Baked Dry Bhakarwadi

I love to cook everything from scratch most of the time, including complicated recipes too. Love to accept challenges in cooking. The harder the recipe, the more I want to make it. There were many dishes, which I thought I'll never able to make, now I have succeeded in making them.

I clearly remember the day I successfully fried Bhakarwadi and turned out so well, almost I wanted to knock on our neighbour's door and wanted to tell them that Look what I have achieved ?
But waited patiently for kids and husband to come home to be get praised :)

Bhakarwadi is popular Maharashtrian spicy snack , normally is deep fried, which requires little more effort, also very popular in Gujarati households too. Many houses prepare them regularly and have it with their evening tea. Bhakarwadi is a good snack to carry with you whilst you are travelling and has good shelf life(in my home no shelf life at all,lol they don't even survive before going on any shelf).

There are two types of Bhakarwadi recipes out there, Bhakarwadi and Dry Bhakarwadi, however Dry Bhakarwadi is hugely popular. In normal Bhakarwadi Onion, Garlic and fresh coriander leaves are added where in Dry Bhakarwadi Gram flour sev ( spicy noodles ) , garlic and tamarind chutney added, because of Tamarind and Gram flour these Bhakarwadi filling stays dry and also stays for longer too, I did not add any Garlic in this recipe to keep this recipe Onion Garlic free but added dried coriander leaves.

So, let's see how I baked delicious and mouth watering Dry Bhakarwadi which has loads and loads of yummy flavours.  With little extra care and effort, you can have these healthy wadis in your home.

If you do not have sev, take 100 g besan, add chilli and turmeric powder, salt and oil. Make batter adding little water and make small BHAJIYA and fry in oil. Let it cool completely then grind in a mixer and make coarse flour. Add this instead of sev.

To make dry coriander leaves, wash and pat dry coriander leaves with kitchen towel. In a plate lay washed coriander leaves on a kitchen paper for 24 hours. they will dry.

You will need :- Upper Dough layer 

  • Gram Flour or Besan - 400 g
  • Chapatti flour - 200 g + 2 tbsp. for dusting
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp.
  • Turmeric Powder - 3/4 tsp.
  • salt to taste
  • Oil - 3-4 tbsp.  

You will need :- filling 

  • 1/2 cup thin sadi sev recipe here 
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds roasted
  • 2 tbsp kus kus roasted ( white poppy seeds ) 
  • 4 tbsp. dessicated coconut roasted
  • 2 tbsp. roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala
  • 2 tbsp. red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground coriander and cumin ( dhana jeera powder )
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp. sugar 
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tbsp. dry coriander leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp. very thick tamarind chutney
  • Pinch amchoor powder
You will need :- Other ingredients 
  • 3-4 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. + 1/2 tsp. lemon juice and water mixed

Method :- Dough

Combine both flour , salt, chilli and turmeric powder and oil. Add water by a tablespoon in each interval until you make firm dough. Keep covered for 20-25 minutes or until you see white spots on the surface of dough.

Meanwhile preheat oven  gas mark 5. Grind all the filling ingredients in a blender except oil and tamarind chutney. At this stage filling is quite dry, add oil and 1-2 tbsp. tamarind chutney and bring mixture together, by doing this filling will be little moist, (but not very moist) and won't fell out while you're handling the Bhakarwadi.

Divide the dough into equal portions and roll out into a large thin chapatti ( round disk ).

Spread thinly very little tamarind chutney and filling over each chapatti, and gently press with the spoon. Do not spread it all the way to the edge and do not over stuff either.

Take very little water and lemon juice mix, and apply with your finger on the edge of the chapatti. This method will help to stick and seal the edges nicely.

Now fold the 1/4 inch of left and right of chapatti over stuffing gently but tightly roll the chapatti into cylinder shape, making sure no stuffing oozing  out or your nails don't dig into dough and make holes :)

Cut into 1" or 1.5" bite size pieces.

Take little oil and grease baking tray. Place cut Bhakarwadi pieces onto greased baking tray.

Now brush the oil top of the placed Bhakarwadi thinly and bake about 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes turn the baking tray otherside, and bake further 10-12 minutes until they are brown and crispy.

Let it cool completely at room temperature.

Serve with tea or any cold drinks.

Store in an airtight container if there is leftovers.  

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1 comment

  1. I first tasted this in Pune and got home a pack.Then made this for ICC . After that it just dint click to make it again. This baked version sounds like a guilt free way to enjoy the goodies!


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