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Bajri methi na vada | how to make bajra vada | pearl millet flour fritters

Bajri Methi Na Vada Recipe is a traditional Gujarati snack made from bajra flour, whole wheat flour fenugreek leaves, and a few spices. They are the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and tangy. These Crispy vada recipes are can be served as an evening snack with green chutney and masala chai.

I have shared the perfect ingredient ratio and a few no-fail tips to help you to make the perfect crispy bajri methi vada on the first attempt.

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Bajri methi na vada | how to make bajra vada | pearl millet flour fritters

Author Nehas Cook Book
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup bajra flour
  • ¼ cup wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp jaggery
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp ajwain
  • 2 tsp green chilli paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup fenugreek leaves
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup curd - yogurt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • Water as required


  • In a mixing bowl, add bajri flour, wheat flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, jaggery, salt, sesame seeds and ajwain. Mix well
  • Add garlic paste, green chili paste, methi leaves and coriander leaves. mix well
  • Then add curd and mix well. The mixture starts to bind.
  • Now add baking soda and the required water to make a semi-soft dough.
  • Grease your hand with oil. Take a small portion of dough and flatten it out between your hand.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add vada, and fry them on medium flame. Flip it in between for even browning.
  • When it is crispy and golden brown from both sides. Remove it to the paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spatula.
  • Serve vada with coriander chutney.


  • Use fresh fenugreek and coriander leaves for vada.
  • Yogurt or buttermilk gives softness to vada.
  • Fry vada on medium flame.
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