How to make Chole Bakarwadi -

A delicious fusion of North and West Indian foods – the ever popular Maharashtrian snack stuffed with flavourful kabuli chana mixture makes an excellent tea time snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian, Fusion, Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chole Bakarwadi

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You can’t eat breakfast at night or dinner in the afternoon – but snacks? that you can eat anytime of the day! Along with tea, after school or at a birthday party – snacks are every foodie’s ultimate favourite. Healthy snacking is the best way to satisfy your munchies without the worry of to many added calories.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chole Bakarwadi Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) , soaked overnight and boiled 3/4 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 tablespo to deep fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 1/2 cup

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Take refined flour in a mixing bowl, add semolina, 2 tbsps oil, salt, ¼ tsp black pepper powder and sufficient water and knead into semi soft dough. Cover the dough with damp cloth and set aside to rest.

Step 2

Take the chickpeas in another mixing bowl and mash. Add salt, remaining black pepper powder, coriander leaves, ginger-green chilli paste, and garam masala powder and mix well. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Divide dough into small equal pedas, apply a little oil on each peda and roll out into a puri. Spread a little chickpea mixture on each puri, roll them tightly into cylinders and seal the edges. Cut into roundels and press a little taking care that stuffing does not come out.

Step 4

Slide a few bhakarwadis at a time into hot oil, deep-fry on medium heat, till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and let them cool down to room temperature. Serve or store in an airtight container.

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