By: Prasanna| Published: 10:06:00 AM

This post is an update of the Nankatai pictures and recipe!

My loved cookie since childhood...Nankatai!!

I have fond memories attached to this cookie. Every year, during school holidays I used to stay at my aunts place in Panaji and she used to pamper me with all kind of goodies, fish varieties :)

She used to bring me this Nankatai from Cafe Central, which is a very famous bakery/shop located in heart of Panaji. Their products are to die for...its a must to try if you are in Panajim!!
So, if you visit Goa , do visit this awesome place and try their Patties,cookies,cakes and other stuff which is super good!!

I used to wonder how they make such wonderful and melt in your mouth cookies. Always wanted to recreate that magic and I finally got that wonderful taste recreated!
I did multiple modifications to my original recipe of Nankatai which I had posted,just as an attempt to get it better than before.

Do try this recipe ,super easy,very basic and less ingredients and awesome outcome!

Nankatai Narayankatar cookies Indian vegetarian melt in mouth

Nankatai Narayankatar cookies Indian vegetarian melt in mouth

  • 1/2 Cup Ghee/Clarified Butter,not melted but flowing and thicker consistency
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Maida / All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3rd Cup Gram Flour / Besan
  • A pinch Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder

  • Preheat the oven at 350F or 180C.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the ghee and sugar.
  • Make sure the ghee is not fully melted or liquidy not it's to be scooped out.
  • The right consistency of the ghee in this recipe is that its flowing but thicker.
  • Beat for a minute so that sugar is dissolved.
  • Sieve the maida and besan once.
  • Add flour mixture,salt and cardamom powder to the ghee mixture.
  • Mix well. 
  • No need to knead the flour.
  • Just mix the dough with light hands.
  • Keep aside the dough for 10 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Pinch small dough balls ,roll them lightly on your palm.
  • Make any design you prefer on cookie.
  • Bake them for 20-25 minutes.
  • Keep checking the cookies periodically so that they should not get burnt.
  • Let them cool on cooling rack.
  • Enjoy with a sip of tea!

    Nankatai Narayankatar cookies Indian vegetarian melt in mouth

    Nankatai Narayankatar cookies Indian vegetarian melt in mouth

    • In this recipe there is no soda used.
    • No need knead the dough. Just mix it with soft hands.

    Enjoy Eating!!

    Hi, I'm Prasanna!

    I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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