Baked Bakarwadi !

Bakarawadi can be labeled as the most addictive snack food of Maharashtra, India! It is a stuffed, savory roll that is deep fried. Here is my baked version that is sure to satisfy your craving for the famous Bakarwadi!

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Baked Bakarwadi!!!!!

There are two types of Bakarwadi in Maharashtra that are insanely popular. As far as I can remember, there have been people lined up outside the stores to buy them! Their popularity has not faded over the years. Of the two most popular ones, one is the bakarwadi from Pune and the other from Kolhapur. The covering made of besan or gram/chick pea flour is similar in both but each has a distinctive filling.

My recipe is to create a filling similar to the Chitale Bandhu bakarwadi in Pune. The added bonus is that I baked my bakarwadis so I can enjoy them guilt free 🙂 I have made them bigger in size an dare stuffed with the filling!

Here is how I made the Baked Bakarwadis-

I started by making the filling-

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Ingredients for the filling all ready!
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Mix together the ingredients for the filling! …..mmmm…..smells so good already!

Then I made the dough. Dividing the dough into two parts, I rolled one part at a time, on a floured surface. It is important to roll the dough as thin as possible for this recipe.

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Roll the dough, on a floured surface, as thin as possible

Spread ½ of the filling on the rolled out dough.

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The filling is spread on top of the dough and then rolled up together.

I rolled it tight in a jelly roll fashion and cut the roll in about ¾ inch wide pieces. I repeated the process with the other half of the dough and the filling.

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Dough rolled and cut for my big sized bakarwadis stuffed with the addictive filling!

I placed them on a greased baking sheet and brushed the bakarwadi lightly with oil.

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Bakarwadis ready for baking!

After baking for 30 minutes, I flipped them upside down and baked for an additional 10 minutes. Look at these beauties:)

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Baked and ready to devour!
  • Servings: ”28″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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 Baked Bakarwadi-


For the filling-

Grind together in a paste

  • 2 hot green chilies (or to taste)
  • 8 mint leaves
  • ½ inch fresh peeled ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Combine with-

  • ½ cup shredded dry coconut, dry roasted
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, dry roasted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, dry roasted
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon citric acid
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup store bought thin sev
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves

For the dough-

  • ¾ cup besan or chick pea flour
  • 4 tablespoons maida or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Water to knead the dough
  • About 1 ½~2 teaspoons oil for greasing the baking tray and for brushing the bakarwadis.

To make the bakarwadis-

  1. Grind together in a paste, the green chilies, mint leaves, ginger and garlic. Mix with all the other ingredients of the filling. Set aside.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients for the dough. Add the oil and mix it in with your fingertips. Add enough water to form a ball for the dough. Divide in two parts.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out one part of the dough. The dough should be rolled as thin as possible.
  4. Spread ½ of the combined filling over it, leaving about ½ inch margin all around the edges. Roll the dough with filling in a jelly roll fashion, making sure it seals at the long edge.
  5. Cut the roll into pieces about ¾ inch wide. Transfer to a greased baking tray. Repeat with the other half of the dough and filling.
  6. Brush the tops of the cut pieces lightly with oil and bake for 30 minutes. Flip the bakarwadis upside down and bake for another 10 minutes to get an even color all around.
  7. Remove, let cool and store in an airtight container.

Bakarwadis are ready to devour! Do let me know how you like this most popular, addictive snack in Maharashtra!




36 thoughts on “  Baked Bakarwadi !

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    1. Thank you Greg! Sev i savailable in thick and thin varieties in packages. I get the thin ones that are not marked hot sev for the bakarwadi and chaat recipes, so I can add the chilies as I like them.I usually get the Masala Mirch brand as I have found it to be consistently good so far.

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  1. I don’t think I’ve heard of this before Sandhya, if I have, maybe I don’t remember it by that name?? I’m not too sure. It looks really good though, I like your step-by-step instructions and the first picture pops right out at you, very nice! Of course the baked version is always a bonus. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much Loretta! These are very popular in Pune, Bombay and kolhapur region of Maharashtra an din Gujarat too. I am addicted to them so am really happy that the baked version came out great:)
      Now I have to try and eat healthy until Thanksgiving:)

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    1. Thank you Hilda. I used the thin sev for the bakarwadi. They come in thick and thin variety.I have found the Mirch Masala brand to be consistently good.


      1. I found the sev, then had to go back and get the thin variety. I just made a batch of these and they turned out excellent. I will be taking them to a potluck with me this evening. Thanks again for another new and excellent recipe.

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      2. Hilda, I am so glad that you made it! do post a picture if you took one.
        Thank you so much for letting me know.


  2. I’d never heard of Sev before – I love to learn about different flavors/texture/types of food (checked it out on google! – lol) – this baked bakarwadi sounds really tasty Sandhya – thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Linda. Sev are noodles made out of chick pea flour and eaten as a snack.
      You are like me! I like to check out new flavors too and do google to find out more about them:)

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    1. Thanks Sujata. What a coincidence, really. I am glad I posted it. This baked recipe came out just as crispy as the fried one. I love bakarwadi and baking it made it guilt free 🙂


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