Nan khatai


Nan Khatai is a famous Pakistani and Indian delicious and crunchy biscuits. Also called short bread biscuits.


  • Flour 12 ounces
  • Caster sugar 6 ounces
  • Ghee melted and chilled 6 ounces
  • Baking powder 2 tsp
  • Baking soda ½ tsp
  • Elachi powder 1 tsp
  • Pistachio chopped 2 tbsp for topping
  • Egg yolk for brushing


Step 1

First of all in a bowl beat ghee and sugar together with elachi powder till it become light and fluffy.

Step 2

In a seperate bowl sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda. Now fold this into ghee mixture, knead well with your palms.Keep it aside to rest for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Make medium size ball, flatten them. Put them in a grease baking tray, brush biscuits with egg yolk, sprinkle chopped pistachio,

Step 4

Bake on 190 degree for 15 minutes.

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by taiba on April 26, 2016

    tried them and thanks chef (Y)

  2. posted by Riya on April 28, 2016

    Here is my recipe
    ½ cup gram flour
    1½ cups refined flour
    ¾ cup powdered sugar
    ¼ teaspoon green cardamom powder
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    A pinch baking soda
    1 tablespoon chopped mixed nuts
    ¾ cup ghee
    Pistachio halves for garnishing


    1. Preheat oven at 180ºC. Place a silicon mat on a baking tray.
    2. Combine gram flour, refined flour, powdered sugar, cardamom powder, baking powder, baking soda and nuts in a bowl and mix well.
    3. Add ghee, mix and knead into a stiff dough.
    4. Divide the dough into equal small portions, place them on the mat and flatten a little. Place a pistachio half on each.
    5. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
    6. Serve or store in air tight container.

    Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
    Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes


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