Bhakarwadi Mini

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Bhakarwadi recipe with step by step pics. One of the popular snack from western India is bhakarwadi. These are also named as bakarwadi. Basically bhakarwadi are fried and crisp pinwheels or spirals. Bhakarwadi are addictive and have a sweet, spicy and tangy taste. Broadly classifying, There are two versions of bhakarwadi – one from Pune, maharashtra and the second from Gujarat. The bhakarwadi from Pune is popular, especially the bhakarwadi from chitale bandhu. This post shares the Maharashtrian bhakarwadi recipe.
In the Maharashtrian version of bakarwadi, the outer cover is made from gram flour (besan) and all purpose flour (maida) or whole wheat flour (atta). The stuffing has coconut, sesame seeds, poppy seeds with some spices added in it. A souring ingredient is added to give a tang in the bhakarwadi. So ingredients like tamarind pulp, lemon juice or dry mango powder (amchur powder) are added. For the sweet taste, sugar is added. Some versions of bhakarwadi also add sev (fried gram flour vermicelli). In this recipe I have skipped adding sev. Though you can add sev if you want. After getting many requests, I am sharing bakarwadi recipe. Making bhakarwadi is easy but takes time. This bakarwadi recipe is not spicy. You can add more Kashmiri red chili powder for a spicier version. Ready to eat/ cook snack options are often convenient and easily grab able. The key however, is taking a smart approach to snacking. 

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