Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bajri Vada

When I was young, Ma would never let me help her with the frying. She would always get worried that I'd be a bit careless and hurt myself. Because of that, and because of the fact that fried items contain high fat content, I have never made fried items more than 3-4 times. So, this recipe in a way is one of the very rare fried dishes that I make.

Bajri vada is one of the several famous Gujarati 'farsaan's (salty snacks) made during  Diwali festival. It is easy to make and they stay unperished for quite a long time, making it an ideal snack during Diwali festival. My husband's personal experience suggests that it is impossible to  have just one vada ;) and it is extremely hard to resist temptation to have 3-4 at once:).

1 cup bajri(pearl millet) flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/8 cup suji
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 chopped green chili
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coriander-cumin powder
3 tbsp sugar
salt to taste
water/oil to knead dough
oil for frying

  • Mix together all the ingredients and knead the dough. For chewy texture, knead it with water, for softer texture, use oil.
  • The dough should be little soft. Make about 15 balls. Pat the balls with hands to make small patties.
  • Heat oil and fry the vadas.
  • These can be eaten hot or cold.


DEESHA said...

Hey .. new to ur blog .. bajri vada is a new dish for me .. looks delicious

Nisarg said...

Just 3-4 at once?!?? I cannot stop myself even after having 7-8! They are so so delicious!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy. Never tasted bajra baji's before.

SriLekha said...

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Chandani said...

thanks deesha, kitchen flavours(sorry, don't know your name)..yes, it has a very unique taste, do try it:)

Mansi said...

thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog Chandani! and I'm glad you liked the new site:)

these bajri vadas look good! tasty and healthy too:)

Madhavi said...

Thank You so for this recipe, yummyyyyyy vada :))

homecooked said...

I am thinking of the Lays ad,noone can eat just one :) But seriously these wadas look great!