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 the popularity in Lahore, Khalifa Bakers Karachi has also added to the tastes of people in Karachi and they cherish the sweet in breakfast and with tea in 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. The ingredients needed are given.

  • 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)

To make the delicious Khalifa Nan khatai, start by making a fine powder of the sugar in a grinder. Then you will cream the desi ghee and the powdered sugar in an electric blender or mixer. Eventually, the mixture will become creamy, smooth, and light. Now, you will need to shift all the dry ingredients like maida / all-purpose flour, baking powder, gram flour, and baking soda in a bowl and then keep them aside. In the creamy ghee mixture add curd or yoghurt and mix them well. In this mixture now add all the dry ingredients along with sooji, nutmeg, and cardamom powder. Just gently mix all these ingredients and make sure you do not knead them. The mixing of the ingredients will make a dough of the material and do not allow it to be crumbly. Then you will add around 1 to 3 table spoons of milk and after light mixing, the dough will be smooth. Now, pinch medium sized small balls from the dough mixture and roll them evenly on the palms. Press these balls lightly to make them the shape of a biscuit and flatten with a sprinkle of almonds and chironji on the top. If desired you can use a toothpick or fork to make small cress cross designs on the Nan khatai. The Nan khatai is then baked and for this you will place them in a baking tray. Make sure you separate each of them and keep a space in them so they don’t join during baking and expanding. In a preheated oven at 180 degrees C, bake them for about 20 to 25 minutes till they are light golden. Remove the Nan khatai when it is cool and then store them in an air tight container so their freshness is intact.

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

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