Nan Khatai / Nankhatai Cookies


1/2 cup all purpose flour/plain flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
a pinch of baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 cardamom
1/2 cup ghee / melted butter ( add little more or less to make a smooth dough)
2 tbsp pistachios, powdered


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a cookie sheet with ghee/ butter or line a cookie sheet with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl, add plain flour, wheat flour and baking powder and mix together.
  3. Grind sugar and cardamom together to fine powder and add to the flour mixture and combine well.
  4. Add the ghee little by little to this and make smooth and soft dough.
  5. Make small balls out of the dough and lightly press with your hand.
  6. Make cross cuts over these shaped balls with a knife and sprinkle the powdered pistachios over them.
  7. Place them on the prepared cookie sheet, leaving some space between them.
  8. Bake it in a preheated oven for 14-18 minutes till the sides of the cookies turn golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack and cool it completely… 
  10. Store it in an air tight container…Makes about 16-18 cookies depending on the size..
Recipe adapted from here


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