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Nan Khatai Recipe Without Oven

Making mouth-melting Nan khatai Recipe without oven. It's a 4 ingredients desi style nankhatai biscuit that can easily prepare on the stovetop at home kitchen.
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Course: Dessert, sweet
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: how to make nankhatai, nankhatai, nankhatai biscuit, nankhatai cookies, nankhatai recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 3 Persons
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Hina
Cost: $1


  • Deep Pan
  • Stovetop


  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar Pisi Chini
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour Maida
  • 2 tbsp Semolina Suji
  • ½ cup Clarified Butter Ghee
  • tsp Cardamom Powder Pisi Ilaichi


  • In a pan, add powdered sugar and ghee and whisk well to make a smooth solution.
  • Sieve All purpose flour (Maida) in sugar ghee mixture.
  • Also, add semolina and crumble with hands to make a soft dough.
  • Don’t knead the dough just make a soft dough with gentle hands.
  • Now take a small portion of dough and make a shape like nankhati.
  • Place dry fruit in middle. I used pista (pistachios).
  • Set the baking pan, brush oil and place butter paper to avoid sticking.
  • Now preheat the pan on stovetop 5 minutes before placing the pan.
  • Place any stand in the middle of the pan to avoid direct heat from the bottom.
  • Place the baking pan on the stand.
  • Cover and bake ‘nankhatai’ for 30 minutes.
  • Initially keep the temperature high then turn low/medium until fully done.
  • At this stage, you can bake in the oven at 180-degree centigrade or gas mark 4 for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Take it out and wait to cool down.
  • Serve crispy and crunchy Nankhati biscuits.
  • Happy Watching!! & Happy Eating Time
  • Enjoy and have a lovely eating time!



  1. Make sure to use the right quantity of ingredients to make perfect nankhatai. If the ingredients quantity mismatch then it may break.
  2. Powdered sugar is my secret ingredient to make perfect soft and crispy nankhatai. Avoid granulated sugar.
  3. The excess of semolina may break the nankhatai.
  4. You can also bake it in the oven rather than making on the stovetop. 


Serving: 250gms | Calories: 179kcal