In partnership with Amy’s Kitchen, we have created this easy, yet impressive, Indian Spiced Dreamy Puff Pastry Swirls. It’s our modern take on an Indian snack called Bhakarwadi, which is perfect to serve during Diwali or even throughout the holiday season.
As many of you know, I lived in Singapore for many years. One of the things that impressed me about living there is that they celebrate all the major religious holidays year-round. It means that yes, we did get about an extra 12 or so days off on top of our regular PTO.
One of those holidays is Diwali or Deepavali. The name translates to “row of lamps,” and it’s a Hindu festival that celebrates light over darkness. In Singapore there is a little area called Little India, which is all lit up with colored lanterns and looks oh-so-festive. During this time, families get together to clean up the house and decorate to bring in good vibes and happiness. Oh and they also have many sweet treats. One of them is called Bhakarwadi.
Traditionally, Bhakarwadi is a fried delicacy made from gram flour and filled with a spicy and sweet filling. This version gets its sweetness from Amy’s Dreamy Candy, and we use regular store-bought puff pastry to make it easy to make in the oven in minutes.
Our filling is flavored with desiccated coconut, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, cardamom and chia seeds. You can add a little spice with some chill powder if desired.
All this goodness is then spread over the puff pastry and rolled into a tight log so that it makes a pinwheel pattern.
In a few minutes you have a sweet treat to share with your friends and family. It looks so festive and tastes so delightful. It can be served any time during the holidays.
I would love to see your version of this Bhakarwadi. Please tag myself and Amy’s Kitchen and use the hashtag #StartWithAmys.
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