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bhakarwadi recipe with step by step pics. one of the popular snack from western india is bhakarwadi. these are also named as bakarwadi. basically bhakarwadi are fried and crisp pinwheels or spirals. bhakarwadi are addictive and have a sweet, spicy and tangy taste.

broadly classifying, there are two versions of bhakarwadi – one from pune, maharashtra and the second from gujarat. the bhakarwadi from pune is popular, especially the bhakarwadi from chitale bandhu. this post shares the maharashtrian bhakarwadi recipe.

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in the maharashtrian version of bakarwadi, the outer cover is made from gram flour (besan) and all purpose flour (maida) or whole wheat flour (atta). the stuffing has coconut, sesame seeds, poppy seeds with some spices added in it. a souring ingredient is added to give a tang in the bhakarwadi. so ingredients like tamarind pulp, lemon juice or dry mango powder (amchur powder) are added. for the sweet taste, sugar is added.

some versions of bhakarwadi also add sev (fried gram flour vermicelli). in this recipe i have skipped adding sev. though you can add sev if you want.

after getting many requests, i am sharing bakarwadi recipe. making bhakarwadi is easy but takes time. this bakarwadi recipe is not spicy. you can add more kashmiri red chili powder for a spicier version.

bhakarwadi makes for a great tea time snack. you can easily store bhakarwadi for many weeks in an air-tight jar.

if you are looking for more snacks recipes then do check:

  1. murukku recipe
  2. chakli recipe
  3. karanji recipe
  4. dhokla recipe
  5. ribbon pakoda recipe

bakarwadi or bhakarwadi recipe below:

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bhakarwadi recipe | bakarwadi recipe

bhakarwadi is one of the popular snack from western india. bhakarwadi are fried and crisp pinwheels or spirals. bhakarwadi are addictive and have a sweet, spicy and tangy taste.

prep time 25 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 55 minutes
servings 26 bhakarwadi
rough calories per serving 82 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for bhakarwadi dough:

  • 1 cup besan or 100 grams besan (gram flour)
  • ¾ cup maida or 90 to 95 grams maida (all purpose flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 5 tablespoons water or add as required

for bhakarwadi stuffing:

  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds (safed til)
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut or 40 grams (nariyal ka boora)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder or ½ teaspoon goda masala
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice or add as required
  • salt as required
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoons sugar or add as per taste
  • oil as required for deep frying

how to make recipe

making bhakarwadi dough:

  1. in a mixing bowl or large tray or plate, take gram flour (besan), all purpose flour (maida), turmeric powder, asafoetida (hing) and salt.

  2. with a spoon mix everything well. 

  3. next add 3 tablespoons oil. with your fingertips, mix the oil with the flours, till you get a bread crumb like texture. 

  4. take a portion of the flour and press it. it should be able to hold itself and not crumble. 

  5. next add water in parts. amount of water to be added depends on the quality of besan and maida, so add in parts and add as required. overall you can add 4 to 5 tablespoons water or add as required.

  6. adding water in parts, begin to mix and knead the dough.

  7. knead to a semi soft dough. in case the dough becomes sticky, then add some maida. if it looks dry, then sprinkle some water and continue to knead. cover the dough and keep aside.

making bhakarwadi stuffing:

  1. heat a heavy pan or kadai. add 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds.

  2. on a low to medium-low flame, stirring often roast sesame seeds till they crackle. do not brown them.

  3. keeping flame to a low, add ½ cup desiccated coconut (40 grams) and 1 tablespoon poppy deeds (khus khus). mix very well.

  4. then add ½ teaspoon fennel seeds. mix again and roast on a low flame.

  5. stirring non-stop, roast till coconut is light golden.

  6. switch off flame and keep the pan down. 

  7. add the following spice powders one by one – 1 pinch asafoetida, 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala (or ½ teaspoon goda masala). 

  8. also add salt as per taste. the spice powders will get cooked with the residue heat from the pan and the coconut mixture.

  9. mix very well and let this mixture cool.

  10. then take all of the roasted stuffing mixture in a grinder jar. add 1.5 to 2 tablespoons sugar. you can add less or mores sugar as per your taste buds.

  11. grind to a semi fine powder. do not grind fine as then oil releases from coconut and sesame seeds. use pulse option and grind or grind in intervals of a few seconds.

