Flatbread Recipe Vegan: Methi-Masala Bhakri

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         A mouth-watering flatbread, Methi-Masala Bhakri from Maharashtrian cuisine. This can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This Methi-Masala Bhakri tastes amazing with baingan bharta (vangyache bharit). You can also serve it with any other Indian curry. If you are eating it for breakfast, then it tastes super yummy with masala tea. This is no oil/butter, no eggs, no yeast recipe, and it makes it healthy-ish dish. Pearl millet is a gluten-free grain and helps you lose weight as it has fewer calories. You can also use other flours such as jowar(sorghum), nachni(finger Millets / Ragi) instead of bajra. This easy to make flatbread you can prepare ahead of time and use for picnics and road trips too.

           To prepare this flatbread, all you need is pearl millet flour, fenugreek leaves(greens), salt, garlic powder, and green chili. In this recipe, garlic and chilies help to bring out and enhance the flavor of fenugreek leaves, and salt gives the taste to this Indian flatbread. Knead all ingredients together by adding hot water. Roll the bhakri using palms and roast on the hot pan from both sides. It takes a few minutes to crisp and puffs up. 

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           Bajra is alkaline nature, and it helps to reduce acidity in your body. It also fiber-rich grain and can help you control blood sugar levels as well. 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. A great grain for sensitive individuals, also a good source of high protein content makes it a substantial addition to a vegetarian and vegan diet. So don't wait anymore and try this delicious Methi-Masala Bhakri at home and enjoy with your loved ones!

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Each serving of Methi-Masala Bhakri Contains 130 Cal.

  • Pearl millet flour(Bajra Flour) 1 Cup
  • Fenugreek leaves 1 Cup, washed and finely chopped
  • Garlic Powder ½ Tsp
  • Salt ½ Tsp
  • Green Chili 1 strip, finely chopped
  • Water as needed
To Prepare The Dough:
  • In a mixing bowl add bajra(pearl millet) flour, garlic powder, green chili, salt, and fenugreek leaves and mix well.
  • Now add hot water and knead to make a soft dough.

To Make Methi-Masala Bhakri:
  • Divide dough into equal parts and make a small ball from the divided dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the floor or rolling board and flatten dough ball by rolling with your palms, make it a round shape.
  • 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 at the upper side. 
  • Now, spread some water on bhakri 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). 
  • Lastly, spread some ghee(For a vegan version use vegan butter) if you like(Its totally optional).
  • Crispy, healthy, and tasty fenugreek masala bhakri is ready to serve. It goes well with any curry. Enjoy!!!

Tips To Make a Puffy and Crispy Bhakri:
  • Knead, knead, knead to make dough soft(it helps to make bhakri puffy).
  • 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 Comment :
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 130 calories, along with 24.8 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g dietary fiber, 1.5 g fats, and 5 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level. 

Health Benefits of Methi-Masala Bhakri:
  • It's rich in fiber and antioxidants, and it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body.
  • Aids digestion.
  • It's naturally vegan, gluten-free and non-allergenic and a  great grain/flatbread for sensitive individuals.
  • It has a relatively low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice.

Good Time To Eat:
            It is good to eat Methi-Masala Bhakri for breakfast,  lunch, and brunch.
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