Methi Khakra

Dr. Lakshmi K

PhD in Food Science & Nutrition

1 min read

Ease

5

Approx. Cost

INR 45

Serves

6

Cooking Time

30 Min

Ingredients list

Whole wheat flour: 1 cup

Chickpea flour: 1/2 cup

Green chilli: 1

Ginger: 1 tsp

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

Red chilli powder: 1 tsp

Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp

Sugar: 1 tbsp

Cooking soda: 1 pinch

Oil: 2 tbsp

Methi (fenugreek leaves): 1/2 cup

Water: 1/2 cup

Preparation


Step 1 :

Finely chop the methi leaves. Add all the dry ingredients one by one in a medium-sized bowl. Preheat the oven for 150 C. Mix the mixture until a crumble forms.

Step 2 :

Add water as required and knead the mixture into a dough. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes in a bowl. After 30 minutes, spread the dough slowly and cut them into thin papad/roti-like circles. Make sure to keep the khakras nice and thin to make it crispy, crunchy and flavourful.

Step 3 :

Bake the khakras in a preheated oven at 150-degree centigrade for 20 minutes. UR methi khakras are ready-to-be served.

Khakra and tea is a seamless combination of savoury with a little bit of sweet. Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) also play a great role in helping you meet UR daily requirements of vitamin K, C and calcium in moderation. These aromatic and bitter leaves can instantly enhance flavour, and is used in many cuisines globally, especially Indian curries, sabzi’s, snacks and more. Fenugreek leaves grow well in warm and hot climates. You can also grow it at home in a container, but keep the soil slightly moist and without watering it too much. Here are a few health benefits of including fenugreek leaves in UR diet.

Aids with respiratory issues

Some kind of allergies or inflammation in the respiratory tract can be easy to treat by using fenugreek leaves in the dishes, or by drying the leaves under the sun. The powder is used to make tea, which can be had everyday, particularly during cold weather, in order to keep breathing/respiratory problems at bay.

Maintains healthy cholesterol levels 

Fenugreek leaves have a high capacity to reduce the bad cholesterol in the body. Along with reducing the LDL and triglycerides in the body, methi helps avoid various heart diseases by improving and stimulating healthy cholesterol levels. Let the leaves infuse in a glass of water overnight. Strain and drink this fab infused water early morning before UR breakfast.

Helps with weight loss 

Methi is low in calories and ideal for weight loss. Methi has soluble fibre, which keeps you satiated for a long time, which keeps UR snack breaks at bay.

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