Naan Khatai

Being raised in a very desi household, I remember growing up on specific foods and cakes and biscuits that no one else would have heard of. Naan khatai is definitely one of them, I don’t usually share recipes on the blog but seeing as you guys asked so many questions on these, here goes:


1 cup ghee

2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp Semolina (sooji)

1/4 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi)

8-10 roasted pistachios

1 egg yolk


  1. Mix the sugar and ghee in a bowl and whisk well until fluffy and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder and semolina together.
  3. Once sieved, add cardamom powder and mix well, then add the sugar and ghee mixture and combine.
  4. Knead the mixture to form a soft dough.
  5. Cover and refrigerate the mixture for 15 mins
  6. Roll out about 10-12 small balls and flatten to create a biscuit. Generously apply egg yolk on the flattened balls. Garnish with pistachios to decorate.
  7. Bake at 180 C (or 160 C for a fan oven) for about 15-20 mins until lightly golden

If you guys want to see more recipes, let me know 🙂

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