Atta nankhattai

Nan khatai is a Indian style short bread cookies. I have already posted the recipe of Nan khatai , also posted a version of saffron laced nankhatais too. Though i already posted 2 sweet recipes for holi, since today is holi festival i thought i will post some thing colourful. Suddenly thought of this atta nan khatai which i have bookmarked from Divya's space long back. I made this and added few drops of food colour to the dough to make it colourful.Wish you all a very Happy Holi.
The original recipe used only whole wheat flour for making nakhattai.

Atta Nan Khatai

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 Mins |Makes: 8 large cookies

     Whole wheat flour     1/2 cup
      All purpose flour     1/4 cup
      Semolina | rava | sooji   1/4 cup
      Melted Ghee      1/4 cup
      Powdered sugar    1/4 cup
      Baking soda    a pinch
      Food colours - any 5 colors of your choice - a pinch-2-3 drops
      Cardamom powder     a pinch   
      Milk    1-2 tblsp  (if needed)   

whole wheat - nankhatais
  • In a wide bowl, add the whole wheat flour, maida, sooji, powdered sugar, cardamom and baking soda.
  • If the rava is not very fine, just powder it once in a mixer.
  • Add the melted ghee to this.
dough for atta nan khattai
  • Mix this into a smooth dough. sprinkle little milk if needed.
  • Divide the dough into 5 equal parts and sprinkle the food colour to each of the dough and mix them evenly.
  • Now bring all dough together and make a big ball. Knead it again well and make a ball.
  • Take a small potion of this and make desired shapes. I did with a cookie cutter.
  • Preheat the oven at 160 degrees. Arrange the nan khattais in a greased tray and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes . 
baked cookies
  • Nan khatais are ready. Store this in a airtight box and enjoy the cookies.
atta- nan khattai
  • If it is slightly soft when soft after taking out from the oven, do not worry, it will become crispy when it is completely cool.
  • But if you still feel it is soft after cooling down baking it for 5 more minutes.

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  1. wow...... awesome idea for holi... :) thanks jeyasriiii....


  2. Very eye catchy . Good one .

  3. eye appealing colorful nan khattai... nice innovation jEY

  4. Nice colorful tempting cookies