How to Make Masala-Garlic Bhakri: Crispy and Puffy

Hello Foodies,
           If you have ever wondered how to prepare puffy, crispy, and perfect bhakri, wonder no
longer. You have come to the right place, here you will find tips, tricks and dietary comments to prepare puffy, crispy and healthy bhakri. For best results, knead the dough really very well and use it right away. However, you do need to keep practicing to make it a perfect round shape and crack free bhakri. I find it perfect, flavourful, easy and cozy dinner during the months of winter with some Indian curry. I also love this masala Bhakri, because it's indulgent and delicious enough to serve your family, when you want comfortable, homemade food. I served this masala Bhakri with spring onions and mix veg stir fry because it was exactly what I was craving.
           Pearl Millet commonly known as Bajra in India is rich in essential nutrients like protein, fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron. Due to its rich composition of minerals and proteins, Pearl Millet or bajra has many health benefits. Bajra Bhakri is naturally gluten-free and non-allergenic and is an excellent grain for sensitive individuals, also a good source of high protein content makes it a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet. Bajra is a nutritious grain which is a high energy source and hence is used as a part of the meal during winters to keep the body warm. So let's start.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Each Masala-Garlic Bhakri Contains 120 Cal.

YouTube Video:


  • Pearl Millets/Bajra flour 1 Cup
  • Sesame seeds 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic powder ½ Tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 Tsp
  • Salt ¼ Tsp
  • Coriander leaves 2 Tbsp, Chopped
  • Water ½ cup


  • In a bowl mix sieved millet flour, garlic powder, red chili powder, sesame seeds ½ Tbsp and coriander leaves.
  • Make a well into the flour and add boiled water ¼ to ½ cup, rest it for about a minute.
  • Now, knead to make a soft dough(add water if needed), divide dough into equal parts and make a small ball from
    the divided dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour on floor or rolling board and flatten dough ball by rolling with your palms, make it a round shape.
  • Once you rolled out the bhakri just sprinkle some sesame seeds over bhakri and with the help of palm just press them, so they will stick to the bhakri.
  • Meanwhile, heat the pan or
    tawa and place bhakri on tawa (make sure pan or tawa should be hot).
  • Be careful while putting the bhakri on tawa dusted side should be an upper side.
  • Now, spread some water on bhakri and sprinkle some sesame seeds and flip it immediately and roast from both sides with the help of hand as shown in the video(this technique helps
    bhakri to puff up nicely).
  • Tadaa, crispy, healthy and tasty masala-garlic bhakri is ready to serve. It goes well with any curry. Enjoy!!!

Tips To Make a Puffy and Crispy Bhakri:

  • Always use hot or boiled water for kneading the dough.
  • Knead, knead, knead to make dough soft(it helps to make bhakri puffy)
  • Knead the flour in batches.
  • While rolling bhakri place one hand around the edges and then roll with the other hand, that will help you to make crack free and round bhakri.

Dietary Comments

  • It makes 4 servings. 
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet, per serving contains 120 calories, along with 23.5 g carbohydrates, 3.01 g dietary fiber, 1.4 g fats, and 3.7 g protein, along with iron 8 g, folate 7 g, magnesium 10 g, vitamin A 8 g, Zinc 6 g and phosphorus 13 g.

Health Benefits of Masala-Garlic Bhakri:

  • Masala Bhakri is naturally vegan, gluten-free and non-allergenic.
  • Millet’s high protein content makes it a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet.
  • It is a nutritious grain which is a high energy source and hence is used as a part of the meal during winters to keep the body warm.
  • Masala bhakri is a smart carb with lots of fiber and low simple sugars.
  • It has a relatively low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice.
  • This tiny grain packed with vitamins and minerals.
  • Being high in fiber content, it takes a longer time for the grain to move from the stomach to the intestines. 

Good Time To Eat :

  •             It's good to eat Masala-Garlic Bhakri for lunch and dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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