Nan Khatai Recipe

Shireen Anwar Posted By: mariyam,

Nankhatai are soft and delicious white (or off-white) cookies. An authentic nan khatai recipe by Shireen Anwer is presented here by Garnished with pistachio and almonds, nankhatai biscuits are considered as a tradition of Pakistan.

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Nan Khatai
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About Recipe


• 7tbsp Ghee
• 12 tbsp. caster Sugar
• 2 tsp. Baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
• 1 tsp. Cardamom powder
• 3 cups flour
• 1 egg yolk
• 2 tbsp. chopped Almonds
• 2 tbsp. chopped Pistachios


Nan Khatai Method / Tarika:

• Preheat oven at 180 c.
• Sieve 3 cups flour and 1/2 tsp. soda and 2 tsp. baking powder. Set it aside.
• In a separate bowl beat ghee and sugar till light and creamy and add 1 tsp. cardamom powder. Mix well.
• Now fold in flour and knead well with your hands and you can also knead it with the help of kneading machine. The dough should be soft.
• Form dough into small rounds, arrange on a greased baking tray, and make a little dent in center with your thumb. Apply beaten egg yolk in that dent. Put chopped almonds and pistachios in center.
• Bake in a moderate oven 150 degree C or No. 3 for15- 20 minutes.

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Nankhatai is bread biscuit, famous in Pakistan, India, Iran and Afghanistan. Even the name of this biscuit is derived from Afghan and Iranian language. Word 'naan' is taken from Persian which means bread and 'khatai' has been taken from Afghan langugage which means biscuit.

Biscuits are white or yellowish white in color. It texture is usually rough. Fresh nankhatai biscuits are crispy however they become softer when it is stale and old. Their taste is very good and everyone likes to eat it. Nowadays famous biscuit manufacturers have started producing these biscuits as you might have seen LU nan khatai and some other brands.

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Reviews & Comments (33)

Rabea - Jeddah Apr 18, 2016
these are my most favorite cookies. very soft, crispy and superb in taste. I feel good to eat them with tea. and I like it with almonds and pistachios . I often order it from gourmet bakery because their taste is quite better. I have checked your recipe and found you have also told to add pistachios and almonds. so your recipe is good as well. I will definitely try this.
Yasmin Abubakr - KHI Apr 12, 2016
it looks amazing yar kfoods very nice recipe. Shireen apa is the best chef in pakistan. I like all her recipes and wish her a long healthy life. thank you apa
Nida - Okara Mar 25, 2016
mujhe lahore ki khalifa bakery wali nan khattai banani hai . please koi us ki recipe bata de . mai jab lahore gayi thi tab to mai ne ek box le ke aai thi lekin ab mera or dil chah raha hai . mujhe bus recipe bata den mai khud bana lungi. shukriya
Robina bilal - ISlamabad Nov 18, 2015
Dear shorten g, Love all of ur receipts and let u know after trying this one. I have another nan khatai receipe with other ingredients like Maida, semolina, basen instead of all maida. Will try that too,
iraj fatima - faisalabad Oct 19, 2015
feeling pleasure to find a unique recipe with so easy method its like bakery style


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