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Bajra Methi Puri

This bajra-methi Puri recipe is simple with bajra (pearl millet) flour, fresh fenugreek leaves and spices. Puris are deep fried puffed Indian bread enjoyed as a snack or a main with a curry. Bajra and fenugreek both are winter crops, making this the perfect seasonal recipe. Omit the whole wheat flour for a gluten-free bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 106kcal


  • 1 cup bajra/ pearl millet flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup fresh fenugreek leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger (grated or use ginger powder)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder optional
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Oil for deep frying


  • In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients, except for oil. Using your fingers mix everything together. Since fenugreek leaves are wet, they tend to stick together so I prefer mixing the dry ingredients well before kneading them into a dough.
  • Using warm water, knead the flour mixture into a tight dough. Be careful to add water little by little.
  • Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into small lime size balls.
  • Heat oil in a deep kadhai/wok.
  • Roll each bajra dough ball into an approx 4” circle. Use a plastic sheet (the same way as in Bajra roti recipe). I couldn’t get all my Puris to be perfect circles which is fine as they taste perfect no matter what the shape!
  • Carefully put each rolled Puri into the hot oil and fry till it puffs up and is golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove on an absorbent kitchen towel to soak excess oil.
  • Serve hot with your favourite curry.


  • Use only bajra/ pearl millet flour for a completely gluten-free Puri.
  • If you find it difficult to roll, it maybe because the dough is too soft. Add a little more flour to the dough.
  • You can also use dried fenugreek in the recipe and/or other green leafy vegetable.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.1g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 1.6g