  12. take the bhakarwadi stuffing in a bowl. 

  13. add ½ tablespoon lemon juice. for a more tangy taste in bhakarwadi, you can add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. alternatively add 1 to 2 teaspoons dry mango powder or 1 to 2 teaspoons of tamarind pulp (note: not tamarind paste). the sourness can be made less or more, by adding less or more of the souring ingredient.

  14. mix very well. check taste and if required add more salt, sugar or spice powders or lemon juice.

assembling and making bhakarwadi spirals:

  1. take the dough and roll it into a log. cut the log in 4 to 5 equal parts.

  2. take one part of the dough and roll between your palms to get a round shape. flatten and keep the dough on a rolling board.

  3. sprinkle some besan before you begin to roll the dough.

  4. roll to a medium thick round or square or rectangle (whatever suits you ☺️). make sure that the dough is not rolled thinly or thickly.

  5. now brush lightly with water all over the rolled dough.

  6. with a spoon spread masala on the dough, leaving a space of ½ to 1 inch at the edges.

  7. then lightly press the stuffing masala with a spoon.

  8. now begin to tightly roll the dough. roll to a tight and neat log. then join the edges.

  9. cut the rolled log in equal parts.

  10. you will get the bhakarwadi spirals or pinwheels. place them with the pinwheel surface facing you.

  11. gently press each bhakarwadi pinwheel with the heels of your palm.

  12. this way make bhakarwadi pinwheels with the entire dough and stuffing mixture. keep them in a bowl. cover the bowl.

frying bhakarwadi:

  1. heat oil in a kadai or pan. keep flame to medium-low or medium. to check if the oil is hot, slid one bhakarwadi in the oil. if the bhakarwadi comes up gradually to the surface of oil, you can begin frying bhakarwadi.

  2. add the bhakarwadi pinwheels in the oil. do not over crowd the pan or kadai with bhakarwadi. begin to fry at medium low to medium flame. do not fry on a high flame as then the center of bhakarwadi can be slightly soft and uncooked.

  3. when one side is light golden, turn over with a slotted spoon and fry the second side of bhakarwadi.

  4. continue to turn bhakarwadi a couple of times to get even golden color.

  5. fry bakarwadi till the crust becomes crisp & golden and the oil stops sizzling.

  6. remove the fried bakarwadi with a slotted spoon draining extra oil in the kadai itself.

  7. place the fried bakarwadi on kitchen paper towels. similarly fry the remaining bhakarwadi.

  8. when the bhakarwadi cools down at room temperature, then place them in an air-tight jar or box. this bhakarwadi recipe yields about 25 to 26 bhakarwadi. serve bhakarwadi as a tea time snack.

how to make bakarwadi or bhakarwadi recipe:

a) making bhakarwadi dough:

1. in a mixing bowl or large tray or plate, take 1 cup besan (100 grams) and ¾ cup maida (90 to 95 grams). also add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) and ¾ to 1 teaspoon salt.

making bhakarwadi recipe

2. with a spoon mix everything well.

making bhakarwadi recipe

3. next add 3 tablespoons oil.

making bhakarwadi recipe

4. with your fingertips, mix the oil with the flours, till you get a bread crumb like texture. take a portion of the flour and press it. it should be able to hold itself and not crumble.

making bhakarwadi recipe

5. next add water in parts. amount of water to be added depends on the quality of besan and maida, so add in parts and add as required. overall you can add 4 to 5 tablespoons water or add as required.

making bhakarwadi recipe

6. adding water in parts, begin to mix and knead the dough.

making bhakarwadi recipe

7. knead to a semi soft dough. in case the dough becomes sticky, then add some maida. if it looks dry, then sprinkle some water and continue to knead. cover the dough and keep aside.

making bhakarwadi recipe

making bhakarwadi stuffing:

8. heat a heavy pan or kadai. add 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds.

making bhakarwadi recipe

9. on a low to medium-low flame, stirring often roast sesame seeds till they crackle. do not brown them.

making bhakarwadi recipe

10. keeping flame to a low, add ½ cup desiccated coconut (40 grams) and 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (khus khus).

making bhakarwadi recipe

11. mix very well.

