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mini bhakarwadi is a famous tea time snack – crispier and peppier like we all enjoy. Learn how to make Maharashtrian bhakarwadi.
Easy simple Indian snack bhakarwadi is one of the most famous of Maharashtrian snacks which is seen being sold on every corner in the city of Pune. It is a dry snack, which has an interesting spiral shape with alternate layers of masala and dough.
To make mini bhakarwadi, combine maida, besan, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and oil and knead into semi-stiff dough. Then dry roast dry coconut and sesame seeds for 1 to 2 minutes and combine and keep aside. Dry roast sesame seeds for 30 seconds and combine with coconut and sesame seeds. Add all the masalas and blend to a coarse mixture. Add besan and mix well. The masala is ready! Divide the dough and masala into 8 equal portions. Roll out a portion of the dough, spread a portion of masala leaving some space at circumference. Spread a little water at the circumference of the dough circle which doesn’t have any masala. Immediately start rolling very tightly from one end of the circle towards the other end to form a cylindrical roll while pinching the masala inwards simultaneously. Now cut it into 16 to 18 equal roundels using a knife and separate out each roundel very well. Press each rolled bhakarwadi in a slanting manner using your palm. Finally, deep fry them in hot till golden brown. Cool and serve.
Two things are important to get the best results when making Pune bhakarwadi. First, the masala needs to have all the spices in the right proportions so that you get a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess and spiciness. The next step is to master the art of rolling the dough so that the masala does not spill out while frying.
In this recipe, we have shown you how to make Maharashtrian bhakarwadi, which is in a handy size that is easy to pop into your mouth. Relish it with a cup of hot Elaichi Tea.
Tips for mini bhakarwadi. 1. The maida and besan should be lump-free. If necessary, sieve them individually. 2. At step 4, be quick in rolling and make mini bhakrwadis before the water on the rolled dough dries up. 3. At step 5, while rolling keep pressing the masala inwards in the rolled dough and roll it tightly, else in the end you will have excess masala and bhakarwadi might be hollow and open up. 4. Deep-fry the bhakarwadis only a slow flame so they cook well from inside and become crispy.