Homemade Methi Khakhra

Popular in Gujarati and Rajasthani households, this crispy cracker is perfect for when the snack cravings hit. Add the methi leaves in the mix, and you have a healthy and homemade snack ready for you to munch away.

By Dr. Lakshmi K
01 Apr 2020

Fenugreek leaves or methi play a great role in helping you meet your daily requirements of Vitamin K, C and calcium in moderation. These aromatic and bitter leaves can instantly enhance flavour, and are used in many cuisines globally, especially in Indian curries and snacks. Incidentally, fenugreek leaves grow well in warm and hot climates, so they can also be grown at home.


Some types of allergies or inflammation of the respiratory tract can be easy to treat by using fenugreek leaves in meals. Fenugreek leaves also have a high capacity to reduce the bad cholesterol in the body. Along with reducing the LDL ("bad" cholesterol) and triglycerides in the body, methi also helps to avoid heart diseases by improving and stimulating healthy cholesterol levels.


Methi, being low in calories, can be ideal for those looking to keep a check on their weight. It also has soluble fibre, which keeps you satiated for a long time.


Homemade Methi Khakhra - Full Recipe

Here is how you can make your own methi khakhra at home.

  • 6
  • 167
    K calories
  • 30
  • 5/10

Easy Steps


Preheat the oven to 150°C.


Wash the methi leaves, pat dry, and then finely chop them.


In a medium-sized bowl, add all the dry ingredients one by one. Combine the mixture until a crumble forms.


Next, add water as required and knead the mixture into a dough. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes in the bowl.

Ingredients List
  • Whole wheat flour: 1 cup
  • Chickpea flour: ½ cup
  • Green chilli: 1
  • Ginger: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Cooking soda: 1 pinch
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Methi (fenugreek leaves): ½ cup
  • Water: ½ cup

After 30 minutes, flatten the dough slowly with a rolling pin and cut into thin papad or chapati-like circles.
Expert tip: To ensure that the khakhra becomes crispy, crunchy, and flavourful, keep the khakras nice and thin.


Place the khakhras in an ovenproof dish and bake for 20 minutes. Let it cool.


The methi khakhras are now ready to be served. Enjoy this snack with a pickle or chutney of your choice.

Nutritive Value
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Fibre: 24g



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