Total Time
1hr 2mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 17 mins

Today it is my dad's 50th Birthday. Happy Birthday PAPA!! I made these as a gift for him, this being his favourite sweet(one of his top 10 favourites)! I got this recipe from my BF's mom:)!!!!!!!!!!! These are my favourite too, just can't seem to stop with one, I can have them all n yet yearn for more, these are so tasty, everyone must try this atleast once. You can serve this for

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pour the melted ghee in a bowl.
  2. Put the sugar in a mixer and grind it nicely.
  3. Add the ground sugar to the ghee.
  4. Mix with a spoon.
  5. (DO NOT USE A BEATER).
  6. Add the maida, pineapple essence and baking powder.
  7. Mix well using YOUR HANDS AND ONLY YOUR HANDS (DO NOT USE A BEATER).
  8. If the mixture is too hard, you may add a little melted ghee.
  9. Tip: The mixture should be a little looser than that of wheat flour, oil, salt and water (roti/chappati mixture).
  10. Make small round balls (nankatais') out of the mixture.
  11. Garnish each of these with 2 slices of almonds.
  12. Put in a greased baking tray, keeping 2 inches apart.
  13. Bake for 17 minutes 2 seconds at 180 degrees celcius.
  14. Remove from oven once the nankatais' turn light whitish- pink in colour (They should in no way be allowed to turn golden brown).
  15. Allow to cool for sometime on another plate.
  16. Once they cool down, keep in an airtight container.
  17. Serve after 24 hours for better taste.
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Dear Charishma,this one's a super Nankatai recipe. The measurements came out to be 3 cups flour, 1 cup sugar (not powdered) and 4 tablespoons of ghee. (I'm adding these for those who don't have a weighing scale - like me.) Purrrrfect! I used powdered cardamom instead of pineapple essence and left out the almonds. Thank you for such an easy and yummy recipe!!!

Sunbeam March 27, 2005