It was in the summer of 1987 that our mother — Sandhya Bhat — made her first batch of Nankhatai Cookies, in her new oven. As the sweet aroma from our kitchen began to waft across the street, our neighbours knocked on our door, curious to know what was baking.
Their enquiries turned into requests, requests became orders, and before we knew it, our mother’s kitchen was a little factory of its own! Every day, we would find her busy making her signature Nankhatai Cookies for birthdays, get-togethers, and parties.
To give our mother’s famous Nankhatai cookies the best shot at reaching more customers, we established Momkhatai — an endeavour that blends our mother’s trademark formula of love and attention with the professional management of a modern bakery.
Today, our mother can be seen at the bakery, smiling as she oversees batches of cookies, and striking up conversations with anyone - over what else but nankhatais!