Naan Khatia

Nan Khatia is also called sooji (semolina) biscuit.  Nan Khatia is an eggless crispy biscuit that can be served with tea or coffee.  It is similar to shortbread.

Makes 40

Nan Khati










  • 2-1/2              cup white flour
  • 1                    cup sooji
  • 1/2                 cup chana flour(gram flour)
  • 3/4                 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2                 tsp crushed cardamom
  • 1/2                 tsp  freshly ground nutmeg powder
  • 1                    cup ghee (clarified butter)
  •                       a few drops of yellow food coloring


  1. Pre heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix everything together.
  3. Transfer the mixture onto a work surface and knead  well till the dough becomes soft.
  4. Take a small piece and with you palms roll it in a ball and then flatten it a little.  Put it in a greased tray 2 inches apart.
  5. Mix the food coloring in a teaspoon of water.  With your finger tip make a dot in the centre.
  6. Bake it for 20 minutes or till light brown in color.


You can use chopped almonds and pistachios for decoration instead of food coloring.

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