making bhakarwadi recipe

12. add ½ teaspoon fennel seeds.

making bhakarwadi recipe

13. mix again and roast on a low flame.

making bhakarwadi recipe

14. stirring non-stop, roast till coconut is light golden.

making bhakarwadi recipe

15. switch off flame and keep the pan down. add the following spice powders one by one – 1 pinch asafoetida, 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala (or ½ teaspoon goda masala). also add salt as per taste. the spice powders will get cooked with the residue heat from the pan and the coconut mixture.

making bhakarwadi recipe

16. mix very well and let this mixture cool.

making bhakarwadi recipe

17. then take all of the roasted stuffing mixture in a grinder jar. add 1.5 to 2 tablespoons sugar. you can add less or mores sugar as per your taste buds.

making bhakarwadi recipe

18. grind to a semi fine powder. do not grind fine as then oil releases from coconut and sesame seeds. use pulse option and grind or grind in intervals of a few seconds.

making bhakarwadi recipe

19. take the bhakarwadi stuffing in a bowl. add ½ tablespoon lemon juice. for a more tangy taste, you can add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. alternatively instead of lemon juice, add 1 to 2 teaspoons dry mango powder or 1 to 2 teaspoons of tamarind pulp (note: not tamarind paste). the sourness can be made less or more, by adding less or more of the souring ingredient.

making bhakarwadi recipe

20. mix very well. check taste and if required add more salt, sugar or spice powders or lemon juice.

making bhakarwadi recipe

assembling and making bhakarwadi spirals:

21. take the dough and roll it into a log. cut the log in 4 to 5 equal parts.

making bhakarwadi recipe

22. take one part of the dough and roll between your palms to get a round shape. flatten and keep the dough on a rolling board.

making bhakarwadi recipe

23. sprinkle some besan before you begin to roll the dough.

making bhakarwadi recipe

24. roll to a medium thick round or square or rectangle (whatever suits you ☺️). make sure that the dough is not rolled thinly or thickly.

making bhakarwadi recipe

25. now brush lightly with water all over the rolled dough.

making bhakarwadi recipe

26. with a spoon spread masala on the dough, leaving a space of ½ to 1 inch at the edges.

making bhakarwadi recipe

27. then lightly press the stuffing masala with a spoon.

making bhakarwadi recipe

28. now begin to tightly roll the dough.

making bhakarwadi recipe

29. roll to a tight and neat log.

making bhakarwadi recipe

30. join the edges.

making bhakarwadi recipe

31. cut the rolled log in equal parts.

making bhakarwadi recipe

32. you will get the bhakarwadi spirals or pinwheels. place them with the pinwheel surface facing you.

making bhakarwadi recipe

33. gently press each bhakarwadi pinwheel with the heels of your palm.

making bhakarwadi recipe

34. this way make bhakarwadi pinwheels with the entire dough and stuffing mixture. keep them in a bowl. cover the bowl.

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frying bhakarwadi:

35. heat oil in a kadai or pan. keep flame to medium-low or medium. to check if the oil is hot, slid one bhakarwadi in the oil. if the bhakarwadi comes up gradually to the surface of oil, you can begin frying bakarwadi. if the bhakarwadi, comes up slowly on the surface of oil, then the oil is not hot enough – so increase the flame. if the bhakarwadi comes up too quickly on the top, then the oil is very hot – so reduce the flame.

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36. add the bhakarwadi pinwheels in the oil. do not over crowd the pan or kadai with bhakarwadi. begin to fry at medium low to medium flame. do not fry on a high flame as then the center of bhakarwadi can be slightly soft and uncooked.

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37. when one side is light golden, turn over with as slotted spoon and fry the second side of bakarwadi.

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38. continue to turn bhakarwadi a couple of times to get even golden color.

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39. fry bhakarwadi till the crust becomes crisp & golden and the oil stops sizzling.

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40. remove the fried bakarwadi with a slotted spoon draining extra oil in the kadai itself.

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41. place the fried bhakarwadi on kitchen paper towels. similarly fry the remaining bhakarwadi.

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42. when the bhakarwadi cools down at room temperature, then place them in an air-tight jar or box. this bhakarwadi recipe yields about 25 to 26 bhakarwadi. serve bhakarwadi as a tea time snack.

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dassana amit
i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.

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