Bhakarwadi,  is a traditional sweet and spicy snack . It is made from gram flour dough made into spirals stuffed with a mixture of coconut, poppy seeds and sesame seeds. It is then fried until it gets crispy. It can be stored for weeks and enjoyed as an evening snack.

Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 20 to 25 mins

Yield: makes around 35 to 40


For outer covering:

  • Maida/ all purpose flour: 1 n 1/4 cup
  • Besan/ gram flour: 1/2 cup
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste

For Filling:

  • Dessicated coconut: 4 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds/ khus khus: 4 tsp
  • Sesame seeds: 4 tsp
  • Hing powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Powdered sugar: 3 tbsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Cumin powder: 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds: 2 tsp
  • Tamarind paste: 2 tbsp
  • Green chillies: 2 finely chopped
  • Ginger: 1 tsp finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp finely chopped


  • Make dough using all the ingredients mentioned above for outer covering by adding little water.
  • The dough should not be soft nor too thick.
  • Keep it aside , and start preparing the filling.
  • Grind together poppy seeds, sesame seeds, green chilli and ginger to paste.
  • Now mix together all the ingredients given under filling and mix well.
  • Make medium sized balls out of the dough.
  • Roll it into big round chapati size.
  • Spread the filling mixture at the centre.
  • Seal the four sides using maida paste ( maida + water) and roll it into spirals.
  • Refrigerate for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Now remove and cut the spirals into small slices or cubes.
  • Deep fry it in low flame so that the inner mixture gets cooked well.
  • Drain and keep aside, let it cool.
  • Store it in a container after it gets cooled.

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