Nan Khatai | How to make Nan Khatai

By Hem Lata Srivastava  |  3rd Mar 2016  |  
4.2 from 11 reviews Rate It!
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About Nan Khatai Recipe

Nan khatai is an authentic Indian shortbread biscuits popular in India and Pakistan. Nan kahtai can be easily prepared at home. these eggless Indian cookies are made with refined flour, gram flour, sugar, clarified butter and flavored with green cardamom powder, some time add semolina also.

Nan Khatai is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Nan Khatai in your kitchen. This recipe requires 15 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Nan Khatai by Hem Lata Srivastava has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Nan Khatai at home without any difficulty. Nan Khatai is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Nan Khatai would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Nan Khatai this weekend. Share your Nan Khatai cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Hem Lata Srivastava for inputs. In case you have any queries for Nan Khatai you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Hem Lata Srivastava. You can also rate the Nan Khatai and give feedback.

Nan Khatai

Ingredients to make Nan Khatai

  • Refined flour 1 cup
  • Gram flour 2 tbsp
  • Fine semolina 2 tbsp
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Desi ghee 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar 1 cup
  • Green cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • Chopped pistachios 1 tbsp

How to make Nan Khatai

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix in refined flour, gram flour, semolina, cardamom powder and soda.
  3. Cream together the ghee and sugar until it is well blended.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the ghee mixture and knead them together to make a smooth dough. Put this mixture in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  5. Remove the dough from the fridge and make small size balls, press each ball between your palms lightly.
  6. With a sharp knife draw a tic-tac design on the top and put in chopped pistachios, press them into the dough gently.
  7. Put these balls on a greased baking tray and bake at 180 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until the nan khatai are lightly golden brown in colour.
  8. Serve them warm for best taste.

My Tip:

You can add some vanilla essence as well.

Reviews for Nan Khatai (11)

Mamta Rastogia year ago

you should show step by step .it's tough to make like this

Vandana Bhasker Kherotia2 years ago


Sudhashree Kukreti2 years ago

I am not getting it right wonder what ratio is wrong it burned a bit too

Kavita Jain2 years ago

yummyyyyyyy :smile: :smile: :smile:

seema saini2 years ago


veena arora2 years ago

what is semolina

Beena Sharma2 years ago


Roopa Khosla2 years ago

Thanks I tried but in 7 to 8 minutes they were over burnt

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago


Priya Kannan2 years ago

dough from the fridge needs to be brought in at room temperature or cold dough okay to make balls?

Maitreyee Majumder3 years ago