Eggless- Gluten free -Almond and Pista Cookies:

This Diwali, I tried to make some variations in egg-less Indian cookie, which is known as Nankatai. It is basically egg-less and has no usage of baking soda or powder in it. It is very old, home style traditional recipe. I wanted to try out Green gram flour in baking and tried a very basic recipe. In India, we normally don’t use eggs in the festival time.


Green gram flour / moong dal flour – 1 cup

Butter – 100 grams

Sugar – ½ cup

Almond bits – ¼ cup

Pista bits – ¼ cup

Cardamom powder – ½ tsp


-Beat butter and sugar until fluffy and soft, either by using hand or Food processor.

-Now add Cardamom powder and beat one more time until it is mixed.

-Now add flour and mix until u gets uniform mass. Add in Pista and almonds and make a dough.

-Now take one cling film sheet and keep this dough over it, on a flat surface and make squarish or round log, maintain uniform shape and cover with wrapping. Keep it under refrigeration for an hour.

-Now take your baking tray and line with a butter paper.

-After one hour, remove this dough from the fridge and unwrap the Clingfilm cover, make slices of ½” thickness and arrange these pieces in a lined baking tray.

– Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C for 14 to 18 minutes.

-This cookie is totally gluten free, hence initially it would be very fragile, and will be firm after it comes to room temperature.

-Cool this on a wire rack and store this in an airtight container.

-My family just loved it and hope you also like it as much as we did.


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