Nan khatai (Indian shortbread)


  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup semolina (sooji)
  3. Pinch salt
  4. 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp ghee (solid form)
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. Jam


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F degrees.

  2. In a mixing bowl add flour, semolina and and salt and mix till well combined.

  3. In another bowl mix ghee and sugar together till it’s fluffy (I used Kitchen aid mixer)

  4. Add the flour mix (No.1 ingredients) and mix until it become a soft and smooth. Can add a tbspn of milk to make it smoother!

  5. Wrap the dough and rest it for 30 minutes.

  6. After 30 mins, take a dough and make into a ball(in a small marble size). Then flatten the ball slightly with a palm of your hand. Make a shallow hole and add Jam.

  7. Lined the baking tray with grease proof paper and place the flatten shortbread on there. Put in the oven for 25mins or until the bottom turns slightly brown/ golden coulour.

  8. Remove nankhatai from oven and let it cool completely.

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