Bhakri is a crispy biscuit like wheat flour flat Indian bread, topped with lots of ghee
Bhakri is a famous dish of maharastrians, gujuratis, rajasthanis. Bhakri is made from wheat flour, bajra flour , jowar flour etc. Today I have made bhakri using wheat flour. To make bhakris in specific we use coarse wheat flour. However living outside India I do not have a option for a coarse wheat flour. So just used regular wheat flour. In simple words bhakri is a thicker and crispier version of roti.
Other than aloo paratha, gobi paratha, methi thepla, pudina paratha, roti chivda I also prefer making bhakri for breakfast. Bhakri is also a good option for healthy breakfast. If you are a weight watcher you can exclude the ghee from this recipe. At my home bhakri is made at dinner with rasedaar(gravy) potato & onion sabzi. I use the leftover bhakri's to make bhakri pizza a super hit dish in my kitchen, do try it out.
I get a lot of compliments from my house as i make bhakri's golden brown in color. And plus they are crispy like biscuits. Even my MIL loves my hand made bhakris. It's huge compliment and achievement when your teacher praises you.
This is the recipe I had shared with one of my friends. She frequently makes it for her kids for breakfast and they love it.
The key to make a crispy bhakri lies in kneading the dough. The dough should be firm and hard compared to roti. The bhakri should be well dry roasted by applying little pressure to give it a nice light golden brown color.
It is a staple food of farmers and they generally eat it with green chillies and onions. However I prefer eating it with curd and pickle.
Tips to make crispy bhakri
- Add the specified amount of oil & ghee to make nice crispy bhakri's from outside and soft from inside.
- The dough for bhakri should be hard and stiff.
- At my home bhakris are made up of just wheat flour, however you can combine other flour like wheat flour & jowar. It's a nice multigrain option.
- My friends do sometimes add cumin, ginger, garlic or methi to enhance the flavors. You can also try it out.
- To make sure bhakri is cooked evenly apply proper pressure while roasting.
- Always cook the bhakri on medium flame, otherwise the outer layer will be brown quickly but raw in the inside.
So lets proceed step by step for making bhakri
In a wide bowl combine wheat flour, salt, oil and ghee
Knead it to a firm dough by adding little water. Cover it and keep it aside.
Preheat an skillet. Take a lemon size portion of the dough
Roll out each portion into a flat circle
With the help of rolling pin make these marks on the flat bread.
Cook each rolled portion of the bhakri dough on both sides on medium flame. Cook just till very light brown as seen below in the picture.
Now with the help of a cloth apply pressure and cook till the bhakri is golden brown color
Bhakri is ready.
Apply lots of ghee(optional)
Serve with green chillies
Hot & crispy like biscuit bhakris are ready. Serve it hot with curd and pickle.
Recipe of Bhakri
|Bhakri is an crispy biscuit like wheat flour Indian flat bread, topped with lots of ghee|
- 2 cups Wheat Flour
- 1 tablespoon Ghee(Clarified Butter)
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- Salt to Taste
- In a wide bowl, combine flour, salt, oil and ghee.
- Knead it to a firm dough by adding little water. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes.
- Preheat an iron skillet. Take lemon size portion from the dough. Roll out each portion into a flat circle
- With the help of rolling pin make these marks on the flat bread.
- Cook each rolled portion of the bhakri dough on both sides on medium flame. Cook just till very light brown
- Now with the help of a cloth apply pressure and cook till the bhakri is golden brown color
- Bhakri is ready. Apply lots of ghee and serve hot
To use your leftover bhakris make bhakri pizza