Nan khatai

Nan khatai one of our childhood favourite, shortbread like cookies made with ghee (Indian clarified butter) and flavored with cardamom that just melts in mouth and start craving more 😄
I always want to bake them and finally when we got our microwave tried my hands on my favourite item.
sharing easy recipe.
INGREDIENTS
1 + 3/4 cup Whole-wheat flour / all purpose flour / maida
1 cup Ghee ( Indian clarified butter )
3/4 cup powdered sugar (you can use more I prefer less sweet)
1/2 cup Chickpea flour/ besan
1 Tsp cardamom powder
1/8 Tsp Baking soda
Pinch of salt
Almonds for garnishing
METHOD
Shift wheat flour , chickpea flour , salt and baking soda in a bowl .
Add powdered sugar to clarified butter (ghee) and whisk well until it becomes light and fluffy.
Add dry ingredients to whisked ghee and sugar and fold gently, the mixture would form a soft dough.
Now divide the dough into small parts and make rounds.
Press the balls gently and garnish with Almond pieces.
now place the balls in a tray and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes.
Meanwhile pre heat your microwave/ oven 170 degrees C
Place the balls on greased baking tray on a parchment paper.
Bake it for 15-20 minutes until it turns light brown, keep watching as it can burn fast, check base for burning.
Let them cool on wire rack and store in air tight container.

29 thoughts on “Nan khatai”

  1. Nankhatai is my favorite! I love the fact that you have used whole wheat flour to make these delicious beauties. Going to try these as soon as I get an oven. Thanks for sharing, that pic made me drool.

  2. Nan Khatai are my personal childhood favourite. There use to be a pheriwaala who used to come on rounds near our home and we used to get fresh nan khatai made from him. The aroma and taste of freshly made indian cookies is incomparable. Thanks for this simple recipe. Will surely try this.

  3. Whenever I have tried baking in microwave it has turned up very bad and all messed up . I want to try this time your recipe . Let’s c

  4. Heard a lot about Nan khatai but never tried. Thanks for sharing the recipe I thought it’s only made with Maida..now know that besan also included in it

  5. I love Nan Khatai, it kind of brings childhood memories. How much I used to love this cart uncle’s Nan-khatai near the school.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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