Tarla Dalal Favourite Recipe - Methi Makai Dhebra - Tea Time Snack

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Nov. 06, 2017

Dhebra is an Indian bread, popular in Gujarati cuisine. It is made of bajra flour, alone or together with other flours, and is often perked up with different ingredients like spices and herbs. Here is an appetizing Methi Makai Dhebra, made with a mix of maize, bajra and other flours. A large assortment of ingredients like fenugreek leaves, sesame seeds, ginger and green chilli pastes, and more, go into the dough, giving the Dhebra a mind-blowing flavour. Although the ingredients are many, they are all common, everyday ingredients sure to be found in your kitchen, so any day you find some time, you can pop into the kitchen and make this mouth-watering Dhebra to accompany your evening tea.


Finely chopped fenugreek leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) (methi)
Maize flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (makai ka atta)
Bajra flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (black millet)
Whole wheat flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (gehun ka atta)
Semolina 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (rava/sooji)
Jowar flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (white millet)
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon (haldi)
Sesame seed 1 1/2 Teaspoon (til)
Green chilli paste 2 Teaspoon
Ginger paste 1/2 Teaspoon (adrak)
Garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon (lehsun)
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon (hing)
Curd 2 Tablespoon (dahi)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (For deep frying)



1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi- soft dough using enough water.

2. Divide the dough into 30 equal portions.

3. Pat a portion of the dough into a 50 mm. (2) diameter and 1 cm thick circle in between your palms.

4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few dhebras at a time on a medium low flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. You can deep-fry 6 to 7 dhebras at a time.


5.Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container and consume within 2 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 15