Methi Na Dhebra | Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra

Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra

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Methi Na Dhebra or Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra is an Indian flatbread made with pearl millet with fresh fenugreek leaves and spices. This is a staple gujarati dish and loved by all. Dhebra has a good shelf life as it is cooked with ghee in amount.

First of all, this bread has good shelf life, as a result, these are packed for traveling and enjoyed. Similarly to this roti, we have another version made in Andhra. It certainly makes it easy for us to like this roti.

Certainly being a winter crop, the Pearl Millet flour is good to be consumed during this period. With fresh fenugreek leaves available, it is only natural that these two ingredients are added together. Bajra flour is a gluten free and is very healthy. The Gujaratis call it Rotla and uses fresh green garlic to make a rustic meal.

During our visit to Vaishali’s home, she got us to see how the locals make these rotla with their palms. It is surely an art to get this rolled out properly. Methi or fenugreek is a leafy vegetable with excellent health benefits. We use it a lot in our cooking and it is rich in iron and calcium. A combination of bajra and methi makes the Dhebra a very nutritious flatbread.

Today’s featured recipe in the Gujarati Dhebra aur Sabzi Thali is the Methi Dhebra. Even more, since I didn’t know about the Nasta concept, I made it for dinner served with Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi, Gujarati Moong Dal, Batata Nu Shaak and Dry Fruits Shrikhand. In SYL, its bread from Rajasthan.

In SYl, its another flatbread from Rajasthan.

Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra

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Ingredients Used to make this Methi Na Dhebra:

First of all, freshly milled bajra flour works best for this roti. Even more, finally adding the fresh methi leaves make this a very healthy and nutritious roti.
Add warm water to knead the flour as it helps in binding this gluten free flour and to make it more tasty, we can add different spices to this flour.
Patting the balls down on a greased plastic sheet will help. If you are using dry flour, with practice you can roll it between your palm.
Finally, these rotis are prepared with ghee, you can actually be liberal so that these rotis stay good for a longer period.

Serving Suggestions:

You can serve the plain Dhebra with different side dishes. Methi Dhebra goes very well with pickles and chutneys.
Side dishes like Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi, Gujarati Moong Dal, Batata Nu Shaak can be served on the side.

Bajri Methi Dhebra

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Methi Na Dhebra | Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra
Methi Na Dhebra or Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra is an Indian flatbread made with pearl millet with fresh fenugreek leaves and spices. This is a staple gujarati dish and loved by all. Dhebra has a good shelf life as it is cooked with ghee in amount. This bread is also one that they carry while traveling.
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Cuisine Gujarat
By Cook Method Deep Fried
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Millets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes for each
Servings
medium
Ingredients
Cuisine Gujarat
By Cook Method Deep Fried
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Millets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes for each
Servings
medium
Ingredients
Gujarati Methi Na Dhebra
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Rating: 0
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Instructions
  1. Clean and wash the fresh fenugreek leaves.
  2. I use the stems if it is tender, else discard.
  3. Chop the leaves very fine and drain it in a colander.
  4. In a mixing bowl, take all the ingredients along with the chopped leaves and mix well.
  5. Slowly add water and knead to a stiff dough.
  6. Divide into equal balls and get ready to pat it down.
  7. You can pat it into thick rotis on a greased plastic sheet or you can pat it between your palms.
  8. Make sure you dip your palm wet and handle the dough.
  9. Heat the tawa and grease well.
  10. Carefully place the roti over it and cook on both sides.
  11. Normally when you use plastic sheets, you can lift the sheet in your left hand and flip over the patted roti on your hand palm and place over the hot tawa.
  12. Else if we use banana leaf, we can directly invert over the tawa and remove.
  13. Drizzle oil/ghee over the dhebra and cook well.
  14. Ghee is normally added to dishes prepared with methi as it balances the bitter taste.
  15. Cook till brown spots appear all over.
Recipe Notes

I read that we can make these Dhebras ever smaller in size and deep fry too.


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3 comments

  1. Valli,it is an art to make both Dhebra and Rotla . The rotlas are plain simple bajri ones which are really thick.

    Dhebras can be served for dinner too , with changing times who has the time to enjoy them as a snack.

    The complete thali looks super inviting!

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