Nan Khatia (Fatuma”s recipe)

Nan Khati


  • 2                   cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2               cup gram flour
  • 1/2               cup semolina (Sooji)
  • 1-1/2           tsp baking powder
  • 3/4               cup berry sugar
  • 1                   cup melted ghee*
  • 1/4        tsp saffron


  1. Mix the saffron in a tablespoon of water.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  3. In a medium size bowl, sieve the dry ingredients together.
  4. Warm the ghee to about 100 degrees. (you should be able to dip your finger in).
  5. Pour the warm ghee on the dry ingredients, mix with your hands till it forms a ball.
  6. Take a small piece, and with you palms roll it in a ball, about an inch round and then flatten it a little.
  7. Place it in a greased baking tray 2 inches apart.
  8. With your finger tip make a dot in the centre.
  9. Bake it for 20 – 25 minutes or till light brown in colour.


Melt 3/4 lb Western Family Margarine. Let it simmer on low until all the water has burnt. About 20 minutes. The fat on top will be clear.

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