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Mums Indian Butter Cookies (Nan Khatai)

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

This is my first recipe on the blog and what better than to start on a sweet note, with some all butter biscuits! The measurements are all by cup, you can use a standard sized tea mug for this.


1 cup plain white flour

1 cup coarse semolina (fine also works)

1 cup gram flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup ghee

1 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

A sprinkling of saffron (optional)

Blanched, chopped almonds (optional)



  1. Mix the ghee and sugar

  2. Add the dry ingredients and knead into a fine dough

  3. Allow mixture to sit for 30 minutes

  4. Make small round balls, flatten and mark with a cross in the centre (as per picture)

  5. Pre grease a tray with ghee

  6. Place in a pre heated oven, electric 180C for 20 minutes, timing may vary based on your appliance!

  7. Check on the biscuits at 15 minutes, to see if they form a light golden brown colour (tip: ensure they are not charring underneath or too soft and crumbly to touch), leave to cook for another 5 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven and leave to cool on a rack

  9. You can garnish with chopped, blanched almonds if you wish

  10. Enjoy your biscuits with a hot cup of tea!


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