Pistachio Cookies – Kolcha Khatai

Pistachio cookies- Kolcha Khatai



Here is another famous Afghani dessert served with Tea. This Delicious dessert is made only in Ten easy and simple steps.


Here is what you will need:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Pistachio
  • Baking Powder
  • Cardamom
  • Salt

First of al heat Oven 200 Celsius. Add Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Cardamom and Salt. Mix Well. Add Oil. Mix and make Dough using only Oil. Add oil until the dough does not stick to hands. Here, we are using 400 mL oil for 4 cups of Flour. This is one of the cookies where no water is used for making the dough which gives it the crispy shape and taste. Shape cookies into a round shape and press a little with your finger in the middle. Place On a Baking Sheet. Here, we are using silicone baking shape. Bake on 200 Celsius. Keep checking on it and once you feel like it is well cooked, take it out of the oven. Usually takes about 20 minutes. Top each one with a pinch of pistachio. Bake for another 4 minutes on 200 Celsius. Take it out of the oven. Let it cook down for  a bit. Place it in a dish one by one, making sure not to break it.


Afghani Tea


The most important ingredient for Afghani Tea is Cardamom….which gives it a nice taste and smell…

you can add it just like that or mince it …so there you go guys all you need is :

  • Hot boiling water
  • Black tea or green tea
  • Minced cardamom

Mince cardamom in a coffee grinder.

If you don’t have one….just break it in half and add it in tea.

 Add black tea and minced cardamom in a tea pot and add boiling hot water

 Wait few minutes before serving for better results.

And Here it is,

Once your cookies are cooled down, you serve them with hot cardamom tea.


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2 Responses

  1. Aimee says:

    These look yummy