Coconut Nankhatai Recipe


How to make Coconut Nankhatai
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Coconut Nankhatai

Nankhatai is a very delicious cookie made using a few basic ingredients like flour, sugar, and ghee. It is mildly flavored with cardamom. A halved almond or a cashew nut on top adds to the crunchy bite. Coconut Nankhatai is a variation of this basic recipe and is sure to be relished by coconut-lovers. Coconut adds to the flavor tremendously and its aroma and crunchy crumble on top, as it gets toasted is enticing.

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 medium sized Nankhatais
Calories 137 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 100 grams Maida
  • 30 grams Coconut Powder
  • 65 grams Powdered Sugar
  • 60 grams Ghee (Use as needed)
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Elaichi Powder
  • 5 Almonds (halved)


  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.

  3. In a bowl, take the maida, 20 grams of the coconut powder, sugar, baking powder and the elaichi powder.

    Dough mixture for Coconut Nankhatai
  4. Add ghee little by little and knead to a soft and smooth dough.

  5. Stop adding the ghee when the dough, on pressing, sticks together without crumbling.

    Dough for Coconut Nankhatai
  6. Divide it into 10 equal sized, smooth balls.

  7. Take the remaining 10 grams of the coconut powder in a plate.

  8. Dip each ball in this powder and press lightly.

  9. Now, place these Nankhatais on the baking tray garnished with the coconut powder facing the top.

  10. Stick a halved almond on each nankhatai by pressing so that they stick well.

  11. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees in the preheated oven.
    Baking Coconut Nankhatai in oven
  12. After the time is up, shut off the oven and let the nankhatais stand in the hot oven for 10 minutes more.

  13. Remove on a wire rack and let them cool completely before storing in an airtight jar.

    Coconut Nankhatai after removing from oven
  14. The recipe can be doubled or increased proportionally to get bigger batches.

    Coconut Nankhatai Recipe

Recipe Notes

The Nankhatai is done when its base changes color slightly to light golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Nankhatai
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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