Eggless Whole wheat cookies (Naan Khatai)

I am not a cookie fan neither I am a baking enthusiast as it needs meticulously measuring ingredients and tons of ingredients that my pantry requires me to carry. But when I came across this specific cookie I immediately wanted to make it. a) It had all the ingredients that most of us carry b) It was easy c) Fewer ingredients. I just substituted the all purpose flour (maida) with whole wheat. The result is not a flat big cookie that you will find in any store. It was quick and the entire home smelled so good and it was a perfect pairing with a cup of coffee.

Freshly baked Naan Khatai cookies


* 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
* 1/4 cup fine sooji or semolina
* 1/2 cup gram flour (Besan)
* 1/4 teaspoon green cardamom seed powder (Elaichi)
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
* 1/2 cup sugar or per taste
* 1 tablespoon sliced pistachio
* Pinch of baking soda


1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree.
2. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients except sugar and keep it aside
3. Add butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat for two to three minutes until light and fluffy.
4. Add the flour mix to butter and sugar mixture and knead them together to make smooth dough.
5. Divide the dough into about 15 equal parts and make them into balls.
6. Press each ball between your palms lightly; every piece should be about 3/4″ in thickness.
7. Press pistachios on top of the dough gently.
8. Place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 13 to 15 minutes or lightly gold brown.
9. Remove from the oven and let it cool down before enjoying with a cup of hot coffee or as is.

Flaky, Crispy, mouth watering cookies

TIP: Store them in air tight containers for long lasting.

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9 Responses to Eggless Whole wheat cookies (Naan Khatai)

  1. Vaishali says:

    These look so divine, Divya. Nice idea to add the besan which must surely make them crunchier.

  2. Vaishali says:

    These look so divine, Priya. Nice idea to add the besan which must surely make them crunchier.

  3. kavitha says:

    I just took these off the oven and my God were they delicious — it is wonderful you have all your recipes purely vegetarian !! Thanks a lot!!

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Thank you Kavitha. I am super happy to hear that it turned out well. yes all my recipes are vegetarian including no eggs.

  4. vinicooksveg says:

    Nan Khatai is one of my favourite. You made the recipe look so simple and easy. I am surely going to try this one. Thank you !

  5. meenakshi says:

    can i use oil instead of butter and much is pinch of baking soda?

    • Pia says:

      meenakshi, Thank you for checking out the blog. Although I have not used oil instead of butter, I would go ahead and try it since we learn so much in this process. The texture could be a little different but its going to be good in my opinion. Let me know how it turns out.

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