Bajra Vadi

Bajra Vadi

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Perfect proportions of bajra flour and semolina give these vadis an irresistible crunch, while an assortment of ingredients such as sesame seeds, spice powders and pastes give it a lip-smacking flavour.

You can prepare a large batch of this Bajra Vadi and store it in an air-tight jar, to serve with tea , or just as a snack .

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Bajra Vadi recipe - How to make Bajra Vadi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 24 vadis
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 24 equal portions.
  3. Take a portion of the dough and flatten it between your palms to form a 37 mm. (1½”) diameter thick circle.
  4. Gently press in the centre of the vadi to form a slight depression.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to roll and shape the remaining vadis.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, half the vadis at a time on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  7. Repeat step 6 to deep-fry the remaining vadis in one more batch.
  8. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container.

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Nutrient values per vadi
Energy48 cal
Protein0.6 g
Carbohydrates3.5 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat3.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A35.5 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid1.9 mcg
Calcium5.7 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.9 mg
Potassium14.2 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Bajra Vadi
 on 19 Apr 20 07:04 PM

In making this bajra Vadi, can I use lemon juice instead of fresh curd, as I am allergic to curd?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, you can avoid the curd and make the recipe without curd. Do not add lemon, it might turn bitter.
22 Apr 20 09:14 PM
Bajra Vadi
 on 22 Jun 17 02:19 PM

I would like to know if the last step, deep frying, can be replaced with baking...if yes, what should the oven temperature and baking time be? Anamit
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Tarla Dalal    Hi you can try by baking them.. try and bake them at 180 degree for 10 to 12 minutes.
22 Jun 17 04:58 PM
Bajra Vadi
 on 08 Aug 16 07:32 PM

I had some quantity of bajra flour and was just planning to use it and I came across this vadi. I quickly went to the kitchen and made it. It is spicy and excellent in taste. I served it as a snack.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonal , we are delighted you loved the Bajra Vadi recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
02 Sep 16 02:00 PM
Bajra Vadi
 on 19 Feb 16 05:46 AM

I tried this recipe and the expression is WOW. Amazing recipe which can be prepared jhatpat. Looking forward for trying others too. Thanks. Padmini
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Padmini. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
19 Feb 16 10:13 AM
Bajra Vadi
 on 19 Feb 16 01:07 AM

Liked this there a way to bake this?? If any body has tried let me know.. We are trying not to eat deep fried food.. Ingredients look really good in this recipe
Bajra Vadi
 on 18 Feb 16 10:09 PM

Nice with tea and milk both healthy breakfast
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Neevkanak. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
19 Feb 16 10:12 AM
Bajra Vadi
 on 17 Feb 16 11:47 AM

I love this snack. It''s always been somebody making it and me enjoying it. Now I am going to make it myself. Thank you for the recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Madhavi, Do try the recipe and we hope you enjoy it. Do let us know Happy Cooking !!
17 Feb 16 12:01 PM
Bajra Vadi
 on 28 Jan 16 07:51 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Mamta. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
29 Jan 16 10:30 AM
Bajra Vadi
 on 02 Dec 15 09:19 AM

I love this snack with a hot cup of tea, I often make these and store in a jar and eat them often and even carry them to office....