Monday, 27 October 2014


Nan-Khatai is a sweet , melt in mouth , flaky cookies / biscuits popular in Mumbai. These biscuits are also called as Irani Biscuits and typically served in Irani / Persian style cafes in Mumbai.


  • 1.5 Cups of All purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Besan / Gram Flour
  • 1 Cup powdered granulated white sugar
  • 1 Cup Ghee / clarified butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 5 pods of green cardamom - crushed or coarsely ground 


1. In a bowl combine all purpose flour, besan and baking soda
2. In a separate mixing bowl, cream together ghee and sugar using a hand mixer on low speed for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is creamy and smooth
4. Add the dry ingredients from step number 1 into the wet ingredients and using a spatula mix everything together gently
5. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 20 minutes
6. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350 F
7. Grease and line a cookie sheet
8. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the dough and make a ball
9. Gently flatten the ball and place it on the cookie sheet
10. Make balls with rest of the dough and arrange them on a sheet leaving space in between
11. Place a pinch of ground cardamom on top of each cookie and press it gently
12. Bake at 180 C for 13 to 15 minutes or until they are golden
13. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes in the cookie sheet. Then transfer them to a wire rack and cool completely
14. Serve with tea / coffee

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