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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