Bhakarwadi or Bakarwadi is a crispy deep fried savory pinwheels filled with a paste of healthy and nutty sesame and poppy seeds.

This is the deep fried version of Bhakarwadi that is adapted from Nisha Madhulika’s but as always you can make them in the oven to make a guilt free evening tea time snack. Bhakarwadi is a popular evening snack of Western India and is more famous for its long shelf life.

Again this is the first time I made Bakarwadi recipe, I did follow the recipe but swiped the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour. I guess I should have rolled the dough layers a little thinner to make them more authentic. Hopefully next time I would get proper sized and nice texture of this wonderful evening snack.

Blogging Marathon#80 Week 3/Day 12
Theme– Protein Rich Dishes
Protein Source–  Poppy seeds, Sesame seeds, Gram flour

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A crispy deep fried savory pinwheels filled with a paste of healthy and nutty sesame and poppy seeds.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 25 Pieces
Author: Sapana Behl
For Dough
  • 1 cup chickpea flour/besan/gram flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • a pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds
  • water as required
For filling
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar,
  • oil for frying
For dough
  1. In a mixing bowl add wheat flour and gram flour. Stir in salt, turmeric and carom seeds.

  2. Now add olive oil and mix until it resembles bread crumbs.

  3. Knead a dough using a little water at a time and let it rest, covered with a kitchen towel.

For filling
  1. Mean while make the filling ready. Dry roast poppy seeds and sesame seeds for few minutes in a pan and mix with the remaining spices.

  1. Divide the dough into two equal parts. Roll out one portion of the dough into a thin round circle.

  2. Apply a little water all over the rolled circle and spread about half of the filling all over the circle leaving just half an inch around the edges.

  3. Roll the circle tightly like a burrito all the way to the end and stick the ends with a little water.

  4. Now cut out equal sized pinwheels from the dough roll.

  5. Deep fry the bhakarwadi in preheated hot oil until golden and crisp from all sides.

  6. Drain on paper towel, cool and store in airtight containers.

Recipe Notes

Adjust the seasonings as per your taste preferences. Traditionally sugar is added in bhakarwad but I skipped it. If you wish then go ahead and make a sweet and sour bhakarwadi.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 per person
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 329.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.6g 56%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 45.4g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23%
Sugars 56.9g
Protein g 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Store in air tight containers.



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Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

15 comments on “Bhakarwadi”

  1. Vaishali says:

    wow..that sure is a pretty looking bakharwadi..we made it for the ICC, and totally loved this Maharashtrian snack.

  2. Oh my those Bhakarwadis have turned out excellent Sapana…I loved these when I had made, wish I could make again..

  3. This version of bhakarwadi looks awesome Sapana. Using wheat flour makes it a little healthy but baking it would be a more healthy snack I guess. But it is good to have deep fried foods once in a while.

  4. Excelled bhakarwadis with wheat flour. Yummm. I wish I could grab that plate including that chai.

  5. Sowmya says:

    Bakarwadi is one of my favourite snacks and yours has turned out so beautifully. Am drooling over those gorgeous pics. Bookmarking!

  6. Bakarwadi looks yum Sapana. I like the use of whole wheat flour. Makes it healthier.

  7. Bhakarwadi has come out perfect .. I so love the yummy filling in bhakarwadi’s.. Looks awesome dear..

  8. I love munching bakarwadis, how healthy these cuties na. Love the addition of wheat flour here, thats very brilliant Sapana.

  9. Nalini says:

    Yet to try my hands on this yummy snack.Your version sounds interesting..

  10. Those Bhakarwadis look perfect. Wheat flour is so admirable.

  11. Yummy snack. I love the various spices that go into making this tasty snack. Great idea to replace the plain flour with wheat flour.

  12. Rajani says:

    My brother loves bhakarwadi a lot. The pictures are very lovely and the styling is good.

  13. foodzu says:

    I like bhakarwadis. Thanks for sharing the preparation method.

  14. ruchi indu says:

    Loved the pics. I havent yet tried bhakarwadi at home. Bookmarked this recipe!!

  15. PJ says:

    These are so addictive. Made this for one of the ICC challenges.BEautiful cicks Sapana

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