Nan Khatai Cookies

Servings: 20-22 cookies

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp or as required Milk
  • 2 tbsp pistachio finely chopped


Step 1: Take butter,sugar and cardamom powder in a deep bowl and mix nicely.

Step 2: In another bowl take all purpose flour,gram flour,baking powder and baking soda and mix nicely.

Step 3: Now mix the dry ingredients mixed in step 2 in the wet ingredients gently.When it is mixed nicely then using little milk knead it to a soft dough.The amount of milk required depends upon consistency of dough.Make a soft dough.

Nan Khatai Cookies 1

Step 4:Preheat the oven at 350 degree fahrenheit or 180 degrees celsius for about 10 minutes.Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and grease it with oil or butter nicely and set it aside. As dough is ready,take small portion of dough and roll it into a ball.Then dip the ball into chopped pistachio and arrange it in tray.

Nan Khatai Cookies 2

Step 5: Bake the cookies at 350 degree fahrenheit or 180 degrees celsius  for 10-12 minutes or till golden.Then remove it from oven and let it cool completely.Do not over bake the cookies.Sometimes it may appear soft when you will take it out from oven but the cookies will harden as they will cool.When the cookies are cooled completely then store it in air tight container and serve with tea or coffee.The cookies stored in air tight container are good for around 1 week.Enjoy !!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. InspiresN says:

    cool recipe! love it


    1. Thank you so much !!

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  2. They’re so tempting! Will try soon. Oh btw which mode was the oven on? Fan-forced?

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    1. Thank you so much Neha….My oven is a simple one..The appliances in my apartment are little dated so I don think the oven is fan assisted..and nothing is written on it also..There are only two modes like simple bake and broil and I do all my baking in the baking mode only..
      Do try it out and let me know how you like it..

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      1. News for you Anshu – I tried these yday and they turned out to be almost perfect! Thanks for the seeding the idea in my head! 🙂 I tweaked the recipe a little and it worked well for me.

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      2. Hey thats a great news…m so happy that you tried it..thank you for trying it..☺


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