Bhakri (Indian Unleavened Rice Bread) Recipe

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Prasanna Sankhe

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 2 1/4 cups rice flour (divided)

  • 1 cup water

  • Kosher salt


  1. Combine 2 cups rice flour, water, and salt, and knead, adding more water or flour as necessary to create a dough that is pliable but not sticky. Continue kneading for 5 minutes. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rest 5 minutes. Divide dough into 4 balls. Dust a rolling board and pin with remaining flour. Roll each ball into a round about 1/8-inch thick.

  2. Heat a bare cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Place one rolled out bhakri on the hot skillet and press down lightly with spatula. Cook for 1 minute, then use a thin metal spatula to carefully flip. Use a clean kitchen cloth to firmly dab the bhakri on the skillet around its edges and center. Flip again and repeat dabbing with the cloth. Remove when small brown spots appear on both sides and the bhakri has puffed slightly. Serve immediately with any curry/lentil soup of your choice or fried/scrambled egg.

Special equipment

Mixing bowl, Cast iron skillet

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
325 Calories
1g Fat
71g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 325
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 68mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)