Nan khatai ( eggless cookies)

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Famous tea time Indian cookies. Egg-less, light and melting in the mouth-its texture is simply irresistible. These cookies traditionally use "Ghee" or "Clarified butter" but using butter or oil would do just fine.

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Recipe type:
Number of serving:
15 servings
20 min
Cook time:
17 min
Ready in:
37 min
Very Easy


- 200 gms, 2 cups All purpose flour(maida)
- 100 gms, 1/2 cup Semolina(very fine quality)
- 150 gms, 3/4th cup cooking oil/ghee/unsalted butter
- 150 gms, 1 cup + 1/3 cup Powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons Curd(Yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Soda bi-carbonate
- 2 tablespoons Pistachios(chopped finely)
- 4-5 tablespoons Milk (optional)


Step 1

Beat oil/ghee/butter, sugar and curd together using a hand mixer or a whisk till well combined.

Step 2

Sieve flour, semolina and soda in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the curd mixture.

Step 3

Mix them well using your hands to form a soft dough. Add milk little by little if the dough seems hard otherwise just leave it as it is.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Divide the dough into 20 small balls.

Step 5

Place the balls 5 cms apart on a baking sheet lined with a baking paper.

Step 6

Press each ball in the center with your thumb and garnish with pista and cardamom powder(You can even use a mortar and pestle to chop and mix pistachio and cardamom powder together).

Step 7

Place the baking sheet at the lower third rack of the oven and bake at 180 deg C for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with coffee or tea.


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