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Nan khatai recipe | diwali sweets recipes | eggless indian cookies

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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NAN KHATAI RECIPE
Nan khatai or butter biscuits whatever the name we use, are totally delicious Indian cookies . I am a huge fan of these nan khatais and the we used to call this as bakery biscuits and after coming into this blogging world i came to know about this name. If you want to try out few baking goodies for this diwali and want to surprise your friends with some interesting diwali sweets then you can try out this Nan khatais. They turned out very well but the pictures didn’t turn out as i expected. even you can involve your kids in making this Diwali sweet and they will feel more happy and a nice experience for them too. I bookmarked the recipe from Shabs cusine.

 

PREPARATION TIME : 20 MINUTES. COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES MAKES:20-22 COOKIES

ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 1 CUP
GHEE(MELTED) 1/2 CUP
SUGAR 1/2 CUP
CARDAMOM 1/4 TSP
BAKING SODA 1/4 TSP
CASHEW NUTS 2 TBLSP(FINELY CHOPPED)
BADAM| PISTA FOR GARNISHING

nankhattai
METHOD:

  • In a wide bowl add the flour,baking soda and cardamom and mix well. Add the  finely chopped cashew nuts to this and mix well.
maida maida+cashew
  • In another bowl, powder the sugar and add the ghee to this and beat this well for 5 minutes till it becomes creamy.
  • Add this sugar and ghee mixture slowly to the flour and knead it into a smooth dough.
  • Leave the dough covered for 30 minutes.
ghee +sugar dough
  • Make small cookies and garnish with pista or almond in the center.
  • I used badam.
  • Pre heat the oven at 160 degree C for 5 minutes.
  • Arrange the cookies in the baking tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Indian cookies Nan-khattai
  • These cookies need not turn golden brown. Even if u feel they are soft when hot, after u completely cool them it will become crisp.
  • Cool them in a wire rack.
Nankhattai nankhattai
  • Be careful not to get it burnt. Even if you see cracks it is fine , no need to worry.

nankhattai

  • Even if you want to try out a cake for Diwali i have posted an Eggless Mawa(khoya) cake which i posted long back. Click the picture for recipe

mawa cake

  • These nan khatais melted in mouth and we all enjoyed it.

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28 comments

Raks anand October 27, 2013 - 10:50 am

Love the recipe and pictures too. Esp the kunguma chimizh in the BG

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Veena Theagarajan October 27, 2013 - 12:44 pm

love the pic.. So tempting.. I baked a month ago too…

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Sowmya Madhavan October 27, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Looks lovely

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Kaveri Venkatesh October 27, 2013 - 1:21 pm

Love all your props..the nan khatai looks delicious

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Shabitha Karthikeyan October 27, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Love the pics !! Cookies look like they will melt in mouth !!

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Torviewtoronto October 28, 2013 - 2:12 am

deliciously done looks wonderful

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Kamala Raghunath October 28, 2013 - 3:18 am

Looks good. Oven at 160 degrees F or C? Not clear.

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Hamaree Rasoi October 28, 2013 - 4:02 am

Nankhatais look simply delicious and must have melted in the mouth. Excellent pics as well.
Deepa

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AparnaRajeshkumar October 28, 2013 - 4:38 am

looking good jey! nalla backdrops

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Gayathri Ramanan October 29, 2013 - 3:19 pm

perfect looking nankhattai

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Gayatri November 1, 2013 - 7:34 am

This is a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I made a version for my blog, do take a look 🙂

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Gayatri November 1, 2013 - 7:35 am

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I'd love to know what you think of them 🙂

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Keertthana Tp December 22, 2013 - 12:46 pm

wow such a perfect recipe..i tried this and it came out just too perfect..this was the best cookie i ever made..tnx a lot for shaing this recipe..:)

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Anuradha Balaji February 12, 2014 - 3:05 am

Hi Jeyashri, I have tried this and it came out very well.My kids liked it so much.I used turbinado sugar.Since its a kind of big crystals, i had powdered it.Thanks for the post.

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falguni June 14, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Hi Jeyashri, I have tried the recipe it came out perfect. after a long time i been able to make ths good of nankhatai. thanks for the post.

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Anitha October 17, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Thanks very much for the recipe. I tried it today and it came out wonderful.

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Shails October 27, 2014 - 7:51 pm

Perfection!! Loved it. Also calculated that it is about 70 calories for a cookie. Not bad for an indulgence once a while!

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mrinmoyi talukdar September 21, 2015 - 10:05 pm

Thank u so much for this easy recipe….I'm famous now for this beautiful recipe 😉 😀

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Jayasree Anilkumar December 17, 2015 - 6:47 am

WHEN WILL ADD BAKING SODA

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jeyashri suresh December 20, 2015 - 3:08 pm

To the flour mixutre. edited now. thanks for the mention

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Vidya March 22, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Hi Jeyashri,
I tried this today. It came out very bad.. My cookies melted and came out wafer thin. Can you please help me understand what mistake have I made?

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jeyashri suresh March 24, 2016 - 10:44 am

Hi Vidya, for sure the ghee measurements would have gone wrong.If 1 tsp extra ghee is added the cookies will melt. Nicely melt the ghee and measure perfectly . Surely you will get it right

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Vidya March 24, 2016 - 4:39 pm

Ok… Will try it again with a very small batch….

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sathu December 16, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Hi
One doubt. Can we add butter to this instead of ghee like how we do in butter biscuits or is there any specific reason to add ghee
Thank you

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jeyashri suresh January 5, 2017 - 7:18 am

Yes you can add. It is the typical Indian style cookies. that's why ghee is added.

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Diary October 15, 2017 - 11:15 am

Can I make this with wheat flour..

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jeyashri suresh October 30, 2017 - 1:27 am

You can use half atta and half maida, but not sure about the output if you completely replace it with atta.

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