Nan Khatai Part II

Posted: May 18, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Indian Food, Snack
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Yep you read it correctly, I am posting another recipe for Nan Khatai. Last year when we were visiting home, hubby’s cousin got a big box of biscuit which was so soft, light yellow color, eggless, buttery and sprinkle with pistachios and almond flakes on top. Both of us were addicted to that cookies until we finish it off completely from the box. We were planning to carry couple of boxes of that while returning back. But we didn’t get time to visit the store which was in some other city. That cookies were so good that whenever we talk about any cookies the first and only taste we used to imagine was of it.

Hence we googled the recipe for some best nan khatai biscuits. The previous Nan khatai recipe was the result for that but still I was not satisfied with the taste which we had with that biscuit. So, again the search began and i think we came very close to the taste which we were visualizing. Hubby was saying after tasting one biscuit..ahh that is it..but he said the same thing when he tasted the biscuits from the Part I recipe too.. 🙂

Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai


  •  1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup semolina
  •  1/2 cup gram flour
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 1/4 cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar

For topping:

  •  1 tablespoon sliced almond
  •  1 tablespoon sliced pistachio
  •  1 teaspoon cardamom powder
Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the ingredients under topping and keep it aside for later use.
  • Sift flour, semolina, gram flour, cardamom powder and baking soda  in a medium bowl. Keep it aside.
  • Line two baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and powdered sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the dry ingredients and  knead them together to make smooth  and soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into about 20 equal parts and make them into balls.
  • Flatten balls between the palms of your hands to form small rounds about 1″ (inch) in thickness. Transfer it to the prepared baking sheet.
  • With your thumb finger make a little depression in the centre of each cookie and place the pistachio and cardamom mixture in it.Lightly press the mixture in dough.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.
  • Bake one sheet at a time for perfectly baked biscuits.
  • Store biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea!
Nan Khatai

Nan Khatai

Recipe Adapted from: Manjula’s kitchen

  1. shanthi says:

    Awesome looking nankhattais and a wonderful blog. Visit mine when time perm its

  2. Usha says:

    Cookies look perfect! I could finish those all in a day.. 🙂

  3. how did u get all in same size and shape? beautiful!

  4. Perfect looking nankhatais… Looking so cute and yummy…. YUM!

  5. Shri says:

    This has to be everyone’s favorite..Could take some..Looks yummy

  6. nisha says:

    reminds me of good ol college days where we used to hang out near this bakery that sold the yummiest nankattais..

  7. Swathi says:

    Both episode of nan khatai looks delicious. Love this cookies in any version.

  8. SinFoodie says:

    Gorgeous looking naankhatais!! Bookmarking it to try it !

  9. Joanne says:

    Is there such a thing as having too many cookie recipes? These look delicious!

  10. keep the yummy cookies coming

  11. kshipra says:

    wow! they look so gorgeous. beautiful clicks.

  12. Sobha Shyam says:

    nana khatai looks yummy…loved it…liked adding nuts..

  13. Priya says:

    Terribly irresistible nankhattai,looks scrumptious..

  14. This looks like a delicate, flavorful and delicious shortbread type of cookie; the semolina gives it extra crunch and the cardamom depth of flavor. Great recipe

  15. Mallika says:

    Lovely texture of ur biscuits. I am sure they taste great. Want a bite pls!

  16. biny anoop says:

    hey i love naan khatai….love this recipe…also the cookies are perfectly shaped and temptg

  17. These look wonderful, perfect with a cup of tea.

  18. Mary says:

    I’m not sure my first comment was registered and I don’t want you to feel I’m ignoring you. I just wanted you to know I think your cookies look delicious and I’d love to have one or two. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  19. Joyti says:

    Oo, that nan khatai looks very good. You made the cookies so pretty and they’re the same size – very nice visually. And they sound delicious.

  20. Sadhana says:

    This looks so good, very beautifully baked.

  21. aipi says:

    PICTURE PERFECT!! Great shots too 🙂
    US Masala

  22. Wowwwwwwwww.. Looks absolutely perfect and inviting.. thanks foe the recipe dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  23. Rinku Naveen says:

    Hi Suman
    Yummy naan Khatai..
    You have a beautiful space.
    Thanks for dropping by my space and leaving a comment.
    Will keep coming back 🙂

  24. Deepa says:

    Suman I also use besan and semolina in my nan khatai. gives a crisp and fine texture to these cookies. I’v this in my draft since last year 😦 you are tempting me here with the perfect looking cookies

    Hamaree Rasoi

  25. Plateful says:

    Hey don’t hesitate to post more nankhatai recipe…it’s been ages since I had them. Your gorgeous pics makes me badly crave for them..ah!

  26. Mélange says:

    Awesome nan khatai..They are crispy and delectable.feel like munching some.

  27. Priti says:

    Looks so perfect n yum …loved it

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