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Crackers and hot tea a good romance to read when it is pouring outside my idea of bliss.
Methi Khakhra, a cracker is a crunchy and healthy snack to be enjoyed with pickles and chutneys.
My idea of bliss in the rains especially now that I can sit at home and relax on the bean bag as I watch the rains. Now that I am supposed to be off pickles I khakhra enjoy with tea.
I am ready with my Khakhras but where is the rain? Waiting for it to rain so impatiently. June is the month when it pours in Goa, bhajia, soups and hot tea are the general food we enjoy but this year the rains are playing hide and seek.
Praying it starts raining soon as more than man it is the animals that are suffering. Please keep a small bowl of water for the birds, animals to drink.
Coming to khakhras, let us start with the basic question
- What are Khakhras? Who eats them?
Khakhras are thin handmade flatbreads cooked on a tawa/skillet until they are crisp. Khakhras nothing but crackers as they are called in the West.
Khakhras are common are eaten by the Jain community, Gujarati and Rajasthani communities, these people are vegetarians, The Jains especially have many diet restrictions. they are consumed as breakfast or even as a snack.
- What are ingredients that go in making khakhras?
Khakhras are basically made from whole wheat flour, oil. But there are varieties like methi, bajri, jeera/cumin, pudina, garlic, methi, ajwain, green chilli, pav bhaji masala, red chilli, pain puri flavoured. Apparently, there are nacho flavoured ones too but I am to come across one of them.
- How can I store Khakhras?
Make the khakhras and let them cool completely before packing them in an air-tight box.
So for your next road trip, we can expect you to carry homemade khakhras right?
Come on let us make them. They are easy to make.
Okay let us make things clear I had stopped making chapatti, fulkas, parathas. In general making flatbreads the reason I have a lady who makes them for the last say 15-20 years.
So over the period my skills, mediocre skills have become non-existent. For the last 1-month madam is on leave and I am making chapatis, fulkas etc. so if I am saying they are easy they are.
I have chosen to make Methi Khakhra you can choose the flavours you love.
I have made Freshly Baked Methi Crackers| Baked Methi Mathri #Bread Bakers.
My love for methi leaves is tremendous checkout (to name a few)
- Gajar Methi Subji|Carrot and Fenugreek Leaves Vegetable,
- Nutritious Bajra and Methi Parathas|Pearl Millet Recipes|Millet Special,
- Methi Matar Malai|Methi Malai Mutter
- Fresh Methi Dal Recipe| Dal with Fresh Fenugreek Leaves
- Tameta Methi Muthia nu Shaak
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp besan/gram flour
- 1/4 cup
- 1 tsp ajwain/carom seeds
- 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- Salt as per taste
- 4 tsp oil
- Water as needed
- Wheat flour to dredge
- Mix together the wheat flour, besan, methi leaves, ajwain, jeera, haldi, red chilli powder, salt.
- Add enough water to make a soft dough. Apply 2 tsp oil on the surface of the dough. Cover with a bowl and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Place the tawa/skillet on medium low flame to heat.
- Make 8 balls of the dough and with the help of the dry flour roll out each ball to a very thin chapati.
- Transfer the chapati on the tawa and cook it.
- Initially wait for small bubbles to form. Flip and cook till you get brown spots, apply oil. Flip and apply oil and cook till you get brown spots use a cloth or a spatula and press down.
- When done your khakhra will be crisp. Allow it to cool fully before you tore in an air tight container.
Today is Monday and FoodieMondayBlogHop day. This is our 200th-week edition and we are doing the Robin Round. Which means each one cooks from a blogger that we are paired with.
I am paired with Aruna who blogs at Vasusvegkitchen. Recently Aruna had blogged pickle with dosakai but then since I am told to lay off pickles I decided not to make them. But rest assured I plan to make it. Some of Aruna’s posts that I want to try are Ragi Puttu among others.
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