11th June 2021

Pista Elaichi Nankhatai

Pista Elaichi Nankhatai

Easy to make Pista Elaichi Nankhatai (an Indian shortbread cookie flavoured with cardamom and topped with pistachios). The recipe uses few ingredients and pure ghee and is quick and effortless to make. Kids will love these preservative and additive free cookies.

Yield: 20 cookies

Prep. Time: 10 Mins + refrigeration

Baking Time: 20 Mins

Ingredients:

  • Maida [APF] – 1 cup
  • Besan [Gram Flour] – ½ cup (sieved)
  • Chiroti Rava [Fine semolina] – ¼ cup
  • Powdered Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Pure Ghee [Clarified Butter] – ½ cup
  • Soda-bi-carb – ½ tsp.
  • Pictachios – 10 to 12 (sliced or chopped fine)
  • Salt – a small pinch

Step 1:     Take all the dry ingredients, except the pistachios, in a parat / taat and mix it well.

Making of Pista Elaichi Nankhatai

Step 2:     Add the ghee (at room temperature) and make a dough (do not knead too much).

Making of Pista Elaichi Nankhatai
Making of Pista Elaichi Nankhatai

Step 3:     Transfer the dough to a bowl and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for an hour.

Step 4:     Grease a baking tray and line it with parchment paper. Set your oven to pre-heat at 150° c.

Step 5:     Take small quantities of the dough and make small lime sized balls and place on the tray lined with parchment paper. Leave space in between as in the picture. Top the balls with the sliced / chopped pista.

Making of Pista Elaichi Nankhatai
Making of Pista Elaichi Nankhatai

Step 6:     Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes at 150° c. Later, remove from the oven, cool and store in an airtight container or have a go at it right away.

Pista Elaichi Nankhatai
Pista Elaichi Nankhatai

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