Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Gujarati Khakra Recipe

The land of gourmets, garba, gathiya and Gandhi…yes that’s Gujarat ! With Amitabh Bachan endorsing the the states tourism and appealing with the tag line "ek din to guzariye Gujarat mein" (Spend at least a in Gujarat), we are tempted to take a look at the flamboyance of the state, it's people and obviously it's cuisine.

Gujarat boasts of a rich culture and heritage. Though, with changing times the state has prospered and is on the path of development, its people are strongly bound by their ancient value system.

The state has been blessed with a rich tradition of performing arts. The various song, dance and drama forms practiced in Gujarat are famous throughout India. The famous garba (dance type) is something every Gujarati will break into when expressing happiness.

Simple, practical, sweet, Gujarati cuisine truly reflects the heart of the state and it's people.
Gujarati cuisine is one of the the oldest culinary treasures of India and is primarily vegetarian.  

Today let us all celebrate the flamboyance of Gujarati food with Khakra recipe. 
Khakra is the staple snack always available in every Gujarati household. It's light and crispy so much that you just can't stop with one.


  1. Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) - 1  1/2 cup
  2. salt to taste
  3. Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp


  • Combine the flour, salt and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into very thin rounds with help of a little flour.
  • Cook each khakhra lightly for a few seconds on both sides on a tawa (griddle).
  • Apply a little oil and cook again on a slow flame until crisp using little pressure with help of a cloth.
  • Remove from the flame and allow to cool.
  • Store in an air-tight jar.