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Three Ingredient Nan Khatai Recipe

You can make homemade Nan Khatai that taste even better than store bought ones - with just three ingredients!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Sumangla


  • All purpose flour maida – 3 bowls
  • Ghee – 1 bowl
  • Powdered sugar – 1 bowl
  • Cardamom Elaichi powder – 1 spoon (optional)


  • Sieve the flour two times. In a big vessel mix the ghee and sugar till the sugar is completely dissolved. Please note that you don’t have to mix the mixture till it becomes fluffy, mix it well for just 2-3 minutes and you will the right consistency.
  • Slowly add flour to the ghee-sugar mix and make a dough.
  • Make the pedas. First roll a bit of dough in your hand gently to make a ball and then press it a little firmly, but not so hard that you break it. The peda should look like the image given below
  • While you make more pedas, preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Place the pedas on a baking tray at a little distance from each other as they will rise during baking. You can sprinkle cardamom powder if you like.
  • Bake the cookies at 170 degrees for 20 minutes. If your baking tray is too thin, your cookies might get burnt at the bottom. You can prevent this by placing another tray below. There may be a few cracks on your cookies after they're baked.
  • Place the baked nan khatais on a wire rack and let them cool to room temperature before serving.