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nachni sesame khakhra is a jar snack which can be relished at any time of the day. Learn how to make healthy tasty nachni khakhra.

Nachni flour is also a healthy choice for diabetics and those with heart problems. This is because it is brimming with fiber which helps manage blood sugar and cholesterol levels. These healthy tasty nachni khakhra are good in between meal options as compared to the fried snacks loaded with calories and fat. 1 to 2 khakhra is the suggested serving size.

To make nachni sesame khakhra, combine all ingredients in a bowl and knead into a firm dough, using enough warm water. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Knead again using ¼ tsp of oil and divide it into 8 equal portions.

Roll out each portion into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter thin circle, using a little wheat flour for rolling. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each khakhra on a slow flame using ¼ tsp of oil till pink spots appear on both the sides. Continue cooking the khakhra on a slow flame, while pressing with a folded muslin cloth till it turns crisp and brown on both the sides. Serve nachni sesame khakhra immediately or store in an air-tight.

Our bones lose calcium as we age, and therefore a calcium-rich diet is extremely important to help regain the bone strength. Nachni or ragi is rich in calcium and including it as part of the daily diet helps build strong bones. These homemade ragi khakhra are enjoyable to eat and they also help ‘up’ your calcium and phosphorus levels! Each khakhra makes up 10% of the day's calcium and phosphorus requirement.

Pregnant women who need enough calcium through the nine months of gestation can also opt for thesenachni til khakhra . These khakhras are a good option for moms-to-be who often face nausea and vomiting as a dry snack as a wise choice then. Infact, these khakhras are a nourishing choice for growing kids’ tiffins as well.

Tips for nachni sesame khakhra. 1. Since the khakhras are cooked with minimal oil, cooking on a slow flame is a must to avoid burning. 2. As a healthy alternative, you can substitute ragi flour with jowar flour or bajra flour.

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Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe ) recipe - How to make Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 khakhras
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Ingredients

For Nachni Sesame Khakhra
1/2 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (til)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
2 1/4 tsp oil for kneading and cooking
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
Method
    Method
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and knead into a firm dough, using enough warm water. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Knead again using ¼ tsp of oil and divide it into 8 equal portions.
  3. Roll out each portion into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter thin circle, using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each khakhra on a slow flame using ¼ tsp of oil till pink spots appear on both the sides.
  5. Continue cooking the khakhra on a slow flame, while pressing with a folded muslin cloth till it turns crisp and brown on both the sides.
  6. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight

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  1. Like nachni sesame khakhra recipe | nachni til khakhra | homemade ragi khakhra | healthy tasty nachni khakhra | then see our collection of khakhra recipes. Khakhra are popular Gujarati dry snacks. They are thin, crispy and generally healthy as they are roasted on the tava without the use of fat or just minimal fat. The khakhra dough can be made with a myriad of flour, leafy greens, spices and condiments. You can make them in quantity and stored in a container. Also, they stay fresh for a long time and can be carried along. Infact, they are a perfect travel food too. Below are some of my personal favorite khakhra recipes :
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What is nachni sesame khakhra made off?

  1. What is nachni sesame khakhra made off? ragi sesame khakhra is made from 1/2 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta), 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (til), 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi), 1/2 tsp chilli powder, salt to taste, 2 1/4 tsp oil for kneading and cooking.

Why ragi is used?

  1. This is what ragi flour looks like.  In India, ragi is mostly grown and consumed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa. As a crop and after harvesting, ragi keeps extremely well and is seldom attacked by pests. This eliminates the need for chemical fertilisers and pesticides making it a safe food. It is also a cost-effective source of protein, iron, calcium and fibre, which makes it the preferred food of many communities. Notably, it is a rare source of the amino acid methionine. The whole grain of ragi is ground into flour and can be used in rotis, parathas, snacks etc. Let's see the benefits below.
  2. Ragi High in Protein : One cup of whole Ragi Flour (144 grams) gives about 10.3 grams of protein. Very good source for Vegetarian. Protein is cricital to manage the wear and tear of the cells in the body and help transport oxygen to various parts of the body.
  3. Ragi Benefits due to High Fiber : One cup of whole Ragi Flour gives about 16.1 grams of fibre. This fibre will keep you fuller for a longer time and avoid you from binge eating. Ragi flour being rich in insoluble fibre helps easy digestion and hence relieves constipation. Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water and goes through your stomach without being processed helping other foods move through your system and out. See benefits of ragi flour.

Why whole wheat flour is used ?

