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What’s Healthy? Ragi Pump­kin Khakhra

Prepa­ra­tion time: 30 min­utes Cook­ing Time: 10 min­utes Serves: 3 Khakhra orig­i­nates from the Gu­jarati cui­sine and is known as vege­tar­ian cracker served dur­ing break­fast or as a snack. Khakhra can be made in sev­eral va­ri­eties in­clud­ing ragi and other mil­lets, and can be en­joyed with pickle or chut­ney.

In­gre­di­ents Ragi flour, 60 gms; wheat flour, 30 gms; soy flour, 5 gms; peanut flour, 5 gms; yel­low pump­kin paste, 100 gms; oil, 5 gms; salt to taste; jeera (crushed)

Method l Mix all the dry flours with the pump­kin paste. l Add oil and knead the dough for 7 min­utes and rest for an­other 15 min­utes. l Take small balls of the dough, roll into very thin cir­cu­lar sheets and rest them for 5-10 min­utes. l Heat a grid­dle pan and roast them one by one on both sides, press­ing con­tin­u­ously to pre­vent them from fluff­ing up.

Recipe cour­tesy: Agri­cul­ture De­part­ment, Gov­ern­ment of Kar­nataka, as part of the In­ter­na­tional Or­gan­ics and Mil­lets Trade Fair 2019

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