Fahmim’s Orange Blossom Nankhatai Cookies Recipe

What’s even better than warm, freshly baked cookies? Warm, freshly baked cookies that have been beautifully boxed up just for me by a very talented friend! Agriculturalist turned recipe blogger Fahmim Arif reminisces about the beautifully crumbly, textured Nankhatai, a buttery cookie that is ever so popular in the East Indian state of Assam (India) where we both originate.

Orange Blossom Nankhatai baked, stylized & shot by the lovely Fahmim Arif from mymagicingredient.com

Fahmim discovered orange blossom when she landed here in the UAE, and recreated her favorite cookies with a dash of flavor from her adopted home. Read on for her recipe.

Fahmim’s Orange Blossom Nankhatai Cookies Recipe


  • Flour 150 G
  • Icing Sugar 70 G
  • Canola Oil 130 ML
  • Orange Blossom Water 30 ML
  • Orange  1 (ZESTED)



  1. In a big mixing bowl put everything together.
  2. Using fingers work your way through to get a crumb-like structure which forms a ball when pressed together.
  3. Make small balls and place them on a greased and lined baking tray and press very gently with one finger.
  4. Bake for 12-15 mins at 180 degree Celsius.
  5. The base should change color to light brown
  6. Let them cool before putting in containers.


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