon Nankhatai

Nankhatai is the Indian Eggless Shortbread cookies. They are popularly known as Bakery Butter biscuits in the South. These melt in mouth cookies are usually made with Shortening/Dalda which makes it quite unhealthy 🙂 But it is also true that it tastes so good that you crave them even in odd hours. This version of mine tastes very close to the bakery butter biscuits we get in India I think it is mainly because of the cardamon and rose. Do give it a shot and let me know if it helped you to recreate child memories just like it did to me.


1 cup All purpose flour/maida
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar or 1/2 cup fine granulated sugar (See notes)
pinch of baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp dried rose petals
4 cardamon pods crushed (see notes)
1/2 – 1 1/2 tsp Rose water or 1/8 tsp Rose Extract/Essence

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