1 cup flour/maida
1/2 cup besan/gram flour
1/2 cup ghee
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp yogurt.
Mix together melted ghee and sugar in a bowl and beat it till its creamy.
Add sifted flour and besan to this and mix well.
Add cardamom powder and mix together.
Form small balls from the dough and place it on a baking tray lined with butter paper/parchment at regular intervals ,since they expand while baking.
Place chopped pista/almond over each cookie
Preheat the oven for 10 min at 180 degree Celsius.
Bake the nankatais for 18-20 min.
Let it cool completely on a wire rack before storing in air tight containers.
you could add milk instead of yogurt to knead the dough.
If you wish you could also add 1/4 cup of semolina /suji but you'll need to increase the amount of sugar and ghee by 1tbsp and also extra milk will be needed.