Nan Khatai Recipe

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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• 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
• 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 (43)

Aug 25, 2016
I would like to appreciate your nankhattai recipe because it is looking very beautiful biscuits in the picture. I also have a recipe that i use to make this biscuit but your recipe is too good and beautiful i will make from your recipe next time.
Aug 23, 2016
eating naan khatai biscuits is my childhood habit when i used to go to school. That time we bought it from our pocket money from school canteen . Now we are grown , old memories are sweet. I like it still and for my kids , I try to make it myself, do not allow them to buy from outside.
Aug 15, 2016
In my 30 years life , I have observed that some foods lost their charm as times goes on. Like this nankhatai recipe, I remember that my grandmother used to make it and after her death, no one knows to make a nan khatai at home. Now foods companies have campaigning it again in their ads but we need to raise the trend of making such traditional foods at home.
Aug 11, 2016
looking in picture so tasty.. Want to eat it at this very moment.. Whenever there is someone coming from Lahore, we ask him to bring khalifa nan khattai but there is no one coming recently and we have to make it ourselves. thanks for the recipe.
Aug 02, 2016
i want to make a milk nan khatai so tell me how to make it . and i would make it half without almonds and pista and remaining half i would make with addition of almond, pista and if possible i would also add peanuts. i keep a jar full of nan khatai any time at my home.


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