How to make Khakhra in the traditional way

Khakhra is a crusty and crispy Gujarati recipe rich in protein, vitamins, iron, and fiber. It has all the benefits of wheat and the best tea time snack.

Various ways to prepare khakhra

In a traditional way:

Traditionally the khakhra’s are prepared just with whole wheat flour (ghehu ka aata), salt and water best served with white butter and red chilli powder.

Khakhra recipe

To prepare Crispier Khakra’s:

You can add 4-5 tbsp of oil or ghee to the Khakhra dough to prepare crispier and tastier khakhra’s. Obviously, by adding oil content, it’s taste increases. And this khakhra is most loved by older people as they’ll face problem munching the harder khakhra’s.

To prepare masala (spicy) Khakhra’s

In the above prepared crispier khakhra’s you can also add various spices to make it more lip-smacking and delicious. In the khakhra dough add a half teaspoon of red chilli powder, a pinch of hing (asafetida), 1/4 teaspoon garam masala and a pinch of haldi (turmeric) powder.

How to Eat Khakhra’s

Usually, Khakhra is eaten with a spread of white butter over it and a sprinkle of salt and chilli powder. Masala Khakhras can be eaten with or without butter too.


As a Healthy Tea Time Snack:

When hunger strikes this, delicious snack is the best rescue and can be eaten with tea and without tea. This tea and khakhra combo are so good that I can’t even tell you. You have to try this and experience yourself. You can prepare dozens of khakhra’s in advance and store them in an airtight container. This beautiful recipe will keep khakhra’s fresh for more than 15 days or so.


For kids, this can be the most healthy and tasty snack ever. If your kids don’t eat roti then no worries put this khakhra infront of them and they’ll finish it in no time. One khakhra is as good as one roti. You can also try making different versions of it and see for yourself what works best for them.


As the khakhra is the best staple food of Gujarat and can be kept fresh for up to 15 -20 days therefore it is the best travel companion. Masala Khakhras are even better companion because butter and spice addition is not required over them. Just grab one while feeling hungry and that mid-meal hunger is sorted out 🙂

how to make khakhra

Storage and Usage Time

Store the khakhra’s in an airtight container and these khakhra’s can eaten for up to 20 days. So prepare them in advance and the tension of the whole family’s of mid hunger meal and tea time snacks is sorted out

Nutrient value and Calorie per Khakhra

There are around 60 calories in 1 plain khakhra where fat content is 0.66 grams, carbs are 13.01 grams, and protein 2.64 grams.

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How to make Khakhra | Traditional Ta
how to make khakhra
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minute
Cook Time 15 minute
Passive Time 15 minute
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minute
Cook Time 15 minute
Passive Time 15 minute
how to make khakhra
  1. Combine whole wheat flour, salt and water in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough.
    Khakhra dough
  2. Cover with a lid or cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 6-8 equal portions and roll out each portion into the round thinnest roti possible. Use a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
    thin roti for khakhra
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook khakhra on the slow flame from both sides.
  5. Continue to cook khakhra on the slow flame from both sides, while pressing with the help of folded muslin cloth until crisp and little brown spots appear.
    cooking of khakhra
  6. Prepare similarly the remaining khakhras and let the khakhras get cooled and store them in an airtight container.


  1. Am a south Indian and this recipe is totally new to me! Your pics tempting me to try! Thanks for sharing.

    1. forkfulofhappiness says:

      I’m glad you loved it 🙂

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