How to make Bajra Wada -

These crisp bajra wadas make a great tea time snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pearl millet flour (bajra flour),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Bajra Wada

Bajra Wada Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bajra Wada Recipe

  • Pearl millet flour (bajra flour) 1 1/2 cups

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • White sesame seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Oil to deep-fry

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Take pearl millet flour in a bowl, add yogurt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, white sesame seeds, coriander leaves, salt and green chillies and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough.

Step 2

Divide dough into equal portions and shape each portion into medium sized tikki and flatten them slightly.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the tikkis and deep-fry on medium heat till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Arrange them on a serving plate and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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