How to Introduce Bhakri to Kids?

Posted on May 19th, 2024 07:21 PM


1 cup organic sprouted bajra flour

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 tsp finely chopped green leaves (like coriander or spinach)

1 tsp organic cumin seeds

1 tsp organic fennel seeds

1 cup Methi (fenugreek) leaves, finely chopped

Salt to taste

Healthy organic cooking oil (mustard oil or groundnut oil) for cooking


  1. Prepare the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the organic sprouted bajra flour, finely chopped onion, green leaves, organic cumin seeds, organic fennel seeds, and finely chopped Methi leaves.

  • Add salt according to taste. Mix all the ingredients well to ensure even distribution.

  1. Knead the Dough:

  • Gradually add water to the mixture and knead it into a tight dough. The dough should be pliable but not too soft.

  • If the dough feels too sticky, you can add a little more flour to adjust the consistency.

  1. Divide and Shape:

  • Divide the dough into small portions, roughly the size of a lemon.

  • Take one portion and shape it into a ball, then flatten it slightly to form a small disc.

  1. Roll or Tap:

You have two options here:

  • Roll Method: Place a portion of the dough between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to roll it out into a thin, round bhakri.

  • Tap Method: Alternatively, you can use your hands to gently tap and press the dough ball into a flat, round shape directly on a clean surface. Sprinkle a little dry flour to prevent sticking if needed.

  1. Cooking:

  • Heat a non-stick skillet or tawa over medium heat. Place the rolled or tapped bhakri gently onto the heated skillet.

  • Cook for a minute or two on one side until you start seeing small bubbles forming on the surface. Flip it over and cook the other side until both sides are golden brown and crispy.

  • Brush a little organic cooking oil (mustard oil or groundnut oil) on both sides while cooking for added flavour and crispiness.

  1. Serve:

  • Once cooked, transfer the bhakri to a plate.

  • Serve hot with a side of yogurt, chutney, or any favourite dip.


  • Encourage your kids to get involved in the kitchen. They can help with shaping the dough balls or rolling out the bhakris (under supervision).

  • You can adjust the spiciness according to your kids' preferences by adding or reducing the amount of green chilies or other spices.

  • Bhakri pairs well with various dishes such as sabzi (vegetable curry), dal (lentil soup), or even with a spread of butter or ghee for a simple yet tasty snack.