How to make Nachni Bhakri -

High in protein nachni bhakri is extremely nutritious and at the same time tasty too.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Nachni/ragi (नाचनी / रागी), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Breads

Nachni Bhakri

Nachni Bhakri Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Nachni Bhakri Recipe

  • Nachni/ragi flour 1½ cups + for dusting

  • Salt to taste

  • Sesame seeds (til) toasted 1 tablespoon

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Put ragi flour in aparat, add salt and sesame seeds, reserving some for later use, and mix. Add sufficient warm water, little by little, and knead into soft dough.

Step 2

Divide dough into eight equal portions and roll them into balls. Dust the working table with flour and flatten each ball with your hand and gently spread intobhakris. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick tawa, put abhakri on the tawa. Sprinkle some water on the bhakri so that the edges donot become dry.

Step 4

When the water dries up, flip the bhakri and cook, turning sides, till it is evenly cooked on both sides. Put the bhakri directly on the flame to puff it up. Similarly cook the remaining bhakris.

Step 5

Arrange them on a serving plate, drizzle ghee on them and serve hot with your choice of sabzi.

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