How to Make Masala Khakhra- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Masala Khakhra

Khakhras are a traditional food from Gujarat, India’s capital of savory snacks. Try out this recipe to create a delicious, wholegrain, almost fat-free and protein-rich snack, that will not only beat those food cravings and makes it the food of choice to eat on a diet ever. You can spice them differently or even try out different kinds of flours like jowar, bajra to make delicious low-calorie munchies.
Make a large batch of these and store them in an air-tight container for those hungry times. They stay well for several days and make an ideal low-calorie snack for you and your family.


Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10 Minutes 15 Minutes



  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) besan (bengal gram flour)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ tsp ajwain seeds (carom seeds)
  • ¼ cup kasoori methi (dry methi leaves, sold in Indian stores)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp (tablespoon) water
  • salt to taste
  • whole wheat flour for rolling


Step 1

Combine all the ingredients and knead into a soft dough.

Step 2

Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.

Step 3

Roll out each portion into a very thin round of 7″ diameter.

Step 4

Use little whole wheat flour for rolling, if required so that the dough does not stick to the rolling pin or rolling surface.

Step 5

Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each khakhra on a slow flame till pink spots appear on both the sides.

Step 6

Press the khakhra with a folded muslin cloth or a clean kitchen napkin, rotating the khakhra as you go, till it turns crisp and brown from both the sides.

Step 7

Cool, the khakhra will firm up as it stands.

Step 8

Store in an air-tight container easily for 7 days.

Nutritional Information

Calories 89 Calories from Fat 16
Total Fat 1.8 g 3% Saturated Fat 0.3 g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 354 mg 15% Potassium 41 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15.9 g 5% Dietary Fiber 0.8 g 3%
Sugars 0.1 g Protein 2.3 g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 7%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

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