Bhakarwadi happens to be one of those snacks that only look good on your snack platter but it even rejuvenates the supper hour with its spicy munch, crispiness along with a cup of tea. Though I had already tried making it umpteen times, I was eyeing for the authentic recipe for Maharashtrian Bhakarwadi and fortunately, after research, I could actually draft one. Maharashtrian Bhakarwadi has an irresistible crunch plus its stuffing is perfectly balanced with spices and flavours. Not only is it an absolute pleasure to savour Maharashtrian Bhakarwadi with a cup of coffee or Adrak Wali Chai but as my family loves it very much, I often store a jarful of this snack whenever I make it.
For the impending celebrations of Diwali, do read its recipe and prepare for sure:
- For the dough
- All purpose flour - 1 cup
- Gram flour - 1 cup
- Hing - ¼ tsp
- Oil - 3 tbsp and for deep frying
- Salt - 2 tsp
- For the filling
- Poppy seeds - 4 tbsp
- Sesame seeds - 3 tbsp
- Hing - ½ tsp
- Powdered sugar - 3 tbsp
- Grated dry coconut - ¼ cup
- Red chilli powder - 2 tbsp
- Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
- Dry mango powder - 1 tbsp
- Salt - 2 tsp
- Fresh coriander - 2 tbsp ( Chopped )
- Make a tight dough from the ingredients listed under dough using little water.
- Keep aside for 30 minutes.
- Dry roast the grated coconut.
- Dry roast the poppy seeds and sesame seeds.
- Add all the ingredients listed in filling except coriander in a grinder along with the roasted coconut, poppy seeds and sesame seeds.
- Grind to make a smooth powder.
- Add fresh coriander in the filling and mix well.
- Take a small portion of the dough and roll it to make a thin circle.
- Spread some oil on the circle.
- Sprinkle some maida on top.
- Spread 2 tbsp of filling evenly on the circle and roll the circle to make a tight cylinder.
- Apply some water at the end and seal the ends nicely.
- Cut into 1 inch thick roundels.
- Heat oil for deep-frying in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add the roundels in small batches and fry until crisp and golden brown on very low flame.
- Drain on a plate lined with kitchen tissue.
- Store in an airtight container once cooled.
This recipe is a part of #WADiwali contest in association with Maharaja Whiteline.