Sweet tooth? Think Naan Khataye ….!

If you are around Walled City of Lahore, try to look for Akbari Gate if you are interested to discover a different crispy taste of Naan Khataye (with almonds) (if you are a Naan Khataye lover and like the golden, fully baked crunchy sort of it).

A box full of crusty Naan Khatayees ;)

Khalifa Bakers @ Akbari Gate are famous for their Naan Khatayee art. I just had them and found them better than other famous bakers in Lahore. Worth a try …. :)

14 Comments so far

  1. Bored (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 3:03 am

    Dil jalanay ki baat karti ho
    naan khanay ki baat karti ho
    Yahann khanay ko roti nahin
    Freddy’s jaanay ki baat karti ho


    Paisay aanay de, din badalnay de

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 3:03 am

    Ohh i’m a nan khatayii lover :-)

    And i love fazal ka patissa too :*)

    So, am I invited??

  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 3:53 am

    @bored: Paisoo ka issue waqyee serious hay … :)

    @a4p.apple: Patisaa….lately some of our guests brought patisa from Khoshaab ..that was too good. Han, sure ….have a naan khataye, have a break ;)

  4. Opee (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 10:25 am

    Gustaakhi ma’af…

    But.. Why are they called Naan Khatayees… :) From where are they Naan’s.. and what Khata (blunder) have they made? :) Maazrat ke saath :)

  5. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

    the khoshab one is called “Dhooda Pateesa” – Khoshab/Joharabad is famous for that.

  6. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

    Thats too good…too good.

  7. Bored (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 5:35 pm

    Actually the guy was trying to make naan but it turned out something else from the oven so he named it Naan khatayees and also named the famous raag bhem plasi after it.Another one of your famous walled city fables. ;-)

  8. Opee (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

    @Bored: This means that it was blunder that turned Naan’s into biscuits, so thats why they started calling it blunder pitas :) (naan khatayis) :)

  9. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    You guys better concentrate on …having a bite :) rather than musically analysing a kha-ta of some innocent baker.

  10. Bored (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 8:49 pm


    I once purchased a fruit cake from a famous bakery and it turned out choclate atta/flour paste baked in oven.
    The kulchas and bakar khanis have very little difference.So there must be a pizza khatai gone bad or ginger bread turning into something else.The problem with myths is that if repeated too often they seem like reality.Ask your elders and they might come out some stories of their own

  11. Opee (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

    (*humming* “…. Sharm-o-haya kai parday gira kai.. karni hai hum ko khata“)

    :) *whisteling with moving shoulders up and down* :P

    Speaking of Sweet shops in that area. There used to be a very famous one right on the corner of Anarkali and Ganpat Road. It was called Jalandhar Moti Choor House. They used to be good in the start but then they started falling apart. But I’ve recently heard that they have come out of that area and now have opened a new shop in Barkat Market. And they are ‘somehow’ trying to adopt Nirala in terms of packaging. I haven’t tried them recently!

    There used to be another one for Samosah’s in that area. Its called Shirin Kadah… Their Samosah’s were best in town.

    There is a famous shop in Ravi Road which is called Goonga Sweets. They write it as Gonga Sweets. They are good for khatayis and mithayis too…

    and again, Speaking of samosah’s .. Many people would agreee that Capri wala is best in the Gulberg, Cavalry, DHA area of Lahore.

  12. Opee (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

    @Bored: I think, instead of asking my elders, I should contact Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from MythBusters :)

  13. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    well everyone has his/her own choice of “best of the best” things. Its good to share.

  14. Opee (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

    Yup, everyone has its own opinion about whats best and whats not. But at least by sharing, our list (of options) grows. :)

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