Bajri na Vada

Bajri na Vada are disc shaped deep fried fritters made with pearl millet This Gujrati snack makes a perfect tea time snack .

We begin with Week 3 of our September Mega Marathon , and this week we are free to post any snacks . There is no clause ! I have decided to continue posting from Gujrat . Week 2 , I posted City Specific Specialities , this week it is going to be snacks which are popular in Gujju homes specially during festivals . These vadas can also be made for Sheetla Satam , when food is cooked a day prior to the festival.

Bajra is pearl millet , this millet is very popular in Rajasthan as well as Gujrat . The Rabaadi community enjoys the Bajre ka Rotla throughput the year . The Methi na Dhebras too are a popular sight in Gujju homes but these vadas are a speciality during Diwali Festival .

The vadas are slightly sweet with a lovely crunch of sesame seeds . There are variations where fenugreek leaves are added to make these Methi Bajre na Vada . Both the varieties are traditional to Gujrat and both have a shelf life of about 5 days .

These vadas can vary in size , they could be as small as a coin or as big as a mini poori . I have not rolled these , just pinched out tiny balls and pressed them with fingers . They are then deep fried . These vadas are not crunchy , but are just like pooris , a little soft , but taste amazing . Do give it a try .

Bajri na Vada

Recipe Source : Shreeji Foods

Bajri na Vada

Ingredients


2 cups bajri flour
1/2 cup curd
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp sweet Gujrati pickle ( optional )
1 tbsp ginger chilly paste
1 tbsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp carom powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp besan
Pinch soda
Salt to taste

Method

Take a wide plate .
Mix all the above ingredients very well .
Add water gradually and bind a dough .
The dough should be like a paratha dough .
It should not be hard or very soft .
Cover and keep aside the dough for 10-15 minutes .
Knead the dough again to make it more pliable .
Pinch out tiny balls and flatten them with fingers .
Heat the oil , once heated simmer the flame .
Add the vadas and once they come up on the surface of oil , fry them on medium flame .
Stir and rotate continuously to get an even color .
Remove on a kitchen napkin .
Once cool , store them in an airtight container .

Bajri na Vada

Sweets and Snacks

Week 1 Sweets

Day1 Gajjar Halwa Spring Rolls

Day 2 Gajjar Halwa Cups with Badaam Pista Kesar Ice cream

Day 3 Motichoor Cheese Cake

Day 4 Kesari Mango Shrikhand with Roasted Almonds

Day 5 Kesari Phirni with Mango & Nuts

Day 6 Rabdi

Week 2 Gujrat – City Specific Specialities

Day 7 Dry Fruit Kachori – Jamnagar Special

Day 8 Papad nu Chavanu – Khambat Special

Day 9 Tum Tum – Nadiad Special

Day 10 Tikha Ganthia – Bhavnagar Special

Day 11 Leelo Chevdo – Vadodara Special

Day 12 Limbu Mari ne Sev

Print Recipe
Bajri na Vada
Bajri na Vada are disc shaped deep fried fritters made with pearl millet This Gujrati snack makes a perfect tea time snack .
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20-25 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20-25 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take a wide plate .
  2. Mix all the above ingredients very well .
  3. Add water gradually and bind a dough .
  4. The dough should be like a paratha dough .
  5. It should not be hard or very soft .
  6. Cover and keep aside the dough for 10-15 minutes .
  7. Knead the dough again to make it more pliable .
  8. Pinch out tiny balls and flatten them with fingers .
  9. Heat the oil , once heated simmer the flame .
  10. Add the vadas and once they come up on the surface of oil , fry them on medium flame .
  11. Stir and rotate continuously to get an even color .
  12. Remove on a kitchen napkin .
  13. Once cool , store them in an airtight container .
Recipe Notes

Bajri na Vada

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6 thoughts on “Bajri na Vada”

  1. Wow that’s really an interesting dish. While Bajra is very popular in Andhra too, its confined to rotis and other rice dishes, never these interesting snacks. Loved reading about it Vaishali. So glad you are continuing with the state theme, we have so much to learn!

  2. Must be quite yummy. I had once made another version of bajra vadas which are not sweet and remember they make a great teatime snack. Sweet pickle and sugar combo in a vada sound interesting and also the fact that they puff up.

  3. Wow!! Vaishali… that’s a unique recipe. Started to see more of millets usage these days in snacks but never heard of vada. Love the way they turned out. Lovely share.

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