Whole Wheat Spicy Methi Crisps

It has been over a year that I have made any kind of fried food at home. Except for the ocassional meal at a friends house or so, I have completely avoided fried foods since last Diwali and it wasn't as difficult or impossible as I thought it would be. But it is that time of the year again and a perfect excuse to indulge in everything I have been denying myself.
I always make Murukku and Ribon Pakoda, two of my favorite snacks. I addition to those, we have one more snack this year, these methi chips, which is really just crispy fried thepla. They are just the perfect evening snack, spicy and crunchy!

Spicy Methi Crisps

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup gram flour/ besan
1 tsp red chili powder, or to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2 pinches asafoetida
1 1/2 cups fresh methi leaves, chopped
2 tbs oil
salt to taste

oil to deep fry

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add enough water to form a stiff dough. Divide into small portions. Roll out each ball as thin as possible and cut into squares. Separate the squares and deep fry on medium high heat until light brown and crisp. Cool and store in an airtight container.


  1. that sure is one way of healthy eating (forgetting about frying part..he he) with tea in the evening :)..

  2. Tat looks so crunchy and flavorful. Nice clicks

  3. Crunchy munchy crips, would love to grab and have some.

  4. Poornima these crisps looks so good and i this this is the spice version to diamond cuts :) yum and the second, third click i love

  5. wow these looks so crispy, feels like munching some...luvd them...sure going to try em soon.

  6. Ahh they look perfect with cuppa of tea! Good one!

  7. thanks for that comment on my other blog (which is technically the first blog i started but has now been abandoned) :)

    the blue board is so so pretty, i love it :)

  8. loved the methi crisps as well as the blue board :-) happy diwali to you and your family poornima.

  9. Just finished making these (without methi) and they are really crispy!

    I have wanted to make these for a long time and "whole wheat" made it more "attractive".

    Thank you for this healthy snack recipe!!!

    Happy Diwali to you and your family....

  10. woww.. these crisps look so good.. yummm!!

  11. Happy Diwali!! And now I am craving a cuppa chai with this methi crisps at a hotel room. Le sigh :D

  12. I’ve been raking my brain thinking of a new and great homemade Diwali gift, that wasn’t cookies. These crisps, who wouldn’t love that!thank you.

  13. This crisps looks so gud!! I have methi, will try for sure !!

  14. I love these savoury snacks, check out my baked version. Let me know what you think.

  15. Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes.


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