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Fafda( Crunchy Chickpea flour stripe)

on April 4, 2016


Fafda is a favorite street food in Gujarat. and loved by all young, adult and kids. Fafda and Jalebi makes great combination. On family demand I made today and here you go for recipe-


  • 2 cup besan ( gram flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda( Papad Kharo)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, finely ground
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste ½ teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafetida
  • 1/8 tsp. turmeric(haldi)
  • water 1/2 cup


  1. Crush carom seed with mortar and pestle. Shift flour. Mix baking soda (papad kharo) and salt into  warm water.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add flour, carom seeds, black pepper crushed, salt, Hing, oil.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well with hands and knead the flour with warm water(1/2 cup).
  4. Flip, turn and punch the dough for 6-7 minutes. Leave the dough for half an hour.
  5. In a frying pan heat the oil. Make soft ball size balls from dough. Use slight oil to grease your palm so dough does not stick.
  6. There is a traditional way to make Fafda but I am making with plastic Ziploc bag.
  7. Cut close part of Ziploc bag. Cover small flat surface with one plastic, spread little oil on it and put dough ball on t. Cover dough with another plastic and roll with rolling pin. Roll carefully to little thinner than paratha or as your desire thickness.
  8. make it rectangle and then make 4-5 straight cuts.
  9. Carefully pick up one piece at a time and drop in hot oil carefully. Fry 4-5 pieces at a time on medium heat. Fry till both the sides are slightly golden and cooked properly.
  10. Serve with chutney.

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