Bhakarwadi Right, I am sure most of us love fried foods even though we all know that it’s pretty bad for health. Here’s an amazing, brilliant guilt-free snack that is fried but not deep-fried, I think this would surely be OK for you all. It’s much easy to prepare, lighter and a smarter way to fry. Yummy, delicious and appetizing Bhakarwadi’s fried in Philips Air Fryer is one of the modern technologies used to wade off the deep frying technique and use a healthy method of frying. Philips Air fryer comes with a modern technique of frying luscious foods using hardly any oil or no oil at all yet gets a nice crisp on the exterior. Frying this way is one of the best option for those looking to be a bit more health conscious but love to still indulge eating these favorite fried snacks. Bhakarwadi is a traditional sweet and spicy tea-time snack said to have originated from the Maharashtrian cuisine. This snack is a flour based round disc shaped stuffed with a mix of poppy seeds, grated coconut, sesame seeds, coriander and cumin seeds, black pepper corns, hing, fennel seeds and little sugar all mixed together, powdered and rolled similar to a Swiss roll and cut into tiny spiral disc and then finally deep fried to a crispy finish. Bhakarwadi is a popular North Indian snack especially well-liked in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Every state has their own variation of preparing these super delicious tiny bites of snack. The Bhakarwadis look enticing and lovely small bite sized spiral rolls stuffed with a super tasty sweet and spicy filling. Fillings can be made of your own choice giving new taste and flavours. Creating new glorious scrumptious snacks in an air fryer will definitely leave you satisfied with some of the best healthy and nutritious snacks that you have ever eaten and will surely make you crave for more. Those who love eating battered and crunchy snacks will absolutely love these fantastic fried snacks. Do try this awesomely fried snack.
Bhakarwadi – Philips Air Fryer Recipe:
Besan flour - 250 gm
Whole wheat flour - 250gm
Hing - pinch
Turmeric - pinch
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 10 ml
Fennel seeds - 5 gm
Pepper corns - 2 gm
Coriander seeds - 1 gm
Cumin seeds - 1 gm
Amchur powder - 1 gm
Sesame seeds - 2 gm
Poppy seeds - 3 gm
Coconut - 5 gm
Sugar - 5 gm
Water - 250 ml
- In a bowl, add besan flour, whole wheat flour, pinch of hing, turmeric pd, chilli pd, salt, little oil and crumble all ingredients together to get a nice crispy texture and keep aside.
- To prepare the masala: In the blender, add fennel seeds, pepper corns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, amchur powder, hing, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, pinch of turmeric, chilli powder, desiccated coconut, sugar and salt. Make this to a fine powder.
- Take the dough mixture and add the spice mix powder and mix well to make stiff dough.
- Take some dough and with help of rolling pin roll the dough. Sprinkle some spice mixture and roll again.
- Cut the flat round dough with help of knife and air fry at 160 degree for 7 minutes.
This is an ideal snack which could be best served during parties, get-togethers and most people from Gujarat carry this variety of snacks during travelling in trains as it’s easy to carry and not messy. If prepared in the right way using dry spices and ingredients then would stay for a week. Do prepare and delight your kids.
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