Indian breads, Main Course

Methi Jowari Bhakri | GF and Vegan | Fenugreek and Sorghum Flatbread

Changing lifestyles, one meal at a time can be rewarding. There was a time when baking white bread (or actually eating them regularly for sandwiches) used to be my favourite. I still love the aroma of baking bread, don’t get me wrong. But eating them on a regular basis isn’t happening, both for health and awareness reasons.

Its the start of a bright new year, and my friends and me at VEGAN GF Group bring you Gluten Free Indian flatbreads this month. Join us as we explore many Indian Flatbreads that are traditionally part of the Indian Cuisine.  

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t’s an easy, healthy and nutritious flatbread that’s vegan and gluten free. I had already posted jowar Bhakri with ennegayi (a North Karnataka speciality) earlier. This is a take on the same flatbread but enriched with iron and calcium rich fresh methi (or fenugreek) which are so abundantly available in the winters.

The little one and me are quite fond of Bhakri for dinner so I make this often. Of course patting this requires a bit of practice and patience , so give this a try often to get the perfect flatbread.

Other GF Flatbreads are:

Multigrain Thalipeeth – GF, Vegan flatbread

Sabbakki Soppu Thalipitta ~ North Karnataka Special ~ Flatbread recipe

How to make Makki di Roti – Punjabi Flatbread

Ragi Rotti / Fillet Millet Roti / Nachni Roti

Masala Akki Rotti | Spiced flattened rice bread

Sajjige Rotti | ಸಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ರೊಟ್ಟಿ | Easy Breakfast from Mangalore

Prep time – 15 Mins , cook time – 10 Mins, makes 4 servings 

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You need:


1 cup = 200 ml

Jowar flour – 1.5 cups

Fresh Methi leaves – 1/2 cup (chopped fine)

Ajwain / carrom seeds – 1/8 tsp 

Salt – to taste 

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Hot water to make the dough

Oil – 1/4 tsp for each bhakri

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How to:

Chop the methi leaves and sprinkle little salt for 3-4 mins, squeeze out excess water. In a flat plate, add the flour, sprinkle of salt, methi leaves and ajwain. mix well for 1-2 mins with your hands. Add hot water as needed, and make a stiffish dough.

On a greased plastic sheet / parchment / banana leaf, pinch out the dough and pat down with your hands. Dip hands in water to ease the patting down. Make a circular disc of 7-8 inches diameter

Cook on a hot griddle / tava on both sides, drizzling little oil. 

Serve hot with any pickle / Curd for a healthy meal

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18 Comments

  1. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Kalyani, love the addition of the methi to the jowar bhakri. I have been using a lot of whole grains for the past few months and have been mixing them with wheat flour to make own multi grain aata. I am yet to try sorghum flour by itself. I will be making this soon.

    • Thank you Sandhya ! Fresh Methi adds a special flavour to this bhakri. do try and let me know how you liked it.

  2. Want to know the vegan curd option here.

    • Ritu – Curd is not used to make this bhakri. But if you're asking for a vegan accompaniment, you can try rice yoghurt or cashew yoghurt. Please do try this and let me know how you liked it !

  3. Wow! Nice option. Is there a time tested recipe link for the same? In the last sentence in recipe it says can be served with pickle /curd for a healthy meal. Hence asked for a vegan curd option.
    Looking forward for a link for rice yoghurt/cashew yoghurt kalyani

    • I havent made any vegan curd at home, but google / youtube should give you lots of options, Ritu ! hope this helps..

  4. Healthy and delicious. Love jowar parathas. I've made with chopped onion and coriander. Like your recipe with fresh fenugreek. Methi Jowar Bhakri is a must try recipe.

  5. Oh these methi jowari bhakhri sounds perfect for breakfast or dinner. Adding fresh methi must make this dish so tasty.

  6. This is a very healthy breakfast. I have it for brunchh as it is quite filling. Looks so yummy

  7. Wonderful addition of methi to jowar bhari. I love the idea n will definitely be trying it out. I do agree adding gluten free millets is definitely healthier. Love it.

  8. preethi'scuisine

    Jowari methi bhakri looks irresistible. It is so flavorful with fresh methi. Love this healthy recipe. Perfect breakfast option to include millet in our diet.

  9. preethi'scuisine

    Jowari methi bhakri looks irresistible. It is so flavorful with fresh methi. Love this healthy recipe. Perfect breakfast option to include millet in our diet.

  10. Home Cooked food

    lovely jowari bhakri with addditon of methi in it, since I love methi, used it year around fresh or dried. perfect for any meal.

  11. Super aagidhe… taste and nutrition overload . Jowar and methi combination sounds delicious

  12. Jowar bhakri looks tasty with the addition of methi leaves in it. I must make this one sometime, make a different version.

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