“Bakarkhani is the gift of the Mughals to India, along with many other delicious dishes,” says Romy Gill, author of a new cookbook dedicated to the region of Kashmir.

“Across India, bakarkhani keep changing in texture, size and shape. When I was in Kashmir, I got to taste a couple of different kinds: one made bakery-style with puff pastry, and the other made with plain flour, milk and ghee, more like a biscuit. I used egg wash to glaze them, but some use milk.”

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Bakarkhani from On The Himalayan Trail (Matt Russell/PA)
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Nutrition Facts
Bakarkhani – sweet puff pastry biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Bakarkhani – sweet puff pastry biscuits

Perfect with a cup of tea.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack, Tea-time
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 291kcal


  • Baking sheet


  • plain flour for dusting
  • 300 g puff pastry (ready-made)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp demerara sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan/400°F/gas 6).
  • On a lightly dusted work surface, roll out the puff pastry to a rectangle of about 30cm x 10cm, then cut lengthways into five to six long strips.
  • Roll up each strip into a swirl, then press with your palm to form a round about three to four centimetres thick. Place them on a baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes. Serve with Kashmiri tea.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

On The Himalayan Trail: Recipes And Stories From Kashmir And Ladakh by Romy Gill is published by Hardie Grant. Photography by Matt Russell.

On the Himalayan Trail: Recipes and Stories from Kashmir to Ladakh
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Gill, Romy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-06-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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