  1. This is what whole wheat flour looks like. Whole wheat flour is a powder made by grinding whole wheat grains. Whole wheat flour is brown in colour as it is derived from the complete kernel. It has a nutty-sweet flavor.
  2. Whole wheat flour good for bones : Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Use it innovatively to make Wheat Dosa - a South Indian delicacy.
     
  3. Being rich in Magnesium, whole wheat flour  contributes to many health benefits and will improve insulin response by lowering insulin resistance. Excellent for controlling blood sugar levels through the presence of Zinc also. See 11 benefits of whole wheat flour.

Tips for nachni sesame khakhra

  1. Since the khakhras are cooked with minimal oil, cooking on a slow flame is a must to avoid burning.
  2. As a healthy alternative, you can substitute ragi flour with jowar flour or bajra flour. 

Dough nachni sesame khakhra

  1. In a deep bowl put 1/2 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour.
  2. Add 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta).
  3. Add 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (til).
  4. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  5. Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Add 1 tsp oil to the dough.
  8. Add enough warm water to make a firm dough. We added 1/2 cup of warm water to the dough.
  9. Knead into a firm dough.
  10. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  11. This is how the dough looks after resting for 15 minutes.

Making nachni sesame khakhra

  1. To make nachni sesame khakhra recipe | nachni til khakhra | homemade ragi khakhra | healthy tasty nachni khakhra | shape the dough into a rope shape. This makes it easy to divide up.
  2. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Shape into round balls.
  3. Sprinkle a little whole wheat flour on the rolling board.
     
  4. Take one portion of dough, roll it in between your palms and flatten it on the rolling board.
     
  5. Roll out each portion into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter thin circle, using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease using ¼ tsp of oil.
  7. Place the rolled out Khakhra dough on the greased tava.
  8. Cook it.
  9. Flip over and grease the khakhra with a brush.
  10. Cook the bottom side of the khakhra.
  11. Keep flipping the nachni sesame khakhra | nachni til khakhra | homemade ragi khakhra | healthy tasty nachni khakhra | over a few times. Cook it by pressing down with a khakhra press or muslin cloth.
  12. Your nachni sesame khakhra | nachni til khakhra | homemade ragi khakhra | healthy tasty nachni khakhra | is ready.

How to make nachni khakhra in khakhra press

  1. There are many khakhra press available in the market they range from Rs 1800 to 2500 approx. we have used this machine. This is the preferred way to make nachni sesame khakhra made with khakhra press.
  2. This is how it looks from inside.  
  3. To make the handmade nachni sesame khakhra divide the dough into 8 equal portions.  
  4. Sprinkle a little flour on the rolling surface. 
  5. Take a portion of the dough and flatten it between your palms. Apply flour on top of the dough.
  6. Roll out each portion into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter thin circle, using a little wheat flour for rolling.
  7. Heat the khakhra press till hot. But make sure it is not red hot. Grease it with 1/4 tsp oil.
  8. Place the rolled khakhra in the khakhra press.
  9. Close the lid and cook for 10 seconds. We want it to be cooked very lightly. 
  10. Flip and cook again for 10 seconds apply ¼ tsp of ghee on each side.
  11. Cook and keep flipping 4 to 5 times. Or else the khakhra will get burnt and give a bitter taste. To make khakhra in the press is easier as it cooks evenly from all the sides.
  12. Repeat to make 7 more nachni sesame khakhra recipe | nachni til khakhra | homemade ragi khakhra | healthy tasty nachni khakhra |
  13. Cool and store the nachni sesame khakhra made with khakhra press in an air-tight container. 
  14. Serve nachni sesame khakhra made with khakhra press with curds to make a healthy Indian snack.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per khakhra
Energy84 cal
Protein2.1 g
Carbohydrates13 g
Fiber2.4 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.9 mg

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Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
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 on 05 Aug 20 07:14 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Mayya thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
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06 Aug 20 11:31 AM
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
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 on 03 Jul 20 04:32 PM


Great recipe!!!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
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04 Jul 20 12:14 PM
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
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 on 11 May 16 07:35 PM


how long do these last?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, They will stay fresh for atleast 5 days.
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12 May 16 03:02 PM
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
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 on 14 Apr 16 12:26 PM


I make this snack for my daughter''s short break and she and her friends always ask for more.... I am happy to give her a calcium rich treat for snacks which will help her build strong bones.
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
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 on 02 Mar 16 04:47 PM


Nice low calorie snack.
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
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 on 04 Oct 15 12:31 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please continue to review recipes which you have made and loved from tarladalal.com It will help thousands of food lovers to try the recipe based on your review.
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05 Oct 15 10:40 AM
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
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 on 30 Jan 12 11:19 AM


guilt free indulgence. they r nice crispy snacks.