Goan Style Gavaam Bhakri | Konkani Gava Pithachi Bhakri | Godachi Bhakri | Goad Bhakri | Sweet Jaggery Wheat flatbread | Gur ki Roti | Gud Bhakri recipe with detail instructions and a video. Gavachi Bhakri or Godachi Bhakri is a traditional authentic Goan flatbread made from wheat flour and jaggery. The name gavachi bhakri or godachi bhakri is derived from the Konkani words ‘gav’ meaning wheat and ‘god’ meaning jaggery. Also, flatbreads are commonly referred to as ‘bhakri’ in Konkani.
Gavachi bhakri recipe is very simple, easy and quick to make. It is an ideal breakfast, snack or a light dinner recipe. This recipe does not require much prep time and is a go to recipe when you are short of time. The bhakri is slightly sweet in taste. It is a wholesome food and does not require any side dish. In Goan homes, the bhakri is eaten plain with no side dish. It is a pretty filling meal and will keep your stomach full for the next few hours. The bhakris are best eaten hot, immediately after removing from the tawa.
Wheat Bhakri Ingredients
Wheat Bhakri is a very healthy food option. It requires few simple everyday ingredients found in all Goan households. The main ingredient ofcourse is the wheat flour. Adding jaggery gives a nice sweet taste to these bhakris. Also, jaggery is a healthier option compared to sugar. Like most Goan dishes, we also use fresh grated coconut in this recipe. Coconut contributes to the sweet taste and provides a nice texture to the bhakri. Another important step which elevates the taste of these flatbreads is the use of ghee. In this recipe, we use ghee to grease the pan before spreading the wheat flour batter.
You can also try out our Goan onion bhakri recipe which is popularly called as ‘kanyachi bhakri’ or ‘tandlachi bhakri’ in Konkani. Another favourite Goan bhakri recipe on our channel is the rava bhakri. Do try them out!!
- 3 cup wheat flour
- 1 cup fresh grated coconut
- ⅔ cup grated jaggery
- salt as per taste
- Add ¾ cup of water to the jaggery. Allow to rest for 30 minutes so that the jaggery dissolves.
- After 30 minutes, dissolve any remaining jaggery by squeezing with your hand.
- Add the wheat flour, coconut, salt and the above jaggery mixture to a bowl.
- Add water and mix well to form a thick batter. The batter will be very thick and sticky.
- Heat a tawa and grease it with ghee. Place some batter on the tawa.
- Wet your hands by dipping it in a bowl of water. Then gently spread the batter on the tawa to form a circular bhakri. Keep wetting your hands and spreading the batter to avoid sticking to your hands. Thickness of bhakri should be medium.
- Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
- After 2 minutes, remove the lid. Cook the bhakri uncovered till the lower side is brown.
- Flip over and cook on the other side till brown.
- Flip over and cook the bhakri on each side till brown. Remove from the tawa and serve hot.