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Bhakarwadi happens to be one of my favorite dry snack which is full of sweet, spicy and salty flavor . All these flavors are mixed in one roll with a crunchy outer flour crust. It is an ideal snack which would stay fresh for a long time if stored in an air fried container . Today I bring to you the bake version of this savory snack .. I especially like the baked version as it is much healthier and not oily …
Today I am Bringing this savory snack to Culinary Hoppers …..



For The Crust
Besan / Gram flour 1 cup
Whole Wheat Flour / Gehu Ka Atta 1/2 cup
1 tsp red. Chili powder
A pinch hing / Asafoetida
Oil 5 TBS
Salt as per taste

Sieve the besan, flour,oil , chili powder, Asafoetida and salt together in a bowl.
Knead into a stiff dough using little water. Cover and Keep aside.

For The Filling
2 Tbs dry roasted sesame seeds/ Til
1 Tbs dry roasted poppy seeds / khuskhus
1 Tbs dry roasted gram flour / besan
1/2 cup dry coconut flakes
1 Tbs grated ginger
1 Tbs finely chopped green chilies
2 Tbs sugar
1/4 cup tamarind / imli Paste
1/4 tsp asafetida / hing
2 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves finely chopped

Mix all the Ingredients under filling in a bowl.
Divide the stuffing into equal portions and keep aside.



1.Divide the dough into equal portions and roll out each portion into circle for 2″ diameter.
2.Place a portion of the stuffing, spread evenly, and roll out like a cylinder.
3.Cut into about 1″ bite size pieces.
4.Make more Bhakarwadi using all the stuffing and dough
5.Arrange all the bhakarwadi in a baking tray and bake for 35-40 minutes in a pre heated Oven till they turn golden brown and crisp.
6.Serve hot or store in an air-tight container.


For The Fried Version
Arrange all the rolled dough with the filling in a plate and steam for 20 minutes.
Cool and cut them into 1 inch round discs.
Deep fry in hot oil till brown and crisp.
Remove bhakarwadi from oil and store in an airtight container.


Here are  the links to   more dry snacks from other Culinary hopper members ..  Do check them out…

1. Sonal’s Chivda

2.Parvathy’s Vettu Cake

3. Padma’s Chakkalu & Spicy Shankarpali

4. Anu’s Kodubale

5. Shubha’s Potato Muruku and Bhakarwadi

6. Swati’s Bajra Mint Mathris

7. Vani’s Garlic Sev

SRI-LANKAN PUMPKIN CURRY – Pumpkin in Coconut Sauce


A simple but delicious pumpkin curry recipe that uses curry powder and is thickened and flavored with coconut milk .it is truly flavorful dish to serve with steamed white rice .


Pumpkin – 200 g , peeled and cubed
Onion – 1 chopped
Garlic cloves – 3 chopped
Ginger – 1/2 inch chopped
Curry Powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 2 tsp (adjust to your spice level)
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – A few ( optional )1
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut – 5 tsp (dry roast before garnish)
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbs


Heat 1 tbsp of oil and saute garlic,ginger and saute for few seconds. Then add cumin seeds, onion and curry leaves. Saute till onion turns light brown in color. Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and curry powder.
Add pumpkin and coconut milk, enough salt and simmer down for 5 to 8 minutes until pumpkin is cooked through.
Turn off the heat and garnish it with dry roasted grated coconut. (you can also use freshly grated coconut)

This curry taste best with white rice …