For the benefit of all, Nankhatai is a tea time snack that originated in the city of Surat, Gujarat. Essentially, it is an Indian short bread / cookie / biscuit.
The name Nankhatai is a combination of the Persian word ‘Nan’ (meaning bread) with ‘Khatai’ (meaning 6). A bread which made up of 6 main ingredients – semolina, chickpea flour, all-purpose flour (maida), sugar, butter/ghee and, nuts (almonds/pistachios). But nowadays there are many different versions of Nankhatai.