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Old July 9th, 2002, 10:53 AM
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making these from scratch is is the recipe if you can make....

and if you cannot get it... tough luck... Ihave spent so many years here craving for khakhras. In the US we started receiving them in abundance just lately.

Ingredients for Khakhras

1 cup flour
salt to taste
3 tbsp. gheeMethod:

Sieve flour and salt.
Knead a soft pliable dough.
Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Divide portions into 1/3 size of pingpong balls.
Mould into a pattie, roll as thin as possible (wafer thin is good).
Use dry flour for dusting while rolling.
If you are not very fast, spread a clean bedsheet and put each round on it, as you roll.
Finish with all the dough.
Heat griddle and roast each round on it, lightly, on both sides.
Apply some ghee, rubbing two rounds against each other to coat both on one side.
Pile up, and cool for 10 minutes.

To make the khakhras:

Put one semiroasted round on warm griddle.
Use a thick, kitchen towel to press.
On low flame, press and roast, lightly moving it on griddle in a circular motion.
When one side is light golden and specky, flip and repeat for other side.
Repeat with all rounds. Pile onto a cloth as done.
Cool thoroughly before storing in an airtight container.
Serve with peanut chutney (refer index), or any other chutney or masala.
Drizzle a little melted ghee over khakhra, sprinkle chaat masala, or sandwich masala, and serve with tea.
Variation: One may add some masalas, or chillipowder, cuminpowder,etc. to flour while kneading, to Make masala khakhras.

Time saver: Khakhras can be prepared in advance, and stored for weeks ahead. This way you can plan It for quite a few days ahead. One may even use the khakhra roasting machine to make the crisp khakhras, after rotis are Done and semiroasted. It is commercially available in India. Making time: Khakhras: 45 minutes
Makes: 20-24 khakhras
Shelflife: 3 weeks (approx.)

Nutritive value per khakhra
Protein 0.50gm
Fat 0.07gms
Minerals 0.11gms
Fiber 0.07gms
Carbohydrates 2.89gms
Energy 32.9kcal
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