At present mostly Khakhra are made by hand, using traditional methods. This process requires a lot of time and consumes a lot of oil or ghee and gas. We need to depend on workers. In addition, the quality cannot be maintained uniformly because there arises difference from hand-to-hand of different workers. Moreover, this process is not so hygienic.Therefore hand made khakhra are not so hygienic and taste & quality are not easy to maintain. The production cost is also very high.
Whereas the Khakhra made from Semi Automatic Machine are hygienic, and of good quality. Uniform taste and quality is maintained in machine. The production cost is also comparatively low.
The hand made khakhra making process is time consuming and expensive. So at the most, 5 kg of Khakhra can be prepared in 8 hrs by 2 workers can. Whereas in machine 12kgs t0 40kgs of Khakhra can be easily prepared by 2 workers in 8 hrs. (Depending on capacity of machine.)
The hand making process requires hard work and skill from the workers. Special care has to be taken to roast it at proper temperature. However, in Automatic machine no such care needs to be taken. The complete process becomes very easy. We just have to place the dough balls and then they are automatically passed through machine rolled and roasted.
Savings in Raw Materials...
In hand making process additional flour is needed to prevent the sticking of doe in rolling pan. However, this is not required in machine. During roasting on pan, only one side is roasted and other is open to air. This consumes more heat and the oil or ghee is wasted more as it evaporates in air. However, in machine both side are simultaneously roasted. Therefore, this saves heat and the oil required is less in this process.
Hygine & Quality
Khakhra made in machine are completely hygienic. During complete process, there is very low need to touch with hands. So machine made khakhra are hygienic, good quality and low fat. So they are also suitable for health conscious people.
The following models of Khakhra Machine are available: