Nan Khatai

Making the Nan Khatai to delight the taste buds

Khalifa bakers have the traditional and delicious sweet Nan Khatai served for you in Lahore and Karachi. It is freshly prepared to delight your taste buds and give you an experience like you never had before. The special Nan Khatai can also be brought to you by Khalifa Bakers Lahore by home delivery. After its popularity in Lahore, Khalifa Bakers Karachi has also added to the tastes of people in Karachi and they cherish the sweets in breakfast and with tea in the evening. Khalifa Nan Khatai recipe requires some measures and skills, but once you learn them, it is quite simple to make at home.

The Nan Khatai is a famous product of Pakistan and it requires around 15 minutes for its preparation along with 20 to 25 minutes of cooking. So just a simple 40 to 50 minutes are required to make the fresh Nan khatai at home.

Making the Nan Khatai to delight the taste buds

Recipe by Saqib JavedCourse: DessertCuisine: Pakistani


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Nan Khatai are typically eaten as a snack or dessert. They can be enjoyed with tea or coffee, or on their own.


  • All-purpose flour (1 cup / 125 g)

  • Gram flour (1/4 cup)

  • Baking soda (1/2 tsp.)

  • Baking powder (1 tsp.)

  • Sooji (2 tbsp.)

  • Nutmeg powder (2 to 3 pinches)

  • Cardamom powder (1/2 tsp.)

  • Pure desi ghee (1/2 cup)

  • Sugar (1/2 cup)

  • Milk (1 to 2 tbsp.)

  • Almonds (few, peeled; both crushed and intact)


  • Prepare Sugar Powder:
  • Start by making a fine powder of the sugar in a grinder.
  • Cream the Ghee and Sugar:
  • Cream the desi ghee and the powdered sugar in an electric blender or mixer. Blend until the mixture becomes creamy, smooth, and light.
  • Prepare Dry Ingredients:
  • Shift all the dry ingredients like maida/all-purpose flour, baking powder, gram flour, and baking soda in a bowl. Set them aside.
  • Incorporate Yogurt:
  • Add curd or yoghurt to the creamy ghee mixture and mix them well.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • Now, add all the dry ingredients along with sooji, nutmeg, and cardamom powder. Gently mix these ingredients without kneading. Ensure the mixture forms a smooth dough without becoming crumbly.
  • Adjust Consistency with Milk:
  • Add around 1 to 3 tablespoons of milk and lightly mix. The dough should achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Shape the Cookies:
  • Pinch medium-sized small balls from the dough mixture and roll them evenly on the palms. Press these balls lightly to give them a biscuit-like shape.
  • Add Toppings:
  • Sprinkle almonds and chironji on top of each cookie. Optionally, use a toothpick or fork to make small criss-cross designs.
  • Arrange for Baking:
  • Place the cookies on a baking tray. Ensure they are spaced apart to prevent them from joining together during baking.
  • Bake:
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Bake the cookies for about 20 to 25 minutes until they turn light golden.Nan Khatai
  • Cool and Store:
  • Let the Nan Khatai cool completely. Store them in an airtight container to maintain their freshness.

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One Comment

  1. How come the curd / yoghurt is not mentioned in the list of ingredients? So not sure of quantity.

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