An evening snack - Nankattai
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 25 people


  • 1 cup Dalda/Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 5 nos Cardamom powder Elakka
  • 2 cups Allpurpose flour Maida
  • Baking Soda A pinch


  • Mash dalda without any lumps until it turns white.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Seive maida with baking soda.
  • Add maida little by little to the dalda and make a smooth dough.
  • Divide into lemon size balls.
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 for 45 minutes.
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Response (11)
  1. R
    Renu May 26, 2004

    Never thought it was so easy to make nankattai.Its delicious.

  2. R
    Rani March 27, 2006

    Isn`t the oven temperature important in this particular recipe?.A good soft nankattai is all about how you set the oven temperature. Please do specify the correct temperature in Celcius or Farenheit. Thanks in advance.

  3. d
    deepa thanigaimani November 21, 2005

    The recipe is 2 tasty , but my cookies burned out when i set at 180 c in my oven for 45 mins :(.

  4. r
    rhodora May 18, 2005

    this is very easy to make…it taste good… i like the taste

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