Kanyachi Bhakri/Onion Bhakri

Rice/Rawa/Jowar flour combined with simple ingredients to form a yummy pancake. Can be made completely gluten free as well.

Kanyachi Bhakri with ‘loni’ or homemade whipped butter is all deliciousness in your mouth. The hands-on time for this is very little and requires no preparation in advance. You just soak the flour for 10-15 minutes, add all the other ingredients and cook it on the griddle. That is it! 

In Goa, people usually make this with rice flour. But I normally try and make it with Jowar/Sorghum flour combined with a little bit of semolina. It tastes great in both the ways. This is one evening snack that our kids ate growing up too. I would alternate between Jowar and Nachni(Finger Millet) for them, of course minus the chilli when they were very little.

Kanyachi Bhakri/Onion Bhakri
Kanyachi Bhakri/Onion Bhakri
Kanyachi Bhakri/Onion Bhakri
  1. Rice/Jowar Flour - 1.5 cups
  2. Semolina/Sooji/Rawa - 1/4th cup
  3. Water - 2 cups + 1/4th cup
  4. Onion - 1 medium, chopped fine
  5. Cumin Seeds - 1.5 tspn
  6. Green Chillies - 2, slit vertically then cut into 2 parts
  7. Shredded coconut - 2 tblspn
  8. Coriander leaves - From about 5 strands, chopped
  9. Turmeric Powder - 1/4th tspn
  10. Sugar - 1 tspn (Optional)
  11. Salt - to taste
  12. Oil - For making Bhakri/Pancake
  1. 1) Combine the flour with Semolina and water and soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. 2) Add the rest of the ingredients minus the oil. Combine to form a texture shown in the first picture below.
  3. 3) Heat a griddle with some oil over medium flame. Transfer about 2 handfuls of this mixture on the griddle and spread it out carefully to make a bhakri/pancake. Drizzle some oil on the top and along the sides.
  4. 4) Cover with lid as shown in the second picture below. Let cook till the bottom side appears to be cooked about 2-3 minutes. Remove the lid. Carefully flip over to not let it break and let cook on the other side uncovered for 2-3 more minutes until done. Serve hot with a dollop of ghee or homemade whipped butter.
  1. Servings: About 5
  1. Instead of using flour, you may make this using semolina itself.
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Kanyachi Bhakri - Pic 1
Kanyachi Bhakri – Pic 1
Kanyachi Bhakri - Pic 2
Kanyachi Bhakri – Pic 2


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