Nan Katayi(Indian Style Cookies)...!!!

Author: Siddhi Shirsat // Category: ,

Recently i was  again in mood of baking something and made this Indian style Cookies called as "Nan Katayi", as i had not made them recently ...This are one of the most famous and simple Indian cookies...They do not require any special ingredients also,they can be made in no time and are eggless to. If steps are followed properly then they turn out crispy, tasty and melt in the mouth cookies.

  • 2 cups all purpose flour(maida)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup ghee(or vanaspati butter)
  • sliced almonds and cashewnuts
  • 1 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1 tea spoon fresh cardomom powder(or vanilla essence)


Sieve baking soda and flour for 2-3 times and keep it aside.Heat the ghee till it melts and add it to the flour and also add all the other ingredients except dryfruits and mix it well. Kned it well without using any water.While kneding press it well so that no air gap remains in it.

Form a ball of it and keep it aside for 4-5 hours.After the standing time is over grease a baking tray with ghee and preheat the oven for 180 degrees. You can even baking them after 30 mins if you do not have time, but keeping the dough longer yields better results.

Make small lemon size balls of the dough and press them a little, put dry fruits in the center hole.You can keep them plain also.While making dough balls and pressing them be careful as they can break soon as dough is not that sticky. You can grease your hands with ghee to make handling of the dough easier.

Arrange this balls in the greased tray and leave 2 inches gap between them.Bake them at 170 degrees for 25-30 mins or till they get slight cracks on top.

Cool them and keep in air-tight container.They remain fresh for 15-20 days.

Preparation Time: 40 mins

17 Responses to "Nan Katayi(Indian Style Cookies)...!!!"

Spice Says :
September 3, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Nan Khatayi looks perfect...

Spice Says :
September 3, 2010 at 9:54 PM

& btw I love that vase also sitting next to your cookies...

aipi Says :
September 3, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Cute and elegant nankhatais, looks awesome..

US Masala

Priya Says :
September 3, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Scrumptious nankhattais, looks too cute..

Jagruti જાગૃતિ Says :
September 4, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Hey Sidhhi
how are you? long time haven't visited sorry...same pinch I've posted nan khatai recipe too...melt in mouth the little vase..hope to see you too at mine

Ushnish Ghosh Says :
September 4, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Dear Siddhi
I love Nankhatai,,in fact I eat them very often,,,but never tried to make it at home. Now that you have given a detailed procedure , I will make it soon.
have a nice weekend
Ghosh uncle

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal Says :
September 4, 2010 at 12:59 AM

Love them, but never tried at home, yours have come out beautifully, so have to try out sometime :)

Rachana Says :
September 4, 2010 at 1:02 AM

Hey Siddhi,

how are you? Long timeeee...

Scrumptious Naankhatai!

Latha Says :
September 4, 2010 at 1:26 AM

Cookies look beautiful and delicious.

jeyashrisuresh Says :
September 4, 2010 at 12:09 PM

homemade nankhattais,looks delicous.nice presentation

Hamaree Rasoi Says :
September 4, 2010 at 3:55 PM

It's been ages since I had these nan khattais...You are tempting me Sidhhi :-)
Hamaree Rasoi

Ms.Chitchat Says :
September 4, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Gorgeous looking nankattais. Love them anytime.

chaitrali pathak Says :
September 4, 2010 at 6:17 PM

look yummy...i have a similar version of this..u can check it out at my blog...and this one also look kool

Sushma Mallya Says :
September 4, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Looks so delicious siddhi,...

veena krishnakumar Says :
September 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM

lovely nankhatais. i have posted too:-)

Padma Says :
September 9, 2010 at 4:24 AM

Looks perfect and very tempting.

Pushpa Says :
September 19, 2010 at 5:55 AM

Cookies look tasty and awesome..

Pushpa @

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