December 24, 2015

Ragi Methi Khakra / Diet Friendly Recipes - 24 /#100dietrecipes

Khakra is a gujarati snack which is made up of wheat flour and oil. The preparation is similar to our regular chapathi but it is further pressed using a thick cloth to make it crispy. In my today's diet friendly series, I have used ragi flour along with wheat flour to make it more healthy and all you need is just a 1/2 to 1 Tsp of olive oil to prepare this diet friendly snack. Since ragi flour is added, the dough has to be rolled out gently or else it would break.This can be served as an evening or mid morning snack along with a green tea or natural tea. Though it sounds easy, preparation time is little tedious and time consuming. But the time spent on preparing this healthy snack is really worth while munching, as it gives a pleasure of having a guilt free snack.This can be stored in an air tight container and it stays for 3 - 4 days. For the below measurement, approximately 15 khakras can be made. In this recipe, I have used circle shaped cookie cutter to prepare mini khakras but it can also be rolled out like regular thin rotis.

Here is the recipe of diet friendly healthy khakras....

Ingredients :

1/2 Cup Ragi Flour
1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
1/4 Tsp Cumin / Jeera Powder
1/4 Tsp Chilli powder
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Dried Fenugreek / Methi, crushed
1/2 - 1 Tsp Olive oil 

Method :

Add ragi flour in a bowl along with wheat flour, cumin powder, chilli powder, dried fenugreek and salt.

Combine together and knead to form a soft dough by adding olive oil.

Cover and keep aside for half an hour.

Divide the dough into 5 equal sized balls.

Take one ball and roll it into thin circle by dusting wheat flour using rolling pin.

Using circle shaped cookie cutter or lid cut into shapes and keep aside.

Repeat the process for the remaining dough.

Heat a non stick tawa, simmer the flame and add one circle shaped dough on it.

Cook both the sides till the air pockets pop out.

Now take one clean thick cloth, press the khakra in a circular motion to avoid the formation of air pockets.

Flip the other side and keep pressing till the khakra turns crispy.

Once done, remove from the flame and repeat the process for the remaining circle shaped dough.

Cool and store it in an air tight container.


Serving Options :

Serve it with green tea, coffee or tea.

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