Bhakarwadi – Tea Time Indian Snack is sweet & spicy snack from Western city of India is sure to make your taste buds go spinning!!
RECIPE TESTED & UPDATED WITH NEW PICS ON AUG 6 2020
These little bit sized snacks! It’s Tuesday and guys, Bhakarwadi are the snacks you need in your life right now!! Perfect with tea or coffee or simply eaten plain, these will blow your mind. I am telling you that for enjoying these you don’t need to be a Indian food fanatic!
Bhakarwadi are normally fried but here I have baked them and let me warn you that baking makes them just way more irresistible!! You will find hard to stop yourself from eating 4-5 at once. I have been there!
A spicy sweet and tangy filling made with cilantro, peanuts and lots of spices imparts a beautiful flavor explosion in your mouth.
On another note, I am in New York right now and guys it’s one dreamy city. City where dreams come true. I found a small yet beautiful studio apartment (which is super tiny!!) in lower manhattan through airbnb! I recently found out about airbnb through DesignLoveFest and since then I am kinda hooked up. I have been day dreaming about taking vacations in Paris, Germany, on tree houses and what not (all thanks to airbnb!). Have you known about this website “airbnb”or you are crazy weird like me?!
As for these baked snacks, you need to make them to know how they taste. They will seriously become a staple in your home and I can assure you that you won’t have leftovers.
I still have few more days to spend in New York and I will love to know places to eat, things to do in NY recommendations from you guys. Bring on all the fun NY recommendations you guys!.
This + NY = dreamy!
- ¾ cup fresh powdered coconut (found in freezer aisle)
- 1.5 cups fresh cilantro, chopped fine
- 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
- 4 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 Tbsp green chili
- 2 tsp ginger
- Salt to taste
- 1 Tbsp garlic paste
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¾ cups crushed peanuts
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp oil
- 1.5 cups chickpea flour / gram flour (besan)
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 4 Tbsp oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- In a bowl, add all the filling ingredients and mix. Taste and adjust salt, green chili, sugar or lemon juice as per taste.
- Keep it aside.
- Add dough ingredients in a separate bowl and mix using warm water. You want is tight dough. Break dough into medium palm sized balls and roll into a circle. Evenly distribute filling leaving the ends. Roll it tightly and seal the corners. Using a sharp oiled knife, cut into medium thickness spiral rounds.
- Arrange these on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 350F for good 30-45 minutes until golden brown. Flip halfway and keep an eye so they don't over brown. Let them cool and store in an airtight container.
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cheri saysAugust 26, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Hi Ami, New York is such a great place. I was there about 10 years ago so I really can’t recommend any food place for you. Sorry! But what a delicious looking treat, love cilantro and peanuts together, so interesting you use chick-pea flour for the roll up.
naivecookcooks saysAugust 27, 2014 at 7:52 AM
Isadora @ she likes food saysAugust 26, 2014 at 11:35 PM
I’ve never heard of bhakarwadi before and I’m not even sure how to pronounce it, but I love all the flavors that go into it and it looks like the perfect snack food! I’ve been wanting to start cooking more Indian food and this looks like the perfect way to start!
naivecookcooks saysAugust 27, 2014 at 7:51 AM
Isadora do try these!! These are a nice change from regular store bought snacks.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice saysAugust 27, 2014 at 9:18 AM
This bite sized snack sounds so tasty, Ami! I love all of the different flavors in here. Definitely a creative one. Looks delish!
Manali @ CookWithManali saysAugust 27, 2014 at 10:06 AM
First time on your blog Ami! I love bharkarwadi, this looks so good..perfect with chai:) I would strongly recommend eating the kathi rolls from “the kati roll company” in NY! they are not to be missed! Have fun!
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron saysAugust 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM
Yum, these look amazing! I have never been to NYC, but it is definitely on my dream destination list…someday!
hh saysAugust 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM
I’ve never been to NY or tasted anything like these, but they look so good. I really like that you baked them rather than fried them. I prefer most foods baked rather than fried. Your pics are gorgeous. Thanks for the recipe.
Amy | Club Narwhal saysAugust 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Oh man, these look delicious! Also, I love airBNB so much! We’ve used it for pretty much every trip and it has never once failed us. Enjoy your time in NYC!
Jill saysAugust 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM
What an interesting snack! That blend of sweet and savory spices makes me really curious! I’m not super familiar with Indian snacks, so I’d love to try these.
I’ve used AirBnB twice so far. once in NYC (Brooklyn, actually) and once in Montreal. The Brooklyn one was kinda disappointing because the apartment ended up being filthy! So much dust! But it was cheap and convenient so we made do. I’m going to look into it for a couple nights in Paris when I go in October. I have family in the suburbs but I really want to stay in a typical Parisian apartment for a night or two!
Katerina saysAugust 28, 2014 at 2:30 AM
I love the fact that are not fried and they look totally irresistible!
Marisa Bergamasco saysAugust 28, 2014 at 8:52 AM
My dear, you’ve included everything in this recipe!! It looks fantastic! I will definitely try it! I will make it gluten free.
Enjoy NYC! Hugs from Buenos Aires!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking saysAugust 28, 2014 at 9:15 AM
I’ve never had these before but they look and sound delicious! Since you baked them, they are practically a health food, right?
Thalia @ butter and brioche saysAugust 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM
I have never heard of bhakarwadi before. I’m glad that you have introduced me to the idea because they look delicious, I definitely need to try out the recipe. Thanks for the recipe!
Natalie | Paper & Birch saysSeptember 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Wow, we eat a lot of indian food, but I’ve never heard of this before. We watched My Hundred Food Journey last night, so I’m just itching to make indian food now. These look fantastic! 🙂
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 6, 2014 at 9:21 AM
Caitlin saysSeptember 4, 2014 at 1:47 PM
Wow these look amazing! I would never put those flavors together on my own, but it sounds amazing. And airbnb is the best! I’ve been using it for the past year or so and I’ve always had great experiences. I’ll be spending a week in Paris at an airbnb apt over Xmas!
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 6, 2014 at 9:21 AM
Paris?!! I bet you will have an amazing time!
Jatin Viradiya saysSeptember 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM
Akshita saysOctober 17, 2015 at 11:21 AM
Snehq saysOctober 17, 2015 at 12:17 PM
NY!! There’s nothing not to love about this place! A few places that I can quickly think of being a vegetarian is a small shop called Maoz which is a Greek joint in Times Square, union square and some other locations. Hummus place you can check out their website for their locations. Max Brenners chocolate shop in union square – a must visit if you love chocolates!! They have the most delicious chocolates. Chocolate pizza, yummy crepes and many more!! Saravana bhava n and a many other restaurants in lexington avenue. You can always check out the ‘restaurant row’ in west 46th street between 9th and 10th avenues.
Snehq saysOctober 17, 2015 at 12:18 PM
I was here for the bhakarwadis. Now I’m not too crazy about APF do you think I can replace both the flours with whole wheat or multigrain flour?
naivecookcooks saysOctober 17, 2015 at 12:20 PM
I think whole wheat should work without any problem. It might make them somewhat denser, more chewier I suppose but if you don’t mind all that, go ahead give it a try! And please do let me know If you do use whole wheat!! ?
Archana saysAugust 23, 2016 at 3:15 AM
Hi Ami, can I use fresh grated coconut instead of powdered coconut? Loved your recipe..cannot wait to try it 🙂
naivecookcooks saysAugust 23, 2016 at 10:01 AM
Yes sure you can 🙂