Pearl Millet commonly known as Bajra in India is rich in essential compounds like protein, fibre, phosphorous, magnesium and iron. Due to its rich composition of minerals and proteins, Pearl Millet has many health benefits. Very essential in controlling diabetes, blood sugar levels and aids in digestion due to its high fibre.

This recipe is very essential for everyone but most helpful for diabetic patients. Its combination with fenugreek multiplies it nutritional value extremely beneficial during winters. So quickly lets get started.

Preparation time: 20 -25 mins


1 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 cup bajra (black millet) flour
1/4 cup jowar (white millet) flour
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp curds (dahi)
1 tbsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
5 tsp oil


  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 3 tsp of oil in a deep bowl to make a soft dough, using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 20 equal portions. Pat a portion of the dough into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter and 1 cm thick circle in between your palms.

  1. Place it on a hot tava (griddle). Pat and place 4 more such dhebras on the tava (griddle) at a time.
  2. Cook these 5 dhebras on a medium flame using ½ tsp of oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  3. Repeat the steps 3 and 4 to make more debras.
  4. Serve hot with fresh curds.


  1. You can also deep-fry these dhebras in hot oil till they turn golden brown in colour on both the sides.
  2. This can be stored in air tight containers and also enjoyed as a good evening or mid time snack.

Try them out and let me know how this turns out.


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