Methi Khakra

The Khakra is a traditional Gujarati snack that has been enjoyed by all sections of the society since time immemorial. These crispy flat breads are so versatile that they can be enjoyed at any time of the day. What’s more, you can make them on a Sunday and be set for the week. Here’s an option that you can enjoy during the tea breaks. You also have another wonderful excuse to use that roti-maker after all!

Ingredients –
1½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup wheat flour
¾ cup kasoorimethi
¼ tsp. red chilli powder
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
2 pinches of garam masala
2 tsp. oil
1 tsp. ghee
Salt to taste

Method –
1. In a big bowl, add the kasoorimethi, red chilli, turmeric powder, garam masala and oil.
2. Mix the contents well for a minute till the dry methi leaves became tender.
3. Take a sieve and sieve the whole wheat floue and maida with salt in that bowl.
4. Add water and mix it to make soft dough.
5. Once the dough is ready, wrap it in a muslin cloth and leave it for not less than 15 minutes.
6. Knead the dough again after 15 minutes, with the help of a drop of oil.
7. Then, divide the dough into small portions that can fit your palm.
8. Roll out each portion into very thin circular sheets. You may use a little flour to help with the stickiness of the dough.
9. Now, switch on the roti-maker and let it warm.
10. Put the khakra in and press the lid. Wait for some time and turn the khakra to the other side. Press the lid again. A roti-maker is the best option for this recipe as they are user-friendly; meaning that they will not burn your hands and will give out evenly baked khakras.
11. Make sure to not press the lid to hard. Repeat this process for each khakra till they are all golden and crisp. Do not bake them too much or they will turn crispy.
12. Once you have finished cooking the khakras, place them in an air-tight jar.
13. Spread a little ghee and sprinkle some chat masala on your methikhakras and serve them with pudinachatni or any sauce of your choice. These khakras are even ready to eat as they are – they do not require any heating.
So now that you have this tongue-biting recipe in your arsenal, what are you waiting for? Curb those hunger pangs with this healthy option. Just make sure not to keep your khakras for more than 15 days. With such a great taste, they won’t last that long either!

Methi Khakra