Have you always wanted to try an elaborate Pooja Dhingra dessert recipe but have not been able to till now? These deliciously easy-to-make cookies will be a great snack for your stay-at-home NYE plans! 



1⁄4 cup ghee 

1⁄4 cup powdered sugar 

1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 

1 tbsp cocoa powder 

1⁄2 tsp cardamom powder 

Almond flakes to decorate 

Pooja Dhingra's chocolate cardamom cookies


  • In a bowl, whisk the ghee, sugar and cardamom powder till light and creamy. 

  • In another bowl, sift the flour and cocoa powder. 

  • Add the flour mixture to the ghee mixture and use your hands to make a dough. 

  • Portion the dough into small balls, flatten them and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper/foil. 

  • Sprinkle the almond flakes on top of the cookies. 

  • Bake in a preheated oven at 165 °C for 15–18 minutes. 

“This recipe is inspired by the nankhatais we used to eat when we were growing up. It’s incredibly easy to make, a great recipe to bake with kids, and the perfect snack for your dabba.”


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