Methi Bajri Vada / Pearl Millet Flour Fritters

Methi Bajri Vada Recipe / Pearl Millet Flour Fritters / Gujarati Methi Bajri na Vada recipe with written details and video recipe

Methi Bajri Na Vada is a traditional Gujarati Snacks Recipe. These vada has Crispy yet Melt in Mouth texture. It’s made from Bajri Flour (Pearl Millet Flour) , Fenugreek Leaves and Spices. This vada is perfect as a time time snack and can be served with Green Coriander Chutney and Tomato Sauce too.

Adding Methi Leaves is optional , but it tastes really great. One can add some chopped Coriander too or even plain Vada can also be made …

If you like soft and chewy Bajri Vada, add less quantity of Oil while kneading dough. Next day Vada will be soft . With mentioned measurement , Vada will remain crispy even next day.

I have made this very tasty Methi Bajri Na Vada with IDHAYAM GROUNDNUT OIL. Using this traditional , unrefined ,natural and pure groundnut oil gives pleasure and satisfaction towards health of my family. Idhayam Mantra Groundnut Oil is a heart friendly oil too. The high smoking point of groundnut oil makes it ideal for deep frying.
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Checkout the Video recipe here..

Recipe Card for Methi Bajri Vada

Methi Bajri Vada

  • Servings: pc
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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  • 1/2 cup Curd (Preferably little sour)
  • 3 tbsp chopped Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Fenugreek Leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds , some more for Garnishing
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger Chilli Paste
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 3 to 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 2.5 cups (500gm) Bajri flour
  • Oil for frying


  • First of all, mix curd and chopped jaggery. Jaggery will be very soft and will be easy to mix in flour.
  • In a broad plate, take finally chopped Fenugreek Leaves. Add Sesame Seeds, Ginger Chilli Paste, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Hing and Oil.
  • Also add Curd+jaggery mixture .
  • Now add Wheat flour and Bajri (Pearl Millet) Flour.. Mix everything well. Add water little by little and knead soft dough.
  • Cover and keep aside this dough for at least 1.5 hours to 2 hours.
  • Later, add few drops of oil and knead the dough little.
  • Make small balls out of the dough.
  • One can give vada shape through fingers also.
  • My mom use to make this shape in easy way. Spread a wet cloth on chopping board . Keep dough balls on it.
  • With wet fingers the flatten the balls. It’s damn easy to do it.
  • Sprinkle some Sesame Seeds over it. Press it little so sesame seeds won’t fall apart.
  • Once oil is piping hot, slow the flame.
  • Add few vadas to hot it. Don’t overcrowd.
  • Fry on slow to medium flame till crispy.
  • Stir frequently to cook evenly.
  • Fry till crispy and dark in colour.
  • Drain and Keep on oil absorbent paper to remove access oil of any.
  • Store in air tight container once cooled.
  • Methi Bajri Vada stays fresh for 5 to 7 days (at my home , it’s vanish in just a single day 🤣🤣).
  • Enjoy with a hot cup of Tea/ Coffee..


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