Mini Bhakarwadi

Mini Bhakarwadi

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Bhakarwadi is one of the most famous of Maharashtrian snacks. It is a dry snack, which has an interesting spiral shape with alternate layers of masala and dough.

Two things are important to get the best results when making Bhakarwadi. First, the masala needs to have all the spices in the right proportions so that you get a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess and spiciness. The next step is to master the art of rolling the dough so that the masala does not spill out while frying.

In this recipe, we have shown you how to make Mini Bhakarwadi, which is in a handy size that is easy to pop into your mouth. Relish it with a cup of hot Elaichi Tea .

Mini Bhakarwadi recipe - How to make Mini Bhakarwadi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 servings
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For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water.
  2. Knead well using a little oil.
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside.

For the masala

    For the masala
  1. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the dry coconut and dry roast on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the coconut turns light brown in colour. Remove it in a deep bowl and keep aside.
  2. Add the sesame seeds into the same pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour. Remove it in the bowl containing roasted dry coconut and keep aside.
  3. Add the poppy seeds into the same pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 30 seconds or till they turn light brown in colour. Remove it in the bowl containing roasted dry coconut and sesame seeds. Keep aside to cool for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the besan, and mix well.
  5. Blend it in a mixer to a coarse powder.
  6. Add the besan and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough and masala into 8 equal portions.
  2. Roll out one portion of the dough into 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling.
  3. Place a portion of the masala over it and pat it lightly while leaving a little space at the circumference. Gently roll over the masala evenly using a rolling pin, to ensure that the masala sticks well to the dough circle.
  4. Spread a little water at the circumference of the dough circle which doesn’t have any masala.
  5. Immediately start rolling very tightly from one end of the circle towards the other end to form a cylindrical roll while pinching the masala inwards simultaneously.
  6. Gently press all over the cylindrical roll evenly so that the masala further sticks to the dough circle very well.
  7. Trim a small portion from both the sides of the cylindrical roll and discard them.
  8. Now cut it into 16 to 18 equal roundels using a knife and separate out each roundel very well.
  9. Press each rolled bhakarwadi in a slanting manner using your palm.
  10. Heat the oil in deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry all the bhakarwadis on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour and crisp from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  11. Repeat steps 2 to 10 to make more bhakarwadis
  12. Cool completely and serve or store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values per cup
Energy762 cal
Protein13.2 g
Carbohydrates55.8 g
Fiber7.3 g
Fat54 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A437.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.3 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B32.3 mg
Vitamin C0.9 mg
Folic Acid49.1 mcg
Calcium204.9 mg
Iron4.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium27.1 mg
Potassium280.5 mg
Zinc2 mg
Mini Bhakarwadi video by Tarla Dalal


Mini Bhakarwadi
 on 14 Oct 18 10:03 AM

Mini Bhakarwadi
 on 21 Aug 18 11:17 AM

its a great watching all the recipes here every steps is neatly explained the recipe is yummy simple as well as testy i like it very much.
Edited after original posting.
Mini Bhakarwadi
 on 12 Oct 17 04:57 AM

I tried this recipe, it tastes great. I baked a few and fried the rest; baked are good too. Suggestion: fry for special occasions and bake on other.
Tarla Dalal
12 Oct 17 08:35 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them.. Happy Cooking !!
Mini Bhakarwadi
 on 16 Aug 17 02:21 AM

For the Baked Bhakarvadi What oven temp & for how long Please ??
Tarla Dalal
16 Aug 17 08:44 AM
   Hi, Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 10 minutes, turn them over and bake again for 10 minutes.
Mini Bhakarwadi
 on 10 Dec 16 02:32 PM

Always wanted to make this yummy Maharashtrian snack at home. Tried this recipe for the first time and it turned out so perfect. Such a lovely snack to go with your afternoon tea.