Let's admit it, winters are fun only post noon. Waking up early in this bitter cold is a struggle, and if given a chance, we can actually stay wrapped in our quilts all day long. But if there is sumptuous breakfast waiting for us on the dining table, we don't mind waking up early and braving this weather after all. It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if it is also the yummiest one, then we are here for it.
What Is Khakra?
Gujarati cuisine is renowned for its unique flavours and its ingenious use of all things local and seasonal. It is in Gujarat that you would find a 'khatti-meethi dal' and street-food that does not need a single drop of oil (dhokla, muthiya et al). Many movies and TV shows have popularised a gamut of Gujarati snacks - one among which is khakra, a super crispy, thin cracker that almost looks like a slim pancake. It is a very simple recipe and can be made with a handful of easily available ingredients like flour, ajwain , oil and red chilli powder. You can also season it with other spices of your choice and also throw in some seasonal herbs into the mix.
How To Make Khakra | Khakra Recipe
This comfort dish is often enjoyed with a cup of chai, and a bowl of dhoklas. You can pair these khakras with achaar or curd. It is made the same way as you would made a parathas or a roti, but you need to be very careful of the flour you knead. Do not overmix, it should not be very sticky or too dry either. Along with other khakra staples, the methi khakra uses a bit of kasoori methi, that lends a sharp delicious flavour to these crisp khakras.
All you need to do is mix all the ingredients, ajwain, maida, oil, salt, red chilli powder, and kasoori methi together. Let the dough rest for a few minutes, now roll them flat, and roast them on the tawa. Here is the full step-by-step recipes of Methi khakra that you can try at home.
Tips and Ideas
You can make khakras in advance, and store them in an air-tight container for about a year. These could be savoured during lunch and dinner as well. If you want to give it a healthy edge, you can also use whole wheat flour instead of maida.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.