Monday, August 27, 2012

Magge Bhakri (Yellow Cucumber Flat Bread)

Magge Bhakri is another popular Konkani flat bread. In konkani, magge means yellow cucumber. The addition of grated yellow cucumber makes it very unique in its taste. 

My mother used to make it once in a while and she used to say that it was her mother's favorite. You can also try another variety of dosa made using yellow cucumber- Magge Surnali. But this bhakri needs no fermentation and hence you needn't plan a day ago to make this.

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Grated Yellow Cucumber- 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut, Fresh/Frozen- 3 Tbsp
  • Ginger, grated- 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar- 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli, chopped- 2
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil/ Ghee- For frying


Remove the seeds and peel of the yellow cucumber . Then grate it.
Soak the rice for two hours. Drain the water completely and then grind it until rice rava is formed (the rice grains should not be too coarse/ fine). Now transfer this to a mixing bowl.
Then add rest of the ingredients mentioned above except oil and give a good mix. The rice mixture is ready to make bhakris.

Now start heating a tawa on a medium flame. Then place a small amount of mixture (size of a ball) and then start spreading it with the help of your hand.

Sprinkle little oil/ ghee over the bhakri. Once the base turns golden brown, flip the bhakri so that it gets a golden brown color on other side as well.

Once done, transfer it to a plate. Magge Bhakri is ready!!

Serve it hot along with chutney, chutney powder or any spicy curry of your choice. Above measurement makes 5-6 bhakris.