Diwali is a festival of sweets. Spending time cooking a delicious dish at this time of the year can be an easy way to increase festivity pleasure – as long as your time and energy are focused on some yummy eatable. It’s a ‘you time’ activity idea and a way to escalate enjoyment you get from celebration time of your life. Why not use a good recipe to help provide you with some flavourful time to start off?

Naan khatai is a sweet delicacy that you won’t be able to resist. So be prepared to get baking. The main part of this recipe involves kneading the dough well so that your naan khatais can be made fluffy.

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes


Maida                 2 cups

Sugar                  1 cup (grinded and sieved)

Pure ghee          1 cup

Meetha soda     1 tsp (levelled)

Almonds             15-20


Sieve maida and baking powder together.

Put grinded and sieved sugar in it and mix well.

Add ghee and knead the dough well till it becomes soft and smooth (for half an hour at least).

Make small round balls out of this dough.

Decorate these balls placing and pressing an almond at the centre.

Preheat oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.

Place naan khatais in a flat greased baking dish giving enough space between them so that they can expand to their fullest on baking.

Put the baking dish in oven and let the khatais bake till they start cracking from top.

Naan khatai is a real treat to your mouth as well as eyes. Worth trying!

Happy Diwali!