Bhakarwadi is a crunchy snacks, a Maharashtrian speciality which is stuffed with different ingredients, steamed and then deep-fried, a time intensive process that makes them unique and such an in-demand sweet.

Bhakarwadi Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 169 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Bhakarwadi Recipe is a Maharashtrian speciality, stuffed with different spices, steamed and then deep-fried and best prepared for tea time snacks.



For the Dough

  • 1 cup Besan
  • 3/4 cup Maida
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable OIl

For the Filling

  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Dry Coconut Chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Grated
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli Chopped
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Heeng
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • Oil for frying


  1. Mix all the ingredients to make the dough in a bowl and mix well using your fingers.

  2. Add little water and make a stiff dough.

  3. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

  4. Dry roast sesame seeds, poppy seeds and dry coconut in a pan until slightly browned.

  5. Add them in a blender along with other ingredients to make a smooth powder.

  6. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.

  7. Dust and roll each part to make a thin disc, approximately 8-10 inch in diameter.

  8. Sprinkle 1/4 of the filling over the disk.

  9. Apply water on the edges of the disc and roll tightly to make a cylinder.

  10. Cut the roll into small Bhakarwadi using a knife.

  11. Line the Bhakarwadi in a steamer and steam for 10-12 minutes.

  12. Heat oil in a pan.

  13. Once the oil is hot, simmer the heat to low and deep fry the bhakarwadi until golden brown.

  14. Drain on a tissue lined plate.

  15. Cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to a month.

  16. Serve hot with tea or coffee.

Nutrition Facts
Bhakarwadi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 485mg21%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.