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Nan Khatai With Dried Berries & Pistachios

Usually Sunday afternoon’s I can do whatever I want. So I put on my adventuring mode and try off something new in my kitchen. I like to take a recipe and add some of my own ingredients into it, which helps me to experiment with new ingredients, spices and bring something different to the table.


Today I wanted to indulge something sweet and delicious baked treat. How about some Indian Cookies ‘Nan Katai’… Got all the ingredients on the kitchen counter and was ready to take a leap into the mixing bowl and bake up in the oven.

For people who regularly visit Hyderabad, India; a trip to Karachi bakery is a must. The first time I had this cookie it just melted in my mouth and filled with joy. The buttery sweet taste still lingers in my mouth.Yummmm!!!! I can’t wait to try them in my test Kitchen :)

Nan Khatai is an Indian style short bread cookie  which is quiet popular tea time snack. It is a egg less cookie made with clarified butter, flour and chopped nuts which has a perfect rich texture and flavor. This cookie is very versatile as it accommodates any nuts and toppings.

In this recipe I have used lots of dried berries (cranberries, blueberries, raspberries) and pistachios and mixed in the dough to make nan khatai. It is little different than a regular Nan Khati recipe but I should say this recipe was a hit in my family.



  • 1 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Pistachio
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Berries (Cranberry, Blueberries, Raspberries)
  • Water (If needed)

1. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, now add Vanilla extract, salt and beat the mixture again.
2. Now add the flour in three parts and beat the mixture again slowly.
3.The mixture should be little crumbly, add the chopped pistachios and dried berried and mix well using hands to bring the mixture together and make it nice dough.
4.Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
5. You can make small balls of the dough or make a nice log and cut them into square shapes.
6. Place them on a baking sheet spaced apart and bake them in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or more (if you like to have little brown color).
7. When they are out of the oven, arrange them on a cooling rack to bring it to room temperature.
8. Store it in an air tight container for several days.

A few of these cookies are boxed for a sweet friend while the rest are to be relished by my family.


  • If the mixture is too dry add little water and mix it properly to make a dough.
  • You can double the amount easily and use little bit of extra flour to avoid sticking
  • You can add chocolate powder to make chocolate Nan Khatai

Indian Cookies

This recipe is taking an entry into Cookie Mela hosted by Srivalli, Vardhini’s Bake Fest hosted this month by Pradnya and also Black and White Wednesday hosted this week by Kavitha of Divine Food and Art .

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9 Responses to “Nan Khatai With Dried Berries & Pistachios”

  1. shama says:

    crunchy cookie

  2. dassana says:

    liked the new change. much better than before. even though i like nan khatai, i still have not made these at home.

    • Shruthi says:

      Thanks Dassana, getting inspired with your blogging tips :)
      This time I just created my own version of Nan Khatai…I should try the Original recipe one day :)

  3. Nankhatai’s look terrific and the clicks are gorgeous.

  4. Hey…i tried Nan Khatai twice, first time it came out good but second was a flop show at my end… would surely try your version, I love Nan Khatai a lot…nice recipe

    • Shruthi says:

      Thanks Anamika, This is a very easy recipe and easy to make and store in the frezzer and you can bake it whenever your loved ones craving for something sweet …even I have to try the Original recipe

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