Bajra Dhebra

Bajra dhebra, a deep fried snack perfect with your evening tea.

Bajra dhebra is an ideal snack for the winters! Pair it with your evening cup of tea and you will say ki ‘yeh dil maange more :)’.

My mother-in-law introduced me to this dish, the hard-core Barodian that she is! She calls it Bajra vada. No matter what the name is, the dish remains delectable. And Rujuta Diwekar will love it too as it incorporates some of the nutritious winter foods that she has recommended for the season.

Let’s check the recipe out:


Fresh Bajra flour (Pearl millet flour) – 1.5 cup

Wheat flour – 3 to 4 tbsp for binding the dough

Ginger – 1 inch

Garlic peeled – 6-8 in number

Green chillies – 3 to 4 as per your preference

Curd – 0.5 cup

Jaggery powder – 2 to 3 tbsp as per your preference

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Til/Sesame seeds – 2 tbsp or more

Oil – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Jeera powder/Jeera – 1 tsp

Dill leaves/Methi leaves – 1/2 cup finely chopped

Salt – to taste


Grind the green chillies, ginger and garlic together without adding any water to a coarse paste. Keep it aside. In a bowl, take the flours, add to it the dry spices, chopped greens, jaggery powder, oil and curd and mix it into a smooth dough.

Allow it to rest for 30 minutes

Make small balls from the rested dough and flatten it on your greased palm like a thick vada or dhebra (as is known in Gujarati) .Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the dhebras on a medium flame till they turn golden brown and crispy. Drain it on any absorbent paper and enjoy the snack.

I am sure you will like my other recipes too. Check this other winter recipes which are healthy and delicious at the same time.

  1. Ratalyachi kees
  2. Vegetable stew

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