Nankhatai or Indian cookies are those biscuits which I used to have in my childhood These are known as dying Indian biscoot. I remember these used to be commonly available in the local bakeries. I used to love to have them as a tea time snack. Just dip in tea and eat them. The best part is that these cookies are eggless and my Dad who is a pure vegetarian loved them.
My bhabhi prepared it when I had been to Goa last time. My bhabhi used only all purpose flour(APF). I tried these 2 times. First time I used 3/4 Maida(APF) and 1/4 wheat flour. They turned crispy and crunchy. Second time I made them using 1/4 besan(Gram flour). The verdict was that the besan ones tasted much better than the wheat flour ones. The recipe mentioned below makes 12-15 cookies.