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Atta Nankhatai: Whole Wheat Flour Cookies, Healthy Indulgence


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Atta nankhatais? Surprised, are you?

Of course, you have heard about besan nankhatai and maida nankhatai, but nankhatai with atta might make you a little surprised. But worry not! I have given this recipe a try and found that this does make a happy happy treat for me.








Atta Nankhatais: Easy to Dish Out, Delicious in Every Bite
Whole wheat flour cookies anyone? If you are a cookie lover as well as a health freak, then you have got to find a balance between both.

While baked goodies aren't the best thing on earth to savor for health freaks, you can certainly enjoy these bakery items guilt free on some days.

My funda is eat one cookie with a cup of tea. After all, one never hurts.!!


Nankhatais are a hot favorite in my home. In fact, I have been in love with besan nankhatais since childhood. After having tried nankhatais with chickpea biscuit recipe, I attempted using wheat, and the results do not disappoint either.

After all, whole wheat flour cookies get an edge over maida (all-purpose flour/refined flour/white flour). I have stopped buying white flour for some time now. I am happy I try to avoid this kind of bleached flour that only adds empty calories to your body.

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Baking with whole grains is simple and addictive. As a health freak, you might want to experiment with different whole grains to find a perfect balance between taste and health. Surprisingly, most of the time, you would end up with dramatic results that give you delectable goodies.

Yes, atta nankhatai, unlike its traditional nankhatai counterpart, is another healthy yet yummilcious blend of whole wheat flour and spices that led it a unique flavor, while clarified butter helps the healthy cookies retain shape and texture. You won't mind gobbling up one cookie fresh from the oven.


Wheat Nankhatai Ingredients
1 cup - Wheat flour
1/4th cup- ghee (clarified butter) - you may add more and reduce the amount of milk)
1 tsp- Elaichi (green cardamom) powder
3 tbsp- milk (you may skip milk if you want to add more butter)
1/2 tsp - nutmeg powder (jaiphal) - Optional
1 tbsp- curd
1/4 tsp- baking powder
pinch of baking soda
4 tbsp -Sugar (as per taste)

Atta Nankhatai Procedure

  • Sieve flour with baking powder & soda.
  • Mix ghee and sugar. Whisk very well.
  • Make sure it is fluffy
  • Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to the ghee-sugar mix
  • Give it a good mix
  • Add yogurt to the sugar mix. Whisk again until everything is well combined.
  • Add little by little to the flour.
  • Combine the flour into dough
  • If it feels dry, add milk.
  • Make small balls and press them little
  • You may make cuts on the balls with a knife
  • Bake for 15-20 mins at 180 degrees. It may take longer.
  • I baked on a skillet (tawa) - Place tawa on a gas stove. Put salt/sand over it. Place a stand and on the stand, keep the baking tray. Make sure there is some distance between the cookies. This will ensure even cooking. Cover with a big vessel so that the wheat nankhatais cook well from all sides. Keep an eye on them after 10 mins.
  • Once done, take them out on a wire rack so they cool down completely before you can store these baked goodies.
  • Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!
  • You may want to try the delectable classics besan nankhatai - chickpea biscuit recipe.

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