January 21, 2018



Bhakhra a treat with Tea or Coffee.

Bhakhras can be dusted with powdered sugar for variety and a Christmas look.

by Rita Jamshed Kapadia


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose bleached flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina (Ravo)
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125 ml toddy mixed with 1 tsp sugar and 125 ml warm water (Beer can be substituted for toddy)
    Water as required
  • 1 tsp powdered cardamom and nutmeg mixture
  • 1/2 tsp salt
    Oil for deep frying
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting (Optional Christmas Look)


  1. Sift flour, semolina, spices and salt together.
  2. Beat sugar and ghee together.
  3. Add egg and mix well.
  4. Add flour mixture, mix well and add toddy.
  5. Beat to a stiff dough, adding water if necessary.
  6. Cover with cling film or damp cloth and keep in a warm place for about 2-3 hours, till dough has risen.
  7. Roll out about quarter-inch thick and cut into one-and-a-half-inch rounds with a biscuit cutter.
  8. Deep fry and drain.
  9. Cool and store in an airtight glass jar.

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