The ingredients are :-
- 1) 1 ½ plain flour (maida), (you can even use whole meal flour.)
- 2) 1 cup chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves and / or other green leaves of your choice,
- 3) 3 tablespoon vegetable oil,
- 4) ½ teaspoon baking powder,
- 5) ½ teaspoon turmeric powder,
- 6) 1 teaspoon red chili powder,
- 7) 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder,
- 8) ½ teaspoon asafoetida,
- 9) ½ teaspoon black pepper powder,
- 10) ½ teaspoon sugar,
- 11) salt to taste,
- 12) Chat masala to sprinkle on top. (optional)
- 1) Take flour in a bowl, add 2 tablespoon oil, salt and baking powder to it. Mix well.
- 2) Adding little water, make a semi soft dough, cover and keep aside.
- 3) Chop the leaves and add remaining oil, salt and all other ingredients, except chat masala. Mix well and keep aside.
- 4) Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade.
- 5) Knead the dough till smooth and make two portions. Roll out each portion to oblong shape. Thickness should be around 2 mm.
- 6) By this time the methi leaves would have started releasing some juices. Divide the mixture into two parts. Spread one part over the rolled out dough. While spreading rub it with your fingers, so that the juices get absorbed in the dough.
- 7) Start rolling the dough from one end. Keep on pressing while rolling so that the roll is very tight. Press the roll again and give it a round shape.
- 8) Using a sharp knife, cut slices of the roll and lay them in a tray, lined with baking paper.
- 9) Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, till golden.
- 10) Cool in the tray itself and then sprinkle with chat masala (optional) and store in airtight box.
- 11) Will keep for 8 to 10 days.
These chakris taste of methi leaves. Do taste great with tea. The same recipe can be used for other greens, of your choice.
I have added sesame seeds also, these are optional.