Methi Khakhra Recipe

Khakhra is a traditional Gujarati snack which is healthy, crispy and delicious on its own or with pickle or curd. The secret of making best diet methi khakhra lies in rolling thinnest possible roti and cooking on low heat while continuously pressing it with wooden press or folded cloth. Diet khakhra prepared with this recipe gets its delicious flavor from kasoori methi, which is added while preparing its dough.

Gujarati Methi na Khakhra Snack

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes
Serves: 6-7 pieces (2-3 servings)
1 cup (for dough) + 1/2 cup (for dusting) Whole Wheat Flour
1½ tablespoons Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons Cooking Oil


  1. Mix 1 cup whole-wheat flour, kasoori methi, 1 teaspoon oil and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add water as required and knead smooth and soft dough like chapati/phulka roti dough. Cover it with a plain muslin cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Grease its surface with 1 teaspoon oil, divide it into 6 equal parts and give them a shape of ball.
  4. Take one ball, press it and coat it with dry whole-wheat flour.
  5. Roll it out into very thin circle (like chapatti) on a wooden board (chakla/patlo). Dust dry wheat flour as mush as required to prevent dough from sticking to board. Roll it out as thin as possible.
  6. Heat thick tava or non-stick griddle on low heat. Put chapatti on it and cook for 20-30 seconds. After 20-30 seconds, turn it and press it using wooden press or folded thick cloth. Press down each part of chapati with it to make sure that no bubbles appear and cook for around 40-50 seconds.
  7. Flip it and repeat same process of pressing and cooking with wooden press/folded cloth until it becomes crispy. Make sure to cook on low heat to roast it evenly without any dark brown spots.
  8. Prepare remaining khakhras.
  9. Cool them for 10-15 minutes at room temperature and store in airtight container.
Tips and Variations:

  • We haven’t used oil to roast it in this recipe to keep calorie count low but you can use small amount of it, if preferred.
  • For variation, you can add chat masala and cumin seeds in place of dried fenugreek leaves to make jeera khakhra.
  • Replace kasoori methi with 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste for nice ginger-garlic flavor.
Taste: Salty and crispy
Serving Ideas: Serve them with tea as afternoon snack. Enjoy it in the breakfast with curd. Spread ghee and and dry chutney powder and enjoy it just like that. Crushed khakhra can be used for preparing bhel, chat and chevdo.

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May 25, 2018 by Sree
Hello madam,
Thanks for your recipe. Can I use oven for this recipe? We stay in a hostel where only oven is allowed. I have microwave and conduction oven.
Please help..

Response: No, you cannot use oven to make khakhra.

Mar 19, 2018 by Subha
Khakhra is very delicious..

Jun 29, 2017 by Anurag rawat
Thanks buddy for recipe.

Apr 10, 2017 by iona
Can it be prepared on a roti maker?

Response: Hello Iona, I have never tried to make it using a roti maker but you can try it.

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Sep 03, 2016 by Laura
I love your website so much, thank you for these recipes. I am diabetic, I'm on the Critical Health News com diet, no frying, no oils at all, but butter is good, real butter only to cook with. So I bake veggie fritters, breads, etc in the oven & I am diabetic. My method is on a large, rimmed, parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle 1 tbsp melted butter & spread with back of a spoon. Place flatbread, cutlet, fritter on the sheet & with a teaspoon drizzle on more melted butter, Bake, flip, bake til golden. in a 350 degree F. oven. Try it, your body will appreciate it. Love you guys!!!

Response: Thank you Laura for sharing the wonderful info.

Mar 09, 2014 by Amruta Vora
Hi khakara's become so delicious.

Sep 13, 2013 by nirmala verma
Methi khakhara is a very tasty snack. Thanks for the recipe.

May 08, 2013 by Samira
hi..I made thepla soo yummy. .but haven't tried khakhra..

Apr 16, 2013 by Samira
hi ...can I have paani puri recipe please

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Apr 16, 2013 by Samira
I really enjoy thepla sooo yummy thank u soooo much for the recipes

Response: Thanks for the feedback. Which recipe (thepla or khakhra) did you try?