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whole wheat nankhatai recipe

Whole wheat nankhatai

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 cookies
Author Sravanthi


  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon ghee
  • 3 teaspoon sooji
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon cardamom powder
  • cashews for topping


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add sooji ravva.
  • Take a sieve and add whole wheat flour to it.
  • Add powdered sugar to the sieve. I have used unbleached cane sugar and hence the color is not white.
  • Now add baking soda, salt, and cardamom powder to it.
  • Sift everything into the mixing bowl which has sooji rava. You can add cardamom powder to sifted ingredients as well.
  • Now add semi-solid ghee to the flour mixture.
  • Mix everything so that smooth dough is formed. If required add one more tablespoon of ghee. Do not knead, just mix with light hands so that dough is formed. 
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized portions and roll them into balls.
  • Top it with cashew and flatten them little. This is optional and you can use other nuts of your choice.
  • Bake in preheated oven for around 15 to 20 min at 175 degrees C.
  • Once done, transfer them to wire rack and can be stored in an airtight container once cooled.


Baking time depends on oven capacity and the number of cookies baked. So just watch at around 15 minutes. If they are slightly brown on top, remove them from the oven. Even after removing from the oven, they cook a little bit.