What is the traditional method and ingredients used in making Bikaneri Bhujia?

The recipe for Original Bikaneri Bhujia is a simple, yet flavorful one that requires common ingredients found in any Indian kitchen.


  • 2 cups gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, for deep frying


  1. In a bowl, combine the gram flour, carom seeds, asafoetida, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt.
  2. Gradually add water to the mixture to make a smooth dough. The dough should have a medium consistency.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai (wok) over medium flame.
  4. Use a sev maker or chakli press to form the bhujia. Fill the sev maker or chakli press with the prepared dough.
  5. Squeeze the dough into hot oil in a circular motion.
  6. Fry the bhujia until they turn golden brown and become crispy.
  7. Remove the fried bhujia from the oil and place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  8. Allow the bhujia to cool down before storing them in an airtight container.

Enjoy your homemade Original Bikaneri Bhujia!

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