Rotli na Khakra

Khakra are thin and crispy cracker or snack made from Indian Flat bread. Although there are varieties of Khakras availabe in the market by different brands, Rotli na Khakra is a family favorite. The crunch of home made Khakra takes me back to my childhood when my mom would carry these Khakras during our travel. We would enjoy these khakras with ghee and peanut chutney and it would be the best combination ever. Even today my entire family enjoys these khakras and my mother in law or mom always makes a stack of these khakras for us. Checkout the recipe below and enjoy them.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, snacks
Cuisine gujarati, Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup water or as needed to knead the dough
  • 2 tsp olive oil to knead the dough
  • Salt only if needed
  • 4-5 tsp ghee to apply over the roti once cooked

Instructions
 

  • Use wholewheat flour and make the dough semisoft
  • Add room temperature water as needed to combine the dough
  • I skip oil or ghee when combining the flour and only use it when kneading the dough
  • Once the dough is combined, it may be little sticky and at that point use some oil and knead the dough
  • Use your fingers and palm of your hands to knead the dough till it is soft and smoothe
  • I put a 5 minute timer for myself to knead the dough and it works every time
  • Once the dough is ready, cover it with soft cloth or kitchen towel and leave it for 5 - 10 minutes
  • After 5-10 minutes, check the dough if it is too soft add more flour and too hard then add little water and re knead it for 1-2 minutes
  • Divide the dough in equal portions and flatten them into small disc
  • Use dry flour and dip the mini discs into the dry flour on both sides
  • Using a rolling pin, apply light pressure and start rolling the dough
  • When you have rolled it 3-4 times or you are halfway into forming complete roti shape, dip it in flour one more time cover both sides and dusting excess flour off
  • Start rolling the dough using light pressure and slowly moving hand in circular motion with the rolling pin, the sides should be thinner compare to the center
  • Once it is flat and thin it is ready to be cooked
  • Turn on a flat iron pan on high heat and have the ghee ready to apply over roti once it is cooked
  • Once the pan is heated change the heat to medium
  • Cook the roti on the pan for 10 seconds and let the roti bubble
  • Once it bubbles then flip on the other side and cook it for little longer until the roti bubbles
  • Once it bubbles use tongs to hold roti and remove the pan and place the roti directly on the flame till it fluffs up, flip and do the same (this process should take only few seconds on each side)
  • If you don’t have stove and are using electric or induction, use a soft cotton cloth or paper towel to press the roti on the edges and in middle with light pressure so it fluffs up
  • Take the roti out of heat and apply ghee and continue the same process for remaining roti and make a pile of the rotis
  • If you have a tortilla maker or roti maker, you can use it to make khakra. Plug the tortilla maker and press the rotli with light pressure for 30 seconds , flip the rotli on other side and apply light pressure and press it down for 30 seconds and the Khakra will be ready
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degree Fahrenheit and place the rotli on the air fryer. You can Air fry for 3-4 minutes and flip them on the other side and air fry for the same time till they are crispy and brown. Every air fryer works differently so watch the rotlis closely to make sure they don’t get burned. We used @brevilleusa air fryer to make them
  • Use a cast iron pan on medium heat and using medium pressure press the rotli with potato masher or spatula. Press all the sides and flip the rotli and do the same till it becomes crispy. Can use the a wooden presser that is used to make bhakri
Keyword gujarati flat bread, khakra, khakras, leftover rotli, rotli na